WEN 6552T Thickness Planer Review


One of the most beneficial tools you could ever have in your woodshop is a planer. But perhaps you don’t have tens of thousands of dollars or the floor space in your shop to dedicate to a single tool. Instead of getting a full-sized planer, consider investing in a benchtop model – a compact model [...]

WEN 6552T Thickness Planer Review2020-04-30T10:38:43+00:00

Best Wood Planers in 2020


Wood planers, also known as thickness planers, are handy tools for shaving down materials to the proper size needed for construction furniture. With a wood planer in your shop, you can ensure that both sides of your material are completely parallel to each other. Both professional craftsmen and simple DIY-hobbyists can find value in having [...]

Best Wood Planers in 20202020-04-30T10:28:50+00:00

9 Best Planers for Pallet/Barn/Reclaimed Wood


There’s no feeling as satisfying as saying goodbye to expensive pieces of lumber purchased from retailers. With the right tools in your workshop, you can reuse old pieces of lumber you’ve inherited from your grandpa and ditch the pre-pampered stuff they sell with outrageous, marked-up prices. Of course, you’ll need a planer before you can [...]

9 Best Planers for Pallet/Barn/Reclaimed Wood2019-11-26T08:28:45+00:00

Delta Power Tools 22-590 Portable Planer Review


If you plan on taking your woodworking to the next level, then you need to ditch the pre-pampered boards from large retailers and mill your own lumber. You can purchase boards from lumber mills at a fraction of the cost – all you need to do is give them a thorough jointing and planing and [...]

Delta Power Tools 22-590 Portable Planer Review2019-11-26T09:32:17+00:00

WEN 6552 15 Amp Benchtop Thickness Planer Review


A thickness planer is an excellent tool to have in your workshop. Even if you purchase pre-pampered lumber from a retailer, there’s no guarantee that the faces are going to be exactly parallel to one another. This is where your own thickness planer comes in; its cutter heads will dig deep to ensure that your [...]

WEN 6552 15 Amp Benchtop Thickness Planer Review2019-11-26T13:23:03+00:00

DEWALT DW734 Benchtop Planer Review


A planer or thickensser is an essential tool in prepping your own lumber. Anybody who has ever purchased from a retailer will know that lumber is extremely expensive despite literally growing on (or from) trees. With a planer, you can dimension old, rough wood into usable pieces to create beautiful pieces of art. Think of [...]

DEWALT DW734 Benchtop Planer Review2019-11-26T09:38:31+00:00

Hand Planer vs Bench Planer


A planer is one of the most important tools to use in woodworking. If you need to dimension a board by reducing its thickness, a planer is the only tool to consider. Without one of these, you might be left attempting to perform a dangerous cut on a vertically standing board with a jig saw, [...]

Hand Planer vs Bench Planer2019-11-26T09:48:38+00:00

What is Planer Snipe: Explanation Guide


A thickness planer is a worthy investment if you need to reclaim old lumber or dimension boards for a project. It beats painstakingly using a hand planer every time if you need to alter the thickness of long, hardwood boards. However, most thickness planer models have one thing in common: producing snipe. What is snipe? [...]

What is Planer Snipe: Explanation Guide2019-11-26T10:14:12+00:00

Jointer vs Planer: What’s the Difference?


One of the most commonly asked questions by people looking to get in the furniture-building game is what the differences are between jointers and planers. This is understandable since they both are used in preparing boards by cutting away bits of the board at a time. In this article, we’re going to discuss in depth [...]

Jointer vs Planer: What’s the Difference?2019-11-26T10:14:47+00:00

Best Thickness Planers


Squaring and straightening wooden boards is essential for creating perfectly fitting furniture and fixtures. Doing this by hand can be overwhelming, especially if you plan on restoring old, hole-ridden boards back to their former glory. Instead, if you’re serious about your craft, consider investing in a thickness planer. DEWALT DW735X Thickness planers are designed to [...]

Best Thickness Planers2020-04-30T11:02:07+00:00
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