After market column/ cutter head locking for planers
Several lunch box planer brands are incorporating column or cutter head locks into their lunch box planers to reduce snipe. I was wondering if anyone has tried to make a mechanism for their existing planer that locks the cutter head to the columns.
My local Home Depot carries the DW734, which has a mechanism like this. Just looking at the floor model, it's pretty simple. Has anyone thought about this?
Before considering this, I attempted to help the snipe problem on my porter cable planer by adding a 4' by 12'' torsion box that acts as infeed-outfeed tables. This helped but didn't solve the snipe issue.
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