Kreg Owners' Community

ok this may sound like a stupid question but what is the difference between the two? ive used a planer many times but never even heard of or seen one until i got on this site so i have no idea whats the purpose of a jointer. can anyone help?

Views: 406

Reply to This

Replies to This Discussion

looks like you need to gets some books on both of them. i could tell you the short of these two.... but i think you well learn a great more if you purchase a few books . thats how i got started 17  years ago.       good luck.

Hello Brandon

Jointers, for the hobbyist, most commonly come in two capacities, 6” and 8” ( with a few 4” out there ) meaning that they will dress up the face of a board up to the size of their capacity, but are mainly used to dress the edge of a board to join it seamlessly to another ( or others) for door panels or table tops for a couple of examples. There are industrial jointers that have up to an 18” capacity ( and there may be even larger models).

The planer is used predominantly to dress up the face of a board and can only dress up the edge of a very narrow work piece (board) and only then with a jig designed to hold it vertically to the cutters while being passed through.

If you have not seen these tools, I would suggest that you log on to www.grizzly.com and click on to woodworking machines.

Oh yes, the only really stupid question is the one thought of, but not asked.

kenny from Sundre

That was a terrific answer Kenny .

kenny from Sundre said:

Hello Brandon

Jointers, for the hobbyist, most commonly come in two capacities, 6” and 8” ( with a few 4” out there ) meaning that they will dress up the face of a board up to the size of their capacity, but are mainly used to dress the edge of a board to join it seamlessly to another ( or others) for door panels or table tops for a couple of examples. There are industrial jointers that have up to an 18” capacity ( and there may be even larger models).

The planer is used predominantly to dress up the face of a board and can only dress up the edge of a very narrow work piece (board) and only then with a jig designed to hold it vertically to the cutters while being passed through.

If you have not seen these tools, I would suggest that you log on to www.grizzly.com and click on to woodworking machines.

Oh yes, the only really stupid question is the one thought of, but not asked.

kenny from Sundre

As stated, a planer will dress up a board, a joiner will straighten the face or edge of a board.
You can also use a jointer for tapering a pc of wood, when I make tapered legs for a project thats the tool I go to.

o ok i understand the difference now. thanks a lot kenny. 

 

one more question though. so i know a planer cuts the wood on a horizontal plane and from the pictures i have seen of a jointer it looks as though to cut the wood on a vertical plane. is this correct?

kenny from Sundre said:


Hello Brandon

Jointers, for the hobbyist, most commonly come in two capacities, 6” and 8” ( with a few 4” out there ) meaning that they will dress up the face of a board up to the size of their capacity, but are mainly used to dress the edge of a board to join it seamlessly to another ( or others) for door panels or table tops for a couple of examples. There are industrial jointers that have up to an 18” capacity ( and there may be even larger models).

The planer is used predominantly to dress up the face of a board and can only dress up the edge of a very narrow work piece (board) and only then with a jig designed to hold it vertically to the cutters while being passed through.

If you have not seen these tools, I would suggest that you log on to www.grizzly.com and click on to woodworking machines.

Oh yes, the only really stupid question is the one thought of, but not asked.

kenny from Sundre

Hello again, Brandon;

 

As Robert pointed out, the jointer will dress up the "face", (the horizontal plane) of a board , but only a board width up to it’s capacity, and it will also dress the "edge" ( the vertical plane, if you will) of any width of board that can be kept perfectly perpendicular to the cutter blades as it is passed through. What must be taken into consideration here, is that passing a work piece through either of these machines should remove the irregularities in the surface but does not necessarily mean that the piece is “true”. A “true” or “straight” piece is for it to be equal in width and thickness, and to not be bowed or twisted.

kenny from Sundre

thanks. i watched a view videos online on the use and purpose of a jointer. i understand the difference now. 

kenny from Sundre said:

Hello again, Brandon;

 

As Robert pointed out, the jointer will dress up the "face", (the horizontal plane) of a board , but only a board width up to it’s capacity, and it will also dress the "edge" ( the vertical plane, if you will) of any width of board that can be kept perfectly perpendicular to the cutter blades as it is passed through. What must be taken into consideration here, is that passing a work piece through either of these machines should remove the irregularities in the surface but does not necessarily mean that the piece is “true”. A “true” or “straight” piece is for it to be equal in width and thickness, and to not be bowed or twisted.

kenny from Sundre

Reply to Discussion

RSS

Need Help?

For Technical Support, please call 800-447-8638 or send a message. Reps are available Monday through Friday from 8am to 5pm CST. 

Videos

  • Add Videos
  • View All

Forum

Pantry slides for heavy application

  Recently purchased two 96" tall pantry cabinets that are 23" deep that only came with two adjustable shelves and two fixed, (one at about 55" and one at the very bottom).  Shelf holes in the walls are drilled 2" O.C.  Like most store-bought…Continue

Tags: drawer, slides, pantry, pull-out, 75-Lb

Started by Paul Coon in General Woodworking Aug 11.

Miter Saw Recommendation 1 Reply

I’m looking to upgrade my miter saw. I’m willing to invest a good amount of money to get one with the precision pocket hole joinery requires. Would anyone like to offer a recommended model?

Started by Joe Racz in Beginners' Zone. Last reply by Scott Davison Oct 6.

Product Reviews

New Kreg 720Pro

I saw the video Kreg put out for this new jig and had high hopes for it.

I purchased one today and am very disappointed with it.

First the docking station is extremely cheap. The plastic is pathetic. A Lego has more…

Continue

Posted by Duke Leon on February 15, 2021 at 9:00pm

Not Pleased With Pocket Hole Construction

Several months ago, I purchased the Kreg K4MS so that I could build the Lego Table as outlined on the companion "buildsomething" web site which exclusively uses pocket hole construction.  I have considerable experience with conventional…

Continue

Posted by Robert Ringel on September 17, 2020 at 1:48pm — 8 Comments

© 2021   Created by KregRep.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Privacy Policy  |  Terms of Service

_