Planer Or Jointer?

I recently received an email from Doug who asked a very good question concerning some major power tool purchases. After the last cabinet I built, I made a committment to myself to stop working with sheet goods and focus on building furniture made from solid wood so my planer will definately see more use; however, its still so much more efficient to put a flat and square side on a piece of stock even if I’m going to turn to using hand planes that I doubt I’d ever stop using my jointer.

Cons – Takes a long time to level wood, leaves a lot of wood filings and chips, not meant for reducing thickness beyond 1 inch. While it’s an exercise in futility to smoothen out huge planks of wood to uniform thickness with hand planers since they’re used for finishing purposes, you can depend on thickness planers for this particular task. Secondly, you can feed a board through your planer on a skewed angle, rather than pointing straight ahead. As far as a jointer, I would go out to an antique store or auction or ebay and buy a #7 jointer plane.


Because it was on sale at a price I knew would be a mistake to pass up. But that’s not the only reason! Aside from these specs, you should also consider machine features, a number of knives, speed, and capacity when choosing the right planer for you. One pass and more than a 1/16-inch of shavings were gone leaving a.. read more smooth surface. Used surface planing machines cost much less than new ones, and they are able to do the same work. Recommend buying a jointer in the future, but in the beginning i would get a planer. I’m debating whether to start out with a planer (that seems to have been the most popular answer here versus a jointer) or getting a combo planer/jointer.

He had a combination square that turned out not to be and it was a mid-priced brand (Not a Starrett, like the school was using for instance, which is a bit pricey but an excellent tool). What’s more, the DeWalt DW680K Planer is, according to some of the reviewers at , one of the most precise planers around that’s capable of shaving deep or shaving at a shallow 0.03125 inch if required or as needed. The tool shaves off inches or millimeters of wood at a time to ensure thickness and width consistency to your woodworking piece.

Snipe is a term used to describe the planer gouge that often occurs at the beginning and end of boards as they enter and leave the planer. The Makita 1806B Planer, if you pay attention to how big it is or the specs it has compared to other, smaller portable planers that are roughly iron-sized, it’s a whopping 6¾-inch planer with a 10.9 amp motor. PANHANS, SCM, JOINERY, CMC, MARTIN, HOFMANN, ALDINGER, HOUFEK, HARIOM and CASADEI BUSELLATO are a few of the top manufacturers which produce long-life and high-quality surface planers.

Many of the verified purchasers of the unit praise it for its price, its two-year warranty, how intuitive it is to use, and its undeniable capability to plane away misshapen edges, splinters, and chips from a wooden surface to give it a more professional look. With some elbow grease and a hand plane, one can flatten one side of a board and then run it through the planer.