I have never used a thickness planer before and need some advice.
I’m using my new Ridgid TP1300 to plane some 4/4 flat cut wenge with a nice cathedral grain pattern. I’ve adjusted the infeed and outfeed table to eliminate snipe and I’m very happy with the mirror-like finish on most of the surface, except that I’m getting tearout where the grain reverses.
Is there any way to prevent this?
If not, what’s the best way to repair/fill this (~2″ dia.) area?