I place hardwood spacers matching the desired material thickness beneath my 15" stationary planer’s cutterhead assembly to gauge stock thickness when planing boards.

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I place hardwood spacers matching the desired material thickness beneath my 15" stationary planer's cutterhead assembly to gauge stock thickness when planing boards. Doing so cuts out the need for repetitive checking with my micrometer, and doesn't force me to constantly stoop to check the planer's built-in depth gauge.
—Rex Cavanaugh, Alvin, Texas