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How a Hand Planer Works

How a Hand Planer Works

A hand planer shaves off thin wood shavings from a piece of wood to create a smooth, flat surface. Knowing how a hand planer work is an essential skill for any woodworker. Here’s a step by step guide to help beginners: ​Tips for Using Hand Planers Choose the Ideal Hand Plane There are different hand […]

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How to Use a Corded Hand Planer

How to Use a Corded Hand Planer

A corded hand planer operates just like a regular hand planer only that a motor powers it. It rides on a soleplate and has blades mounted on the cutter head spinning at 20,000 rpm. It is this speed that facilitates the fast removal of wood, usually equal to the difference between the rear and the […]

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How to Use a Dewalt Hand Planer

How to Use a Dewalt Hand Planer

Having an electric hand planer at hand makes it easy to make minor repairs on your furniture. The Dewalt hand planer is one such handy tool you need to add to your tool kit. It is powerful enough for you to use it on different types of wood and a range of surfaces. Dewalt hand […]

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What Does a Hand Planer Do?

What Does a Hand Planer Do?

Hand planers are primarily designed for sanding and smoothing surfaces. They are also used to produce horizontal, vertical, or inclined flat surfaces on workpieces too large to shape. ​Hand planes are a combination of cutting edge, usually a sharpened metal plate, traditionally attached to a firm body, which, when moved on a wooden surface, shaves […]

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How To Set a Hand Planer Blade

How To Set a Hand Planer Blade

A well-set blade creates thin wood shavings leaving a flat, smooth surface. It is particularly essential when making finishes on wood furniture. Apart from smoothing surfaces hand planers perform a range of other tasks including scrubbing, shooting and shaping. It all depends on how you fine-tune the blade. We look at how to set hand […]

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How to Plane Wide Boards with an Electric Hand Planer

How to Plane Wide Boards with an Electric Hand Planer

When buying an Electric planer, you need to choose between two devices: a power hand planer and a stationary machine. The handheld power planer is a choice device for many woodworkers as it planes both wide and narrow surfaces. A stationary power planer, on the other hand, is suitable for small boards only. Most stationary […]

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What Is an Electric Hand Planer Used For?

What Is an Electric Hand Planer Used For?

An electric hand planer is similar to a regular hand planer only that it substitutes the fixed blade with a rotating blade powered by electricity. It is fitted with two to three blades to shave off small amounts of wood (usually 1/8 inch) within a short period. It is this feature that makes an electric […]

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What Size Hand Planer Do I Need?

What Size Hand Planer Do I Need?

Hand planes are essential tools in woodworking. Whether you are a seasoned woodworker or a beginner, you will find that no tool can replace a hand planer. The introduction of power planes made planing tasks a lot easier for large woodworking jobs, but it was still unsuitable for tasks that needed fine scaling. Hand planes […]

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How to Use a Power Hand Planer on Wide Boards

How to Use a Power Hand Planer on Wide Boards

Power hand planers are suitable for a range of woodworking projects. They smooth out edges, level out framing lumber, chamfer handrails, bevel door edges, among other uses. The planer is similar to a jointer only that it is available in two different types: a stationary type of machine and a handheld planer. For this project, […]

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How to Adjust a Hand Plane

How to Adjust a Hand Plane

Hand planes are suitable tools in carpentry; thus, it is no surprise that they are popular among hobbyists as well as professionals alike. These tools play a vital role in guaranteeing that wood surfaces are smooth, properly shaped, and flattened at all times. It is evident that these are essential tools; it is crucial you […]

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