These have only a limited use for the furniture-maker who, unlike the joiner and builder working out on site, has constant access to a floor-mounted machine. On occasion, however, the surface planer may not be wide enough, and then the portable is extremely useful for these extra wide boards or table tops, even though, for final accuracy, a hand plane will be needed.
It is also useful for rebating if for any reason this cannot be undertaken on either the spindle moulder or surface planer. At the cost of little more than a large hand plane, it is, therefore, a useful addition to the workshop equipment.
83 Portable planer upended in purpose-made table for use as small bench planer
82 Planer upended to show cutter block and replaceable knives
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There are a lot of things that either needs to be repaired, or put together when youre a homeowner. If youre a new homeowner, and have just gotten out of apartment style living, you might want to take this list with you to the hardware store. From remolding jobs to putting together furniture you can use these 5 power tools to get your stuff together. Dont forget too that youll need a few extra tools for other jobs around the house.