Jointers - All
Rough lumber is just that -- rough lumber. It often comes with dimensional distortions like twists and warps. A jointer corrects these problems and produces lumber that’s truly ready to be worked -- straight, flat and square.
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- How to Tune Up Any Jointer
There are two keys to a smooth-running jointer: tables that are perfectly parallel and sharp knives that are set to the identical height. A jointer with sagging ...
- Q & A: Jointer Tables Should Be Both Parallel and Flat
- Joinery Shootout
When designing a piece of furniture, how do you decide on the joinery? Chances are aesthetics, efficiency, and available tools factor into the decision. But so ...
- Tool Test: Jointer/Planer Combo Machines
Combination jointer/planers, widely used in Europe but still relatively rare in the United States, maximize shop space. Instead of buying a large, pricey jointer ...
- 8-in. Jointers Under $1,400
Anyone shopping for an 8-in. jointer has plenty of options. Contributing editor William Duckworth tested 11 machines ranging in price from $650 to $1,350, putting ...
- Video: Grizzly Tops Jointer Review
Long table, good fit and finish, earn Grizzly's 8-in. jointer our Best Overall award
- Video: Yorkcraft Jointer a Good Value
Casters and rack-and-pinion fence earn the low-cost Yorkcraft jointer our Best Value award
- Video: 8-in. Jointers
Many jointers look alike, but a closer inspection of the details separate some from the pack
- All About Jointers
- Tool Test: 6-Inch Jointers
If you are serious about building furniture or cabinets, you need lumber that has at least one straight edge and one flat face. That's what jointers do to boards, ...
- My Five Essential Power Tools
Veteran woodworker Gary Rogowski offers his perspective on how he’d buy machines for his shop if he had to start all over again. This article should help you figure ...
- Jointer Tune-up
John White, Fine Woodworking’s shop manager, dissects the jointer and explains its parts and how to tune it up. You’ll need feeler gauges, a small try square, and ...
- Six-Inch Jointers, Head to Head
If you’re having trouble getting tight joints, square corners, and flat surfaces, chances are you’re either having a jointer problem or you’re without a jointer, ...
- The Jointer
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 ...
- Jointer Talk
After Jim Cummins set up one of his jointers for finish work, he realized how his work habits influence the machine’s performance. He details how he reads his machines ...