||Delta 13'' 2 - Speed Planer
Doubly good! The dimensioning speed (60 CPI) gives you the desired thickness. The Finishing Speed (90 CPI) gives you a smooth final finish. Patented cutter head lock virtually eliminates snipe. 2 doub..
Whether you are working with rought
sawn or finished lumber you will need a
jointer and a thickness planer to make all four sides square
to one another.
jointer consists of an infeed and outfeed tables with
a cutter head with cutting knives mounted in between. The
depth of the desired cutting pass is set by lowering the
infead table. Generaly 1/16" to 3/32" of wood is
removed with each pass. This means that the infeed table
is lowered by this depth.
planers are really a companion tool with the jointer.
It takes both to make a board 4 sides square. Once once you
have an edge and a face square to each other the thickness
planer makes the second face of the board parallel to the
first while it planes to the desired thickness.
It is quite difficult (but not impossible) to do this on a
jointer alone. Most people simply don't have the skill to mill
a board so it is square on four sides without using a thickness
planer and jointer.