2nd October 2019


How does a wood planer work?

Sizing rough lumber requires a jointer to flatten one face, and a planer to cut the thickness. To cut the width you use a jointer to square and straighten one edge, and then rip the width on a table saw. I rip my boards 1/32″ wide, and then joint off the last 1/32″.

What is a jointer planer used for?

Every tool has its purpose, and when it comes to woodworking, the jointer and planer are two very distinct tools. A jointer is used to create smooth, flat surfaces along the four edges of a piece of wood. A planer cuts wood into the desired thickness, while creating perfectly parallel surfaces.

What is a planer power tool?

The term planer may refer to several types of carpentry tools, woodworking machines or metalworking machine tools. Plane (tool): a hand tool used to produce flat surfaces by shaving the surface of the wood.
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