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Everything you need to know about using a Planer Thicknesser

February 27, 2019 2 min read

Everyone knows that if you want to plane wood by hand it can be extremely time-consuming. However, using a planer thicknesser will not only save you time by speeding up the process, but it will also ensure a more efficient and professional finish.

It’s without doubt that this tool will enable you to trim wood boards easily, and quickly. You’ll be able to achieve a consistent thickness that is flat on both sides of the wood and a perfect finish with this tool.

What can you use a planer thicknesser for and how can you get the most out of it?

This easy to use tool will enable you to level the thickness of uneven pieces of wood to your own requirements. This means that you can buy rough bits of good quality wood with the aim of altering it to your needs.

A planer thicknesser can also come in useful when adjoining two edges to each other. It will allow you to smooth the edges of two pieces of wood before gluing them together. For example, with practice, you could also use the tool to easily and accurately bevel a door edge, and allow the door to open and close smoothly.

Finally, you can even use this tool to reclaim old bits of wood. By using the planer to flatten and smooth the wood, you can recycle old bits of wood and use them again in new projects. This is a great way to help cut costs in a woodwork project.

How can you stay safe when using a planer thicknesser?

Despite the many advantages of using a planer thicknesser, it shouldn’t be used straight away. Using this tool without sufficient practice could not only result in injuries and accidents, but it could also cause snipes and tear outs on the wood’s surface. This could, in turn, increase the time spent working on the wood, but also the cost as you may need to start again and use a new piece of wood.

With this in mind, it’s important that all users take the time to understand the machine properly and carefully practice on old pieces of wood before starting a new project. Finally, don’t forget to wear safety goggles, gloves, and a dust mask for proper protection, and never touch the blades when the machine is in operation.