Jointers and Planers

Woodworking jointers and planers are key to milling straight, square lumber for your woodworking projects. Learn tips and techniques for getting the most out of your jointer and planer.

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15" Planers
If you work with a lot of rough lumber, or plan to, get your hands on one of these wood-chomping brutes.
Flatten wide boards on a narrow jointer
The best way to make a really wide board flat is to rip it into narrow boards first, face-joint them, and then glue them back together.
Get the most from your planer
Make your planer more effective at doing its main job–planing boards to thickness–and multiply its usefulness by putting it to work in ways you might never have considered before.
Shop Test: Benchtop Planers
These machines reduce boards to final thickness quickly and accurately.
Jointer/Planer Combo Machines
Combining both wood-dimensioning functions into one unit saves precious shop space—and maybe some dollars.

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How can I make my planer work better?
My planer seems to be struggling to feed boards through. When I help them along after getting stuck, they have black marks. The knives are brand new. What’s going wrong?