I put some new blades on the planer today, and also adjusted the bottom rollers inside to really make it work better. The rollers were too low, which caused the workpiece to contact the table, and “drag” through the machine. Now it glides on those rollers instead, with less pressure from the feed rollers, which means fewer tooth marks on the workpiece.
That was really an error on initial setup of the machine, and I should have addressed that sooner. It’s like planing clouds now.
Before too long, our “cob cutterhead” will arrive, and that will put an end to blade replacement. It’s got dozens (scores, really, if not a gross or more) of individual carbide inserts. They can be individually rotated to a new cutting edge when dull, and replaced more quickly than blades.