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21-1. The Thickness Planer can be mounted on the
MARK V, as shown, or on the Shopsmith Power Stand.
has two models of planers: the Thickness Planer and the Professional
Planer. The Thickness Planer mounts on the Mark V(Figure
21-1)or a Shopsmith Power Stand. The Professional Planer
has its own stand and motor (Figure
of what it does, the planer might be the simplest power tool
in a home woodworking shop. Yet, simple as it is, when teamed
with other power tools, the planer gives you everything you
need to transform all kinds of lumber into useful, beautiful
and fun projects. It gives you greater freedom to work with
hardwood, softwood, even trees from your backyard or logs
from your wood pile. Adding a planer is a great step toward
achieving a totally self-sufficient home woodworking shop.
21-2. The Professional Planer has its own stand
with its own motor.
confuse the planer with the jointer. The planer is not the
best tool to use for straightening cupped or warped stock.
These defects should be removed with the jointer before you
plane the stock.
performs only two basic tasks, but it does these very, very
planes the surface of a workpiece so that it's smooth and
flat. Sometimes this means it will remove a large amount of
stock in several passes (such as when you're planing a really
rough piece of lumber). At other times it can be set to take
off just a small amount (when you want to get an extremely
smooth, final surface).
planer wilt plane any number of boards to the exact same thickness.
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