15″ Helical Planer with Dust Collection problem
I’ve recently picked up a new 15″ helical planer from Craftex. I’ve got it hooked up to a 2hp 1790cfm dust collector which sits directly beside it with maybe 3′ of 4″ hose connecting the two, with no blast gates or sharp bends. The joints are clamped and taped to avoid leakage. The chip deflector on the planer is within 1/16″ of the cutterhead. There is a fairly substantial amount of chips left on the board as it exits the planer, and as a result the outfeed roller is embedding them into the surface of the board. Has anyone faced this issue, and how did you solve it?
The feed speed doesn’t seem to make any difference. Lighter passes helps a bit, but I am still left with more chips on the outfeed than I should.
**UPDATE: It was totally the foam strip stuck to the underside of the top cover plate, as GeeDubBee suggested.