Jointers

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Learn About Jointer Knives From Doug Dale

In the video below, Doug Dale discusses the evolution of jointer knives, and shows how he changes the segmented cutters on a helical head.If you’ve ever been to the Marc Adams School of Woodworking outside Indianapolis, you’ If you’ve ever been to the Marc Adams School of Woodworking outside Indianapolis, you’ve...

Woodworking Tool News – Extra-Large Loose Tenons

Extra-Large Loose Tenons By Brad Holden Big parts require big joinery. The success of Festool’s Domino joiner, a portable machine that makes smallscale loose-tenon joints, has prompted Festool to up the ante. The new Domino XL makes much larger joints— large enough for almost any project. If you consider the original...

Making an Infill Jointer Plane

Making an Infill Jointer Plane An expert woodworker rediscovers a lost art. By Kerry Pierce Knowledgeable friends tried to dissuade me when I announced that I’d decided to build a 22-1/2" long infill-style plane, as I’d never before built an infill plane of any size. An infill plane consists of wooden...

JET’s Bench Power Tools

JET's Bench Power Tools Cramped for workshop space? JET® offers woodworkers a solution with its BENCH™ top line of power tools that includes 10- and 12 in. miter saws, 10 in. jobsite table saw, 10 in. band saw, 8- and 10 in. planer/jointers, and a 12 in. variable-speed drill press. When...

The Powermatic Limited Edition ONYX Series

The Powermatic Limited Edition ONYX Series Powermatic® spotlighted its Limited Edition ONYX Series of woodworking machinery at AWFS, commemorating the brand’s 90th anniversary. These seven exclusive stationary power tools, available only through December 2011, sport a distinctive black ONYX finish with gold trim, plus the Powermatic 90th anniversary emblem. Each stationary...

Tool News – Grizzly Polar Bear Series

Grizzly recently announced a new line of entry-level machines, painted white with a special polar bear badging. The initial offerings include a 10" 2 hp Hybrid Table Saw, a 14" Ultimate Bandsaw, a 17" Heavy-Duty Bandsaw, a 12" Baby Drum Sander, a 1-1/2 hp Shaper, an 8" Jointer and a 15"...

Carbide Cutterheads for Jointers

Cut manufactured materials and make fewer knife changes.   by Dave Munkittrick       The latest thing in jointers is the segmented carbide insert cutterhead. Instead of high-speed steel (HSS) knives, the cutterhead is peppered with an array of solid-carbide inserts (photo at right). During our 8-in. jointer tool test...