Bernard Maas says that without a jointer, the other tools in the shop can’t fulfill their potential for precision work. He explains what a jointer is, how it’s made, its anatomy, and how to align its tables, change its knives, and last, how to use it to surface or edge joint. Side information covers more complicated uses for the jointer, including rabbeting, end-grain jointing, and tricks to help in various projects.

From Fine Woodworking #79