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What is a Jointer Used For

Picking up wood from the hardware store or lumber depot for a project can often cause disappointment. Unless you are paying extra for wood that has already been milled, you are bound to come home with wood that is slightly (or sometimes even extremely) bent, twisted, cupped, or otherwise warped. The short answer to the…

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Best Benchtop Jointer [2022 Review]

A quality benchtop jointer will enable you to create polished or even edges on wood. It also helps straighten pieces of wood. However, there are several aspects to consider when choosing the right model from the many units available on the market. We have compiled a list of the best benchtop jointers and a buying…

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How to Use a Jointer Plane

The term “jointer” is used to describe a tool that makes lumber, usually boards, flat so that they can fit together to form a larger, solid piece of material. A jointer machine is a large table designed to create flat surfaces on wood. A jointer plane is a handheld tool; a long, more robust version…


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5 Best Planer Jointer Combo [2022 Review]

A two-in-one solution might just be what you need in your woodwork station if you’re looking to cut down on space. To get the best out of both worlds, a planer jointer combo will be the perfect way to maximize your woodworking craftsmanship. There’s an overwhelming number of planer jointer combos in the market. Finding…

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How to Use a Brick Jointer

The masonry construction process includes compacting the mortar between bricks to ensure proper drainage. Brick jointers are specialty handheld tools designed to do just that, while also shaping the mortar. To joint brick, you will need to choose an appropriate brick jointer and practice your technique. What Is a Brick Jointer? A brick jointer is…

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What Size Jointer Do I Need?

Deciding what size jointer do I need requires consideration of three factors; the width of the cutting surface, the length of the tables, and the weight of the base. How Does Size Affect Jointer Performance? If you’re considering adding a jointer to your woodshop footprint, make an informed decision by reviewing how size affects jointer…

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How to Make Biscuit Joints Without a Jointer

Biscuit jointers have a guide mounted on the front of the tool that allows you to cut a perfectly sized and shaped slot no matter what biscuit you are using. There’s no denying that using the best biscuit jointer is a convenient way to make biscuit joints, but you can achieve the same result with…

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What Is a Parallelogram Jointer?

Parallelogram jointers are mid-sized power saws used for flattening the face or edge of lumber. Parallellogram jointers cost more than traditional jointers, but need less adjustment out of the box. While a traditional jointer may need periodic readjustment, the parallel bar design supporting the tables of a parallelogram jointer should not require adjusting. This article…

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How to Use a Benchtop Jointer

To achieve precise and consistent results in your woodworking endeavours, you need flat, true boards. A benchtop jointer can churn out perfectly milled boards, as long as you know how to use it. Learn the uses, features, and parts of benchtop jointers and get set up for success. We’ll also teach you some things to…

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How to Adjust a Jointer

A jointer is highly recommended for jobs when you will be working with rough lumber. In fact, it’s often recommended as the first tool you should purchase to upgrade your workshop. A jointer’s purpose is to straighten and flatten boards for woodworking. The process of preparing a rough-hewn board for woodworking projects is called ‘milling’.…

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How to Square a Board With a Jointer

You’ve got a new woodworking project and are excited to get started. You head to the home improvement store and stock up on the lumber you need. Then back in your workshop, you notice the stock you purchased has problems. Cupping, twisting, uneven edges — the pre-milled stock for sale at big centers is notorious…

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Best Benchtop Jointer [2022 Review]

A quality benchtop jointer will enable you to create polished or even edges on wood. It also helps straighten pieces of wood. However, there are several aspects to consider when choosing the right model from the many units available on the market. We have compiled a list of the best benchtop jointers and a buying…