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Posted on How important is a thickness planer?

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#1 posted 01-24-2018 03:44 AM

You’re a beginner? Don’t bother with a planer or anyother signature tool until your (1) have an epiphany (“cripes, my life would soooo much easier if I had an X”) and (2) you money that won’t be missed for other things.

I went 19 years without a planer and made plenty of fine-looking and functional items for the home, basement, garage, and yard: loft beds, end tables, shelves, more shelves, etc. I was damned persistent when I needed to be and bought high-end lumber when my skills and meagre collection were not up to the task. I only bought my first powered planer when Sears put a Dewalt on sale after Thanksgiving. Two montha later i got a big bonus at work, treated myself to a Rigid jointer and only then stepped up my furniture-making game.

-- - Crud. Go tell your mother that I need a Band-aid.

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