Makita 2012NB 12-Inch Planer Review


The Makita 2012NB 12-Inch Planer makes it easy to repeatedly trim and cut wood to your specifications from wherever you want. This planer was designed with the user in mind, and its compact and durable design makes it a great addition to any woodworker’s arsenal. With its fully adjustable depth stop, Interna-Lok automated head clamp, [...]

Makita 2012NB 12-Inch Planer Review2020-04-30T11:07:25+00:00

DEWALT DW735X vs WEN 6550 vs Makita 2012NB


Woodworkers of any level will swear that thickness planers are a crucial tool for producing the best-quality pieces of furniture. Thickness planers can be used for both dimensioning boards and final smoothing before connecting boards together. Consider a thickness planer as an investment where profits are made from the amount of lumber you can save [...]

DEWALT DW735X vs WEN 6550 vs Makita 2012NB2020-04-30T11:08:46+00:00

What is a Hand Planer Used For?


Traditional hand planers are great tools for minor sanding and smoothing jobs, though they are extremely time- and energy-consuming. The better option would be to use a power planer that can provide more than 10,000 cuts per minute to complete smoothing jobs much quicker. However, power planers aren’t just designed for sanding and smoothing, but [...]

What is a Hand Planer Used For?2019-11-26T10:26:48+00:00

WEN 6530 vs PORTER-CABLE PC60THP Hand Planers


An electric hand planer is a tool that you can use to smooth a wooden surface. A hand planer isn’t a perfect alternative to jointers or wood planers/thicknessers, but they can be used on furniture or fixtures without having to disassemble them first. Essentially, an electric hand planer is a versatile tool that can be [...]

WEN 6530 vs PORTER-CABLE PC60THP Hand Planers2020-04-30T11:11:27+00:00

Best Hand Planers in 2020


Electric hand planers are magnificent tools with a wide range of different applications. They’re an essential tool for performing simple tasks such as putting up stud-work. They can also save the lives of discolored, misshapen wood by stripping the thin wood layer by thin layer. The best thing about them is that they’re lightweight enough [...]

Best Hand Planers in 20202020-04-30T11:11:52+00:00

What Does a Wood Planer Do?


Anybody with experience in woodworking, either as their profession or as a hobby, will know how frustrating it is to purchase boards of custom thicknesses from a local supplier. A classic technique to getting the thickness you want is to employ the use of a table saw to shave some of the thickness off of [...]

What Does a Wood Planer Do?2019-11-26T10:27:12+00:00

DEWALT vs Bosch: Portable Planer Comparison


Wood planers are super-handy tools to have in the workshop. Without a planer, adjusting the thickness of a board would require you to either sand it by hand, use a handheld power sander, or bring your material to a table sander – all three of which are rather unreliable in producing identical results on multiple [...]

DEWALT vs Bosch: Portable Planer Comparison2020-04-30T11:12:01+00:00

DEWALT DW735X vs WEN 6552 Thickness Planers


Whether you are a professional or amateur woodworker, sooner or later you will need to trim wooden boards in order to give them a fresh look or adopt them to fit somewhere. Well, then you need a benchtop planer. DEWALT DW735X Benchtop planers are considered the affordable alternative to the much-bigger industrial planers. In contrast, [...]

DEWALT DW735X vs WEN 6552 Thickness Planers2020-04-30T11:16:27+00:00

DEWALT DW735X vs DW735 vs DW734 Planers


Both new and experienced woodworkers can find value in bench-top planers. A planer can be used to reduce the thickness and smooth rough surfaces or natural flaws in your stock to produce high-quality pieces of furniture. If you find yourself spending tremendous amounts of money to replace expensive boards, then think of a tabletop planer [...]

DEWALT DW735X vs DW735 vs DW734 Planers2020-04-30T11:29:55+00:00

WEN 6550 vs 6552: Planer Comparison


All types of woodworkers, starting from amateur hobbyist to professionals, consider a benchtop planer an essential tool in their workshops. Benchtop wood planers serve three functions – to create a uniform thickness across a piece of wood of any shape and size, to smooth the naturally rough surface of lumber, and to make both sides [...]

WEN 6550 vs 6552: Planer Comparison2020-04-30T11:30:25+00:00