Planer Table Height Adjustment Wheel Outfeed Table Switch: Turn both ON Scale: make sure you use the INCH side! Infeed Table With the grain! Always plane wood with the grain, never across the grain. Too short! Do not plane wood that is so short that it loses contact with the infeed roller before it reaches the outfeed roller. If you must plane short stock, use a backing board. Check for and remove any loose knots, glue, fasteners, etc. before running wood through the Planer. Avoid getting pinched! Never allow your fingers to become wedged between the wood and the infeed table. Don’t look! Never look into a Planer while it is on. You could be hit by flying particles. Stand upright and to one side while operating the Planer. Only 1/16th please. The Planer should be set to remove only 1/16 th inch of material at a time. (Generally, one clockwise turn of the thickness adjusting wheel.) Warped?? A Planer will not remove a warp, cup, or twist from a board. A jointer must be used for this. Always measure the wood to be planed at its thickest point before setting the depth of cut. Something wrong? If your board becomes stuck under the cutter, first give the board a shove. It that does not work, turn the machine off. Always wait until the cutter stops completely before lowering the infeed table. Your work piece could become a missile!