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How to Sharpen Electric Hand Planer Blades

How to Sharpen Electric Hand Planer Blades

Sharpening your hand planer blade can save you tones of money because, you don’t have to replace or buy new blades every time they become dull and blunt. Besides, it is convenient and saves you the time of going to the store to buy a new one or waiting for delivery. On the other hand, […]

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What Do You Use a Hand Planer For?

What Do You Use a Hand Planer For?

Hand planers can be regarded as the greatest invention in the woodwork industry. They have for long been an indispensable tool in every carpenter’s toolbox. Historically, any carpenter worth his name would never lack a hand planer. It always had to be an arm-stretch away. Now, even with the advancement in technology, hand planers still […]

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How to Set Hand Planer Blades

How to Set Hand Planer Blades

Do you own a hand plane that gets incorrect results owing to its blades? The frustration may bring a feeling of banging your head against a wall in despair! Don’t worry; there is a solution for you. The condition of the blades will determine the quality and efficiency of the plane. A proper plane should […]

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How to Set Electric Hand Planer Blades

How to Set Electric Hand Planer Blades

If you own an electric hand planer, then you know how important it is to have the blades set correctly. The feature and the setting of the blades have a huge impact on the quality of your woodwork. Unfortunately, most machines come with improperly set blades that make them inappropriate for the type of woodwork […]

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How to Plane a Door with a Hand Planer

How to Plane a Door with a Hand Planer

Doors are bound to bind and stick on entryways especially if they have been fitted incorrectly. Tightening the hinge screws may rectify the problem; but only temporarily. The best way to solve the situation is to plane the door to remove the excess wood, causing it to get stuck. The ideal gap between the frame […]

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How to Change the Blades on a Dewalt Hand Planer

How to Change the Blades on a Dewalt Hand Planer

Blades get dull or nicked after prolonged or heavy-duty use. Working on surfaces with a dull blade is not only ineffective, but it also affects the motor. They can smoke up the room, cause wood debris to develop sawdust instead of shavings, and make it difficult to push the planer. Nicked blades, on the other […]

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How to Change RYOBI Hand Planer Blades

How to Change RYOBI Hand Planer Blades

Checking and replacing blades is a critical maintenance procedure that should be carried out periodically. Most hand planers use blades that can be sharpened to restore their luster. However, for some planers, once the blades grow dull, they can only be replaced. Ryobi hand planers use such blades. They are reversible blades and can’t be […]

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How to Change Blades on a Hand Planer

How to Change Blades on a Hand Planer

How will you tell that the blades of your hand plane need urgent replacement? A planer with short or blunt blades will not get the job done efficiently and on time. You will plane and plane over and over again without getting the desired results. Before one replaces blades of a wood planer first, you […]

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How Much Is a Typical Hand Planer?

How Much Is a Typical Hand Planer?

A hand planer is a woodworking instrument used for shaping wood surfaces. It is generally used to smoothen, reduce thickness, and flatten the surface of a rough piece of timber. In using these planers, one needs to exert a sufficient amount of energy to push it forward, to acquire the required smoothness on the piece […]

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How Does an Electric Hand Planer Work?

How Does an Electric Hand Planer Work?

electric hand planers are similar to traditional models only that it is powered by a motor instead of a fixed blade. The blade is mounted in the middle of two plates and is referred to as a shoe. The planer performs the same function as an electric planer by shaving off extra wood. It also […]

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