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What are the components of a Wood Planer?

Parts of wood planer can be assembled and disassembled, easy to use.

A wood planer, also known as a thickness planer, comprises various parts, each serving a specific purpose in the planing process.

Planer blade is suitable for most of woodworking, and can be used for trimming and polishing wood. Suitable for cutting various materials such as wood, carpet and metal, etc. 

 

wood thicknesser planer
Heavy duty wood thicknesser planer

Here are the parts and their respective uses:

1.Infeed Table:

a.Use:

Provides a flat surface for the wood to enter the planer.

b.How it's Used:

Wood is initially placed on this table before being fed into the cutting head.

2.Cutting Head/Blades:

a.Use:

Cuts and shaves the surface of the wood to achieve the desired thickness and smoothness.


b.How it's Used:

The cutting head contains blades or cutter knives that rotate and remove wood material as it passes through.

3.Adjustment Handle/Wheel:

a.Use:

Controls the depth or thickness of the cut.

b.How it's Used:

Turning the handle raises or lowers the cutting head, adjusting the amount of wood that the blades remove.

4.Outfeed Table:

a.Use:

Provides support to the wood after it passes through the cutting head.

b.How it's Used:

Wood exits the planer and rests on this table, ensuring a consistent and smooth surface across the entire length.

5.Feed Rollers:

a.Use:

Helps feed the wood through the planer at a consistent rate.

b.How it's Used:

These rollers grip the wood and move it steadily through the planer to ensure an even cut and prevent sniping.

6.Dust Collection Port

a.Use:

Collects wood shavings and dust generated during planing.

b.How it's Used:

A vacuum or dust collector is connected to this port to maintain a clean work environment by collecting debris produced during the planing process.

7.Depth Gange/Scale

a.Use:

Indicates the depth of cut.

b.How it's Used:

Provides a measurement guide to set the desired thickness of the wood being planed.

Understanding these parts and their functions is crucial for effectively using a wood planer. Proper operation, adjustment, and maintenance of these components ensure accurate and safe planing while achieving the desired wood thickness and surface finish. Always follow safety guidelines and manufacturer instructions when using woodworking machinery.


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