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[[File:Planer_Saw.jpg|thumb|left|Planer Saw]]
  
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A thickness planer is a woodworking machine used to trim boards to a consistent thickness. As stock is fed through the machine, cylindrical blades shave off a specified amount of material from the stock to achieve a flat finish.
  
<div class="alert alert-auto alert-danger" role="alert" style="font-weight:bold; text-align:left;"><span class="glyphicon glyphicon-alert" aria-hidden="true"></span>&nbsp;Use of this tool requires prior safety training and approval from Idea Shop personnel.</div>
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The planer can be used to smooth/resurface the face of a piece of wood, reducing warping on a board (reduces twisting, warping, or tapering by shaving down all wood above a specified thickness), or to trim boards down to a consistent thickness and flatness across their length
[[File:Planer_Saw.jpg|thumb|left|Planer Saw]]
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The maximum stock dimensions our planer can accommodate is stock up to 6" tall and 13" wide. '''The minimum ''length'' for planeable stock is 10"'''. Shorter pieces of wood may be planed at the discretion of Idea Shop staff by attaching the desired piece of wood on top of a longer sheet of wood with double sided tape before pushing it through the machine.
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==Safety Instructions==
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===Preparation===
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*'''"Real wood" only''' - No composites (MDF, plywood, melamine, etc.), foam, plastics, or other material allowed on the planer. <span style="color:#FF0000">'''WOOD ONLY!'''</span>
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*Maximum height: 6"
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*Maximum width: 11"
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*Smallest planeable thickness: .25"
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===Using the Planer===
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[[File:Placeholder.jpeg|thumb|right|Planer]]
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Ensure the stock you are about to plane meets the minimum dimensional requirements outlined above. Measure the thickest part of your stock.
  
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On the planer, raise the locking arm. Use the handle to adjust the cutting height. Clockwise reduces height, counterclockwise raises the height. Adjust the planer cutting height to be at or just under the stock thickness. See image for details.
  
The planer is a machine with a flatbed and a cylindrical blade above the flatbed. The cylindrical blades shave off the top of a sheet of wood to achieve a flat finish on the top of the wood piece. The planer is a good machine for smoothing/resurfacing the face of a piece of wood, for flattening warped sheets of wood, or for shaving wood down to a specified thickness.
 
  
The maximum height of block that the planer can cut is 6", and the maximum cutting width is 13". For short pieces of wood, it is recommended to attach the desired wood on top of a longer sheet of wood with double sided tape before pushing it through the machine's blades.
 
  
  
 
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==Machine Details==
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===Clean Up===
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==Location==
 
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[[File:Planer Map.jpeg|thumb|left|600px|Location of the Planer Saw in the Idea Shop Maker Space]]
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Latest revision as of 17:44, 20 April 2020

Planer Saw

A thickness planer is a woodworking machine used to trim boards to a consistent thickness. As stock is fed through the machine, cylindrical blades shave off a specified amount of material from the stock to achieve a flat finish.

The planer can be used to smooth/resurface the face of a piece of wood, reducing warping on a board (reduces twisting, warping, or tapering by shaving down all wood above a specified thickness), or to trim boards down to a consistent thickness and flatness across their length

The maximum stock dimensions our planer can accommodate is stock up to 6" tall and 13" wide. The minimum length for planeable stock is 10". Shorter pieces of wood may be planed at the discretion of Idea Shop staff by attaching the desired piece of wood on top of a longer sheet of wood with double sided tape before pushing it through the machine.


Safety Instructions


Preparation

  • "Real wood" only - No composites (MDF, plywood, melamine, etc.), foam, plastics, or other material allowed on the planer. WOOD ONLY!
  • Maximum height: 6"
  • Maximum width: 11"
  • Smallest planeable thickness: .25"

Using the Planer

Planer

Ensure the stock you are about to plane meets the minimum dimensional requirements outlined above. Measure the thickest part of your stock.

On the planer, raise the locking arm. Use the handle to adjust the cutting height. Clockwise reduces height, counterclockwise raises the height. Adjust the planer cutting height to be at or just under the stock thickness. See image for details.




Clean Up

Location


Location of the Planer Saw in the Idea Shop Maker Space