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.
My deck, made of pressure-treated pine, is beginning to look weathered. Is it safe to remove the boards and “freshen them up” by running them through the planer?
I recently bought an aftermarket spiral cutterhead for my jointer. Now when I use it, the face of each board shows slight grooves running along its length. Am I doing something wrong?
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?
After epoxying a curved part nearly 8' long, I’m stuck wondering how to straighten the messy sides.
Engaging the cutterhead lock on my planer after every pass gets tedious during large milling operations. Do I have to use it every time or is it safe to leave it disengaged?
Let's start with the basics.