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planing painted boards

We salvaged painted redwood. Planing it rapidly dulls the planner's blades. Anny suggestions?

Re: planing painted boards

Either buy lots a planner blades or sand the boards first to remove the paint and dirt.

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Re: planing painted boards

You could also use a paint stripper to remove the paint. Or, buy a surface sander.

Re: planing painted boards

Carbide planer blades are expensive, but if the redwood was free, you have some leeway.

Re: planing painted boards

Use stripper. DO NOT SAND THE PAINT -- don't even plane it unless you are positive that it's not lead paint. It's very dangerous to breath lead dust and you don't want it to settle on the ground and eventually enter the water table. Very hazardous stuff!!!

Re: planing painted boards

A machine that cuts away material to make a board thinner is a planer (with only one N). A book that you use to schedule your day is a planner (with two Ns). :eek: >:-(

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