Wood planers are excellent tools that help to shape and smooth wood. As might be expected, there are various kinds of wood planers, from a heavy duty wood planer, power wood planer and industrial wood planers. Each of these planers work well in specific applications though not so well in others. Where once the craftsman had to plane his wood by hand, these helpful machines make the task of planing wood far simpler and less time consuming.
If you are considering buying a wood planer for your company, it would be helpful to learn some wood planer basics. This will enable you to buy the wood planer that best suits the needs of your company.
1. Learn about wood planer.
2. Explore the lumber planer.
3. Use the industrial wood planer.
Learn about portable wood planerThe portable wood planers can be operated by hand. They are able to make an impressive number of cuts and have cutting wheels that can be changed easily. The planers have insulation to protect the user. The wood working planers can be either an electric wood planer or battery operated. These wood planers often come with their own carrying case that doubles as storage for the planer.
Use the lumber planerThe lumber planer is just the tool for people who wish to create their own rough-sawn lumber. This tool is larger than a portable planer and has its own stand. The large lumber planer works well for smaller lumber mills, or for the builder who wishes to construct a building from the wood found growing on his land. It would not work well in an environment where processing large quantities of lumber is required.
Use industrial wood planerThe industrial wood planer is a step above the lumber planer in that its designed to plane large quantities of lumber--in some cases it can be 11 - 52 linear feet per minute. These wood planers work well for industrial lumber yards where planing large quantities of lumber are necessary. In some cases, industrial wood planers have cutting knives on a wheel that turns. When a set of blades break, turn the wheel to continue cutting. When the job is finished, the broken cutting blades can be repaired or replaced.
- Feel free to ask the wood planer manufacturers questions about their planers. Ask also about warranties.