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Planes Comparison I do a lot of woodwork. Nowdays I use a normal planer knive. Should I move to a Hand Held Power Planer Tool?

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If you have a stack of hand planers and you do a lot of woodworking, you might want to buy a power planer. Power planer have a number of qualities that should convince you to keep the old hand planers but add that power to the group. Choose a power planer when you have a lot of planing to do. One thing about a power planer is that it is much faster compared to the hand planer. Use a power planer when you need to make rabbets or even scrolling. The power planer can do both of these jobs. There is a great deal of versatility about a power planer. Keep the cut smooth with a power planer. Frequently a hand planer needs to be lifted and started again. This leaves gouges and groves. A power planer has a continuous blade that leaves a smoother cut. Get more precision. The continuous motion of the hand held power planer and set depth cuts the specific amount that you want. Plane larger areas. You can plane doors quickly and easily with a few strokes of the power planer. Straighten a board easier with a power planer. You also can create chamfered surfaces with the power planer.

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However, check to make sure the base of the planer, the table under the board is clean and free of pitch and scratches or debris that could interfere with the smooth passage of the board. I use Trewax or some other paste wax on mine to facilitate the board's passage.
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Were can i buy a drive belt for a 1902 makita hand planer


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