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New DeWalt DW735 planner not pulling wood through machine

I have a brand new planner. My first project is recycling some 100 year old oak boards that were a table top. The planner started out fine but after I have taken off just about all the varnish / old finish, the feed rollers seem to be slipping. This is only a guess on my part as this is my first planner. Do the rollers need to be cleaned due to the old varnish or finish? What do I use to clean the rollers with? Will I need to disassemble the unit to do this?

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    I have a 4 year old 3 blade Dewalt planner can the rollers wear out as boards seem to hang up when planning hard woods such as walnut


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Just wax the table and support tables, and clean the feed rollers with mineral spirits. I have a 20" 5hp planer and it will stop feeding if i don't keep the table waxed. They sell planer table wax, but I find that a good paste floor wax works just as well. DO NOT use WD40,it will prevent finish from bonding.

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Planers were not designed to remove old finish, They were designed to plane new lumber which would be much softer., so likely the need for cleaning seems reasonable. I woudl think a wire brush on the serations of the feed rolers woudl serfice.

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