Planer Needed

DavidMagee

New User
David
I have eight boards (26" x 16") that need one pass through a planer to knock off dried residue. I would do it myself but don't have a planer wide enough to do the job. Any suggestions/recommendations would be greatly appreciated, and I'll drive as far as I need to go to do it. Thank you!
 

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SabertoothBunny

SabertoothBunny
User
If you are near Fayetteville, NC then hit up Ballash Woodworks (910-709-0717). They have a drum sander and planer large enough to flatten that out for you.
 

FredP

Fred
Corporate Member
what is the residue? I have the equipment but It depends on what is on the lumber. Knives are 200 bucks a set so I am carful about what I run through my planer.
 

DavidMagee

New User
David
what is the residue? I have the equipment but It depends on what is on the lumber. Knives are 200 bucks a set so I am carful about what I run through my planer.
Fred, it's a 3M plastic adhesive. Dried, it feels and sticks like beads of wood glue.
 

FredP

Fred
Corporate Member
I have to decline. Sorry but between the adhesive and the MDF I can't. As Mike Davis said a scraper would be a better choice.
 

DavidMagee

New User
David
I have to decline. Sorry but between the adhesive and the MDF I can't. As Mike Davis said a scraper would be a better choice.
I understand, Fred, but many thanks none-the-less. On this project, a scraper won't do it, and I don't want to dig into the MDF. I really just want to shave off the residue (about 1/16") without digging into the MDF. (I agree with planing MDF; never had much success with it.)
 

DavidMagee

New User
David
I would use a scraper on that. Never had much happy planing MDF board.
If the adhesive popped-off with a little encouragement, Mike, I'd do it--and still might. But if I could shave off 1/16" down to the MDF surface (without digging into the MDF), it would be infinitely more efficient.
 

chris_goris

Chris
Senior User
I dont think anyone is going to run that through a planer, I know I wouldnt. your best option is a CNC.
 
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DavidMagee

New User
David
Thank you all for your advice and suggestions. I found a solution. I purchased a Dremel oscillating tool. Using the flat blade that sits flush with the surface, it chews the glue deposits up with minimal affect on the MDF. Thanks again.
 

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