Makita planer – roller collecting chips
I have a now vintage Makita jointer/planer combo, bought new decades ago, and it’s been a work horse for me. I had the rollers re-surfaced maybe 12-15 years ago, and it cuts like a champ. Except — I’m doing a job with clear white pine, and the rollers are picking up the chips, which stick to them, making “divots” in the surface of the board. I need to stop every 2 passes to try to clear the rollers of chips. Clearly, this isn’t sustainable. Any thoughts? Do the rollers need to be resurfaced again? Is it heat/humidity? Is there something I could coat them with to reduce the problem? Thanks in advance.