24.11.2019  Author: admin   Small Diy Wood Projects
Tool Review: 12" Jointer/Planers. Combination machines aren't just for the pros anymore. With two Asian-made models selling for half the price of European makes, even a hobby woodworker can joint and plane wide stock with one space-saving unit. Jointers and planers work together in your shop like hot dogs and buns. One tool complements the other.  And second, the prices of the Asian-made models nearly equal the prices of stand-alone 12" jointers, so it's like getting the planer for free. Plus, with a jointer/planer you gain a beefy 3- to 5-hp induction motor and precious floor space that would otherwise be devoted to the second machine. And changing from jointer to planer mode and back again proves easier than we expected. The JET JJP Jointer-Planer brings two crucial woodworking processes, jointing and planing to the shop in one space and money saving package. The 3 HP motor and drives are contained in the cabinet but accessible through a removable rear panel. Read more.  The JET JJP Jointer-Planer is ready for jointing operations in seconds. Jointer Mode. Because both the machine modes use the same 12” cutterhead, the jointer section is capable of face jointing 12”-wide stock.  Customer Review: 5 Best Jointer Planer Combos. See full review. 10Beast. Onsite Associates Program. A jointer and a planer go hand in hand. If you’re using one, you’ll probably be using the other. Since both machines work on similar principles, it can make sense to have a combination of the two in one machine. Essentially, both a planer and are jointer are an adaptation of a hand planer for a specialized purpose.  Even though the two combination jointer planers that we’ll be reviewing cost more than any of the jointers that we’ve already reviewed, the fact that it does the job of a planer and jointer does make it cheaper than buying the machines separately. Both the combination machines we’ll be reviewing are large floor-standing units. Grizzly G  Converting from a planer to a jointer is really simple and only takes a few seconds. Everything is hinged and flips into place.

So combining both similar machining operations—spinning a cutterhead to flatten a surface—in one machine would seem like a marriage made in heaven. And it can be, once you get past the sticker shock.

Because we know a machine at this price is still a lot for some woodworkers to bite off, we also tested two lower-priced and powered 10" combo machines to see how they compare with the big boys. Each machine has a single cutterhead to perform both jointing and planing operations.

The jointer uses the top of the cutterhead, second hand jointer planer review places the working bed height a few inches higher than a stand-alone jointer. To switch to planer mode belowremove or reposition second hand jointer planer review jointer fence, lift the tables up, and rotate the chip-collection hood into place before raising the planer table to set the cutting depth. The changeover for each machine takes less than two minutes.

On three models, the jointer bed raises as one unit, and you rotate the chip-collection hood when changing between jointer and planer modes. With sharp cutters, all the machines turned out nice surfaces, although the insert cutterheads left less tear-out, especially in figured wood, compared to the straight-knife second hand jointer planer review on the Rikon The carbide inserts, shown belowalso stay sharp longer and change second hand jointer planer review easier than straight knives.

Planers and sometimes jointers create snipe. The Grizzly was next best at. We prefer the smooth-ground cast-iron tables on the Grizzly, Hammer, and Rikon 12" models to the ribbed cast-iron tables, shown belowon the 12" Jet and the milled aluminum 10" tables. Ribbed grooves on the jointer tables of the Jet 12" machine increase drag on boards as you feed them, especially when face-jointing.

Most of the machines use a European-style cutterhead guard, which take some getting used to, but once we did, we liked them. Aluminum jointer fences on all the test machines reduce weight, making changeovers easier. They all flex a little, but we never found it affected accuracy. Still, we recommend rechecking the fence angle every time you reset to jointer mode.

The chip-collection hood limits access to the planer infeed table on several machines Rikon H shown here when planing 2"-or-thinner boards. The planer portion of each machine sits a few inches lower than a typical stationary planer.

In some cases, the chip-collection hood or jointer outfeed table impedes access to the infeed table, above. However, the Grizzly has separate hoods—improving planer infeed-table access—so you simply swap the hose from one port to the other.

With all the 12" units, you must engage the feed rollers before planing, and then disengage them before switching back to jointer mode. Each planer has one feed rate, with only second hand jointer planer review Jet moving boards at less than 20' per minute. Both machines earned high marks in every category except one to second hand jointer planer review out. It performed well for significantly less money, earning our Top Value award.

Simply lock the jointer fence midway over the cutterhead before lifting the tables. It sniped a few thousandths more in jointer mode. Minuses — The mm dust port requires an adapter not included to connect 4" second hand jointer planer review 5" flex hose. We wrapped it in tape to build it up for 5" hose.

Minuses — To change from jointer to planer, you must remove the fence and cutterhead guard before tilting the separate tables.

We did not test it. Minuses — The jointer tables were not coplanar out of the box. When I find a woodworking plan I like well enough to graduate it to the workshop, I laminate a Skip to main content. Combining both wood-dimensioning functions into one unit saves precious shop space—and maybe some dollars. Facebook Pinterest Twitter Text. Printer-friendly version. Read more about Jointers and Planers. Benchtop 6" Jointer. For more related content, subscribe to our newsletter! Routing Ovals With an Ellipse Jig.

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Jointer Plane / Try Plane. The next hand plane to touch the wood is a jointer plane (or a “Try plane”). This very long handplane is ideal for precision flattening of a board (after the jack plane rough-flattened it), and it gives a nearly finished surface. It skips along the high spots and gradually brings them all . A planer is any power tool that can smooth out any flat surface, be it wood, metal, or even concrete just by switching blade attachments. There are various types of planers from the stand-alone table top planers and different hand held models. Having a planer of one kind or another is a must for any Makita Planer Guide Review, Jointer, Parts And Hand Planer Review Read More».

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