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A Brief History of Wood Planers

A Brief History of Wood Planers

Planers find their origin in the ancient city of Rome and have been in use ever since. At the inception, planers were made of mere wooden blocks with a rectangular shaped opening in the centre to fit in the metal blade, which was clamped with another wooden block. However, with time and technology, of course, planers have undergone several enhancements and development. Historical excavations ...

Wood Planer – What Is It And Why You May Need It?

Wood Planer – What Is It And Why You May Need It?

If you have had any experience with woodworking projects either by way of your profession or sheer interest in the subject, then you would know how frustrating it can be trying to order boards of custom thickness from the local wood supplier. Of course, you could always use a table saw to decrease the thickness of the board and then clean its edges by employing a jointer, but the work becomes ...

DW735X Vs DW735 Vs DW734

DW735X Vs DW735 Vs DW734

A wood planer not only helps you get a nice, smooth finish on a surface of wood, but it also saves you the money that you would otherwise have to shell out for top quality pre surfaced lumber. For woodwork enthusiasts, bench top surface planners turn to be the best choice. They are small enough to fit into a garage, and for their low cost they present fantastic thickness customization features. ...

Wood Planer or Wood Jointer, Which Do I Need?

Wood Planer or Wood Jointer, Which Do I Need?

Using the right tool for the right job is a very important factor in any workshop. Substituting one tool or machine for another has been one of the major causes of many accidents in workshops. For instance, using a chisel instead of a screw driver will always be accompanied by their own unique consequences. While handling any duty, it is important to list down all the necessary tools you require ...

Used Planers and Everything You Need To Know About Them

Used Planers and Everything You Need To Know About Them

At times, buying brand new planers may be very costly and therefore resorting to used planers is the better option. They are usually efficient just like new planers depending on the model and its condition. However, going for a used planer is not a guarantee that you get the equipment in a good working condition. Normally there are two major issues, which will always force a person to sell his or ...

The Truth About Planer Snipe

The Truth About Planer Snipe

Planer snipe is a common phenomenon with almost all planers and its one truth one cannot run away from. It will always be around and I am quite sure almost all who use wood have experienced this on several occasions. But if not, then either you have never been keen or never bothered to find out if snipe does exist. Not to worry though because it isn’t a huge factor. People make a huge fuss about ...

Precautions to Take While Using a Planer

Precautions to Take While Using a Planer

A wood planer deserves respect. Failure to do so will always result in a grim outcome – accidents! A number of times, many people have been killed or had serious injuries because of their negligence to follow basic instruction, which govern the operation of heavy machinery and make no mistake of it, planers are heavy machinery that can take lives! So, how do you keep safe around these so called ...

How to Replace Planer Blades on a Handheld Device

How to Replace Planer Blades on a Handheld Device

Checking and replacing planer blades is part and parcel of wood planer maintenance, which must be carried out periodically. The only time you really can’t sharpen a planer blade is if it reduces in length or rather won’t actually maintain the precision. A short blade may not have the capability to grip the wood effectively, having in mind that a planer is not only used for smoothing the work ...

How to Maintain a Wood Planer

How to Maintain a Wood Planer

All tools require maintenance at certain intervals as there are various parts whose efficiency reduces either due to aging or friction. The main objective of carrying out any form of maintenance is not only to ensure that the tool becomes efficient but also to make it last a little longer. This can always save one from purchasing new tools or borrowing from friends. A wood planer is not ...

Factors to Consider When Buying a Planer

Factors to Consider When Buying a Planer

Deciding on which type of wood planer to buy comes with a lot of challenges and a proper evaluation of the kind of task to be performed within the limited resources is imperative having in mind that efficiency of the planer is also a priority. Consider this a primer to understanding the governing factors on purchasing a planer. Types Of Planers There are many types of planers designed to ...

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