Zero lead planer

  • US 5,368,077 A
  • Filed: 09/22/1993
  • Issued: 11/29/1994
  • Est. Priority Date: 09/22/1993
  • Status: Expired due to Term
First Claim
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1. A planer for surfacing a wood article, the planer comprising:

  • a feed element applying a feed force to said wood article;

    a guide element adjacent said feed element and including a face slidably engaging said wood article, said feed force being generally parallel to said face but including a force component directed into said face whereby said wood article is maintained against said face when propelled by said feed element; and

    a planer cutter element surfacing a portion of said wood article and applying a cutting force to said wood article, said cutting force being parallel to said guide element face and generally opposite in direction relative to said feed force.

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