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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 [2021 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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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 [2021 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 Router as a Jointer

A jointer is a perfect tool when looking to square pieces of lumber for cabinet doors and other panels. However, it isn’t the only tool. A router works just as well in most situations, only that it makes the process easier. This article will show you how to use a router as a jointer.  How…

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How to Make a Jointer Jig for a Table Saw

If you don’t have the budget for a jointer or simply don’t have enough space to store it, you’ll benefit from learning how to make a jointer jig for a table saw. This way, you will be able to use your table saw as a jointer without having to blow your budget.   How to Make…

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How to Set up a Jointer

A jointer is a vital machine in a workshop, especially if you want your boards to come out flat and straight. However, in order to be effective, you need to set it up correctly. In this guide, we will show you how to set up a jointer by understanding its individual components.  How to Set…

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How to Square a Board Without a Jointer

A jointer is one of the most time saving and useful tools in a woodworker’s collection. However, it’s also one of the least necessary and the last machine woodworkers usually get. If you are looking for alternatives, then keep reading to find out how to square a board without a jointer. How to Square a…

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What Is a Jointer?

Marketing and misconceptions have led many woodworkers to think that as long as they have a planer, they don’t need a jointer. This is not entirely true. You should have both sets of tools because they go hand in hand. So, what is a jointer? What Is a Jointer? A jointer is a woodworking tool…

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How Does a Jointer Work?

A jointer is probably one of the most important tools in a woodworker’s arsenal. This machine essentially makes a board flat on whichever surface you choose. Even though there are alternatives to a jointer, nothing beats its precision and efficiency. So, how does a jointer work?  How Does a Jointer Work? The jointer has two…