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Sunday afternoon and I'm planing off about 1/32 of an inch in two passes to a beautiful 8' piece of 10" wide Red Oak. Going to take two 1/64" slow speed passes on one side, turn it over and take two more passes on the other side. To my knowledge, the procedure is correct for this species and width of wood. This piece is going to make a "Table Top Nativity" set. First side come out beautiful Smooth with no defects. Time to do the other side. First pass goes as planned. OK - you KNOW what's coming next ! ! ! ! Second pass grinds to a stop and before I can get to the On/Off switch, the lights go out. Reset the breaker, take the board out of the planer and here is what I see: Hmmmmmm, not to so pretty good. That is one heck of a gouge out of the wood. Time to see what the planer looks like. Take the top off and get to the planer knives. Hmmm, the plastic cover is broken on the right side. Investigate a little deeper OHHHHH, crud - - - so NOT good. That is the stiffener sticking up in the air. The bolt on the end is in place and the second bolt has lost its head. I removed the rest of the bolts to see what else happened. A better look at the stiffener and knife. What hurts even more is that this planer is only 4 months old. Fortunately, we have a DeWalt repair center about 10 miles from my house so I will take it down there tomorrow. Warranty job???? IT BETTER BE. Will report more when I know more.