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Posted on Benchtop thickness planer vs handheld electric planer

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#1 posted 06-20-2019 01:40 PM

If you have a drill press and are working with small pieces, you might look at the StewMac Safe-T-Planer

A benchtop planer would be the best choice, IMHO, for a lot of stock thicknessing or learn to use hand planes, but for limited space and for pieces shorter than are safe to run through a powered planer, this might be an option. I have one that I use on a small milling machine to precisely square off pieces of wood too small to run through my lunchbox planer and it works well. You do have to take some serious safety precautions, however, especially if using in a drill press.

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