o Place the scraper blade in a vise, or preferably in a special clamp or kit made for the purpose. Take a large burnisher made of especially hardened steel, and turn a hook on the edge of the bevel, bending the metal over toward the flat or front side. Use about five strokes, turning the hook more each time, and holding the burnisher at an angle of about 95° or 100° with the face of the blade on the last stroke.
Bypassing the strenuous and tedious efforts of traditional (manual) hand planing, the hand-held power planer has changed the way woodworkers level, shape, and shave wood. Effortlessly, smoothly, and precisely, the power planer smooths and levels lumber in a more simple and fluid process. The power planer is designed to surface wood. With it, craftsmen can shave and shape wood to size, can level uneven or warped stock, and can evenly smooth rough or cross-grained materials. Also acting like a jointer, a power planer can smoothly surface and edge entire pieces of lumber. Being more versatile than a jointer, however, a planer is portable and can be utilized on and around job sites rather than strictly in the shop. Woodworkers and craftsmen rejoice at the optimized functionality of the power planer, and sleep more soundly at night knowing it will smooth and finely finish, better shave and shape, all of their woodworking projects. Please continue reading for information on some of the industry’s leading planers from Makita, DEWALT, and Bosch.
The beginning of the art of wood work of any kind begins quite simply – by investing in a wood planer. For shaping every wood product from pencils to kitchen cabinets, the wood planer comes in handy and does the job of giving smooth, straight lumber with no rough edges. Also known as “thickness planers,” this piece of equipment shaves the lumber making it shiny and plain and creating a uniform thickness. This makes it easier to cut and use the wood.
Planers should not be confused with jointers. A jointer is mainly used to straighten the sides of lumber, while a planer is to smooth out roughness and flatten the wide surfaces. When it comes to choosing between the two, every passionate wood worker would want to buy a planer first and then move on to the jointer.
A woodworking plane is a tool that is used by a carpenter to shape and smooth wood. Hand woodworking planes were first used in ancient times and they are just as valuable to the craft of wood working today. The woodworking plane contains a sharp blade that literally shaves off pieces of the wood into the cutter’s desired shape. There are a number of different types of planes used for woodwork and each plane performs a different function, creating a different type of cut.
Paring Chisel: this is a thin chisel is thin, sometimes having beveled edges. It is used to finely clean surfaces.
Push Sticks for your table saw – Highly recommended for novice or experience woodworkers. You can never be too safe and careful.
The Bench Plane- designed to be adjustable
9. With very light pressure, remove the wire edge from the blade by once again flattening the back of the blade. Gently re-hone the secondary bevel. The wire edge should be gone after repeating this process a few times.
DEWALT offers a heavy-duty 3-1/4 in planing kit with a 7.0 Amp motor that powerfully delivers a smooth, even finish to even the roughest woods. Weighing 6.2 lbs and running at 15,000 RPM, the tool ensures an always high-quality cut, and operates with a stronger poly-V drive belt for increased belt durability. Eliminating the need to constantly re-zero your depth while working, and for the most accurate depth setting capability, DEWALT’s planer has a finely calibrated depth adjustment knob. The planer has a 3/32 in (2.5mm) maximum cut depth which reduces the amount of passes necessary to shape or smooth your material. To provide a flat surface finish, and accurate, square rabbet joints, the tool has a precision-machined shoe bottom and side (rabbeting depth: ½ in) for strong cabinets, drawers, and other woodworking projects. The planer’s front shoe additionally has three precision machined grooves to provide three different sizes for accurate and smooth edge chamfering. To decrease user strain and fatigue on the job, the DW680K features a comfortable ergonomically designed two finger trigger; it also features a front-height adjustment knob that is rubber-coated for optimized comfort and control as you work. The planer provides a kickstand that allows the user to rest the tool on his materials in between passes without gouging or marring it. DEWALT’s heavy-duty planer works with large, resharpenable high speed steel blades – ideal for framing applications or straight edging. For the most precise and detailed woodworking projects, DEWALT’s planer also works with reversible carbide blades. The planer kit includes two reversible carbide blades, a rabbeting fence, and heavy duty kit box; additionally, the DW680K is backed by DEWALT’s three year limited warranty.