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  • Jointer/Planer Combo Machine

    by AW-Editor     Sunday, May 11, 2008
    Students often ask me if they should buy a jointer or planer first. Here's an opportunity to get both in one tool. Grizzly's new G0633 12-in. Jointer/Planer Combination machine, $1,795, does dual duty with one cutter head. At first blush the price...
  • Grizzly Jointer/Planer

    by AW-Editor     Sunday, May 11, 2008
    Put together a 12-in. planer and a 12-in. jointer and what have you got? A two-in-one combination machine that's perfect for a small shop. European woodworkers have long been enthusiastic about these compact machines, but they haven't made much...
  • 3-Sided Molder

    by AW-Editor     Sunday, May 11, 2008
    For years, the Woodmaster 12-in. Molder/Planer has been a faithful friend to small and medium-sized shops. It cuts a wide variety of moldings on the top surface of a board. Someone at Woodmaster just had a great idea: why not add two 3.5-hp Milwaukee...
  • Joint Rough Lumber with a Planer

    by Tim Johnson     Wednesday, February 18, 2009
    I came across some wonderful oak boards for a small table I wanted to build. The problem was the boards were too wide for my jointer and I didn't want to rip them any narrower. I solved my dilemma with this planer sled that allows me to use my planer...
  • Tool News - Craftsman 13" Planer

    by American Woodworker Editors     Tuesday, August 4, 2009
    The 13 in. Thickness Planer is equipped with eight different depth of cut settings ranging from 1/8 in. to 1 ¾ in. Its three blade cutterhead cuts more per inch than two blade counterparts, providing more cuts per minute and a smooth, almost sanded...
  • Tool News - Festool One-handed Planer

    by American Woodworker Editors     Tuesday, September 1, 2009
    Festool recently announced the EHL
E one‐handed planer (EHL
65). This planer is designed to handle the toughest jobs, but still be easy enough to use one-handed. In addition to great dust collection, it features "on-the-fly" adjustable depth...
  • Tool News - Woodmaster Tools Turns Hobbyist into a Pro

    by American Woodworker Editors     Wednesday, October 28, 2009
    Woodmaster's molder/planers have long been great machines. With features like a variable feed rate, a high-production molding feature, a powerful planer with quick-change morse-taper cutterhead, a time-saving gang rip saw attachment (which turns your...
  • Veritas Planes

    by American Woodworker Editors     Tuesday, January 19, 2010
    A great value in premium hand tools by Tom Caspar “I’m really getting the itch to use good hand tools, so what kind of plane should I buy?” I’ve answered that question for years by urging students in my Unplugged Woodshop class...
  • Tool News - Delta 13" Thickness Planer

    by American Woodworker Editors     Tuesday, June 22, 2010
    Delta now offers a new 13" Portable Thickness Planer that delivers exceptional precision for today’s woodworker. The new planer (model 22-590), designed with exclusive innovative features, boasts premium cut quality to minimize snipe and maximize...
  • Plane Stand

    by American Woodworker Editors     Thursday, July 22, 2010
    Every so often I need to plane down a piece of wood that is too small for my jointer. To handle these small jobs, I devised a stand for my No. 5 Stanley jack plane.The plane rests upside down on two wood blocks that fit up between the ridges on the sides...
  • Tool News - Grizzly Polar Bear Series

    by American Woodworker Editors     Wednesday, December 1, 2010
    Grizzly recently announced a new line of entry-level machines, painted white with a special polar bear badging. The initial offerings include a 10" 2 hp Hybrid Table Saw, a 14" Ultimate Bandsaw, a 17" Heavy-Duty Bandsaw, a 12" Baby...
  • Tool News - New PORTER-CABLE® Hand Planer

    by American Woodworker Editors     Tuesday, April 5, 2011
    New PORTER-CABLE® Hand Planer Brings Performance, Ease of Use, Ergonomics, and Dust Collection to the Worksite TOWSON, Md. (March 29, 2011) – PORTER-CABLE announces the launch of its new 6 AMP Hand Planer (PC60THPK), which incorporates features...
  • Well-Equipped Shop - Improved Digital Planer Gauge

    by American Woodworker Editors     Friday, May 13, 2011
    Improved Digital Planer Gauge If you've been looking for a thickness gauge for your planer that’s easier to read, there’s really only one game in town: the Wixey Digital Readout. Wixey fi rst introduced their gauge about 10 years ago,...
  • Well-Equipped Shop - Redesigned Planer

    by American Woodworker Editors     Friday, May 13, 2011
    Redesigned Planer Delta has just introduced a new 13" planer, the 22-590. It replaces the 22-580, a model that received top marks in our planer tool test back in 2003. In the years since, few other small planers have met the very high standard set...
  • Eight New Tools and a Combo Pack

    by American Woodworker Editors     Tuesday, August 9, 2011
    Eight New Tools and a Combo Pack Ridgid launches X4 a new generation of cordless tools that are compact and lightweight without losing any of the power! The new X4 5 PC 18V Lithium-Ion Combo Kit include best-in- class features on all the tools in the...