DIY Home Improvement, Remodeling & Repair Forum > DIY Home Improvement > Carpentry and Woodworking > Planer or Jointer




Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 03-31-2013, 06:51 PM  
jmc0319
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 268
Liked 28 Times on 20 Posts
Likes Given: 5

Default Planer or Jointer

I am a newbie wood worker and am building up my shop. Have band saw, table saw, mitre saw, router table and am now looking for my new tool. I am thinking about a planer or a jointer and can not decide. I am thinking a jointer with a tab rabetting table would be more functional. I like to make tables, cutting boards, trivets and other types of furniture.

I would love to know from the pros which tool you would choose and why please.

Thanks.



__________________
jmc0319 is offline  
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-01-2013, 07:00 AM  
JoeD
Contractor
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Welland, Ontario
Posts: 948
Liked 100 Times on 82 Posts
Likes Given: 2

Default

I have never used a jointer for rabbeting. Use the table saw for that. Jointer is used for making boards flat and square. Planer is used for making board uniform thickness.
If you work with rough sawn lumber you sort of need both.



__________________
JoeD is offline  
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-01-2013, 01:25 PM  
jmc0319
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 268
Liked 28 Times on 20 Posts
Likes Given: 5

Default

Thanks Joe

__________________
jmc0319 is offline  
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-01-2013, 04:41 PM  
nealtw
Contractor
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: vancouver, b.c.
Posts: 9,770
Liked 803 Times on 716 Posts
Likes Given: 1366

Default

You can do jointing with the routeruntil you figure it's worth having a dedicted machine. I picked up an old Beaver jointer circa 1950 works fine for $75.

__________________
nealtw is offline  
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-01-2013, 05:31 PM  
jmc0319
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 268
Liked 28 Times on 20 Posts
Likes Given: 5

Default

Thanks Neal. I am leaning toward the planer for now and then later the jointer.

__________________
jmc0319 is offline  
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-01-2013, 05:54 PM  
nealtw
Contractor
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: vancouver, b.c.
Posts: 9,770
Liked 803 Times on 716 Posts
Likes Given: 1366

Default

I have a 12" thickness planer and found it to be pain to set up and use, can't say that I mastered it. Got my hands on an old double drum thickness sander and never used the planner since. There are lots of plans for home built or you could opt for a nice one, open on one side so you could sand wide material. Just something else to think about.

__________________
nealtw is offline  
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-02-2013, 06:05 AM  
jmc0319
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 268
Liked 28 Times on 20 Posts
Likes Given: 5

Default

Food for thought. Thanks

__________________
jmc0319 is offline  
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-05-2013, 11:42 AM  
elbo
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: , florida
Posts: 73
Liked 20 Times on 20 Posts
Likes Given: 15

Default

I have both, a planer and jointer. I use the planer all the time and the jointer sits and gathers sawdust.When I have to glue up several boards to make one wide one I use the table saw. How I do this is this. I determine which sides I want to have exposed, then mark each piece with chalk on the preferred side. I then saw the first board with the chalk up and the second with the chalk down, and continue in this manner until I reach the desired size. The reason for alternating is to compensate for any slight varience from a true 90 degrees. then glue up the pieces with the chalk mark up, making certain that the boards are true across the top. any difference , I run it through the planer. If the board is too wide for the planer , I sand it even



__________________
elbo is offline  
nealtw Likes This 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply


Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter DIY Home Repair Forum Replies Last Post
Dewalt 735 planer experiance keitht Carpentry and Woodworking 3 08-15-2012 06:20 PM
Thickness Planer rollers Daryl in Nanoose Tools 10 02-21-2008 08:44 PM