I should have checked the list before I unpacked the tool.
I got a Delta TP305 planer for Christmas (my first planer), and of course all excited as I am I immediately unpacked it and ran some boards throug it, only to find a 2" long 1/64" snipe at the start of each board (didn't notice any at the end). At first I thought I had missed some adjustments, so I checked the infeed / outfeed again,but that didnt help. Only then did I decided to go in and check online and as far as I can tell this is a known problem and not really anything can be done to avoid it. Whish I had checked before using it, but oh well, I'm still excited about it, even if it means I have to cute 2" of each board.
But, is there really nothing that can be done to avoid this ?