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Posted on How important is a thickness planer?

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#1 posted 01-24-2018 03:59 AM

How easy/expensive is it for you to get hardwood lumber that is surfaced on all four sides (S4S)

It would have been a lot easier to build your workbench out of Poplar, Doug Fir or some other hardwood – but your going to pay more for it. Factor in the cost of the planer, probably a dedicated electrical circuit and some type of dust extractor to help keep the wood chips from getting embedded in your newly planed lumber

For me, the biggest advantage of having a planer was consistency. When you ran a bunch of lumber through all the pieces should be consistent in thickness


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