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Do you say joiner or jointer?

by b2rtch
posted 07-27-2012 06:25 PM


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joek30296

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#1 posted 07-27-2012 06:39 PM

If you’re talking about a machine for preparing an edge or face for gluing, planing, etc., it’s called a jointer.

joe

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#2 posted 07-27-2012 06:43 PM

Yep, it’s a jointer.

-- -Curt, Milwaukee, WI

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#3 posted 07-27-2012 06:43 PM

Jointer…

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#4 posted 07-27-2012 06:54 PM

I say Jointer because I believe that’s the right word for the planer Jointer, or at least that is what it says on the manual. When I hear joiner I think biscuit joiner.

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#5 posted 07-27-2012 06:58 PM

To me, Joiner is a guy who laminates wood boards for a living… LOL
Jointer is to Square up a board.

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#6 posted 07-27-2012 07:04 PM

I say “Jointer” when I’m talking about my jointer.. and I say “Joiner” when I’m talking about my joiner :)

A jointer is used for making straight edges on wood. A joiner makes a cut in the edge of the wood so you can join two pieces without the use of a mechanical fastener.. also known as a plate or biscuit joiner.

It is also common to hear people call a jointer a planer (or “jointer/planer”).

Cheers,
Brad

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b2rtch

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#7 posted 07-27-2012 07:10 PM

Ok, so we joint two pieces of wood before joining them, right?

-- Bert

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#8 posted 07-27-2012 07:15 PM

A joiner makes a cut in the edge of the wood so you can join two pieces without the use of a mechanical fastener.. also known as a plate or biscuit joiner.

Technically the tool yuo refer to is a bisquit, or plate slotter…but what the hey. To me a joiner, is someone who engages in the art and craft of joining boards together…but that’s just me.

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b2rtch

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#9 posted 07-27-2012 07:41 PM

I know a joiner who smokes joints

-- Bert

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Tomj

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#10 posted 07-27-2012 07:49 PM

I believe in Europe a Jointer is called a planer.

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RS Woodworks

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#11 posted 07-27-2012 07:50 PM

The machine that does the jointing is a jointer, the large hand plane is a jointer as well. A person who does the joining of the wood after it is jointed is a joiner. A joiner can have several jointers and methods of joining all in the same joint! But be careful, because using a jointer for too long can be hard on your joints. Imagine that. :D

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#12 posted 07-27-2012 07:52 PM

Tomj is correct.

-- John, BC, Canada

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#13 posted 07-27-2012 07:53 PM

Bert,

Is that a Stoner Joiner?

-- “That it will never come again / Is what makes life so sweet. ” ― Emily Dickinson

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#14 posted 07-27-2012 08:00 PM

How do they call in Europe the guy who draw plans?

-- Bert

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#15 posted 07-27-2012 08:01 PM

ChuckV, I don’t know

-- Bert

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RGtools

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#16 posted 07-27-2012 08:03 PM

Joiner is a term use traditionally assigned to a person who makes the arcitectual mouldings and basic furniture in most homes.

Jointer is the tool that makes things flat (be it powered by electrons or colories).

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sixstring

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#17 posted 07-27-2012 08:10 PM

I pronounce it, the tool that is, joiner… but when I spell it out, I use the proper jointer. Saying it with the T in there just sounds illicit, or as they say nowadays… medicinal.

Another common mistake I see is the spelling of RIDGID tools. Ridgid has a 2 Ds but often is spelled Rigid.

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#18 posted 07-27-2012 08:26 PM

Another once that can be funny is vise/vice.

-- “That it will never come again / Is what makes life so sweet. ” ― Emily Dickinson

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#19 posted 07-27-2012 08:29 PM

plainner / joiner rigid 350.00 obo – $350 (seminole )

I’ve wondered about searching Ebay and CraigsList using misspelled descriptions, maybe less people would find the ads/auctions and they would sell at a better price. I don't think that theory holds up on CL . -Jack

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#20 posted 07-27-2012 08:38 PM

jointer

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#21 posted 07-27-2012 10:18 PM

po-tay-to, po-tar-to

Planer = jointer

Carpenter making doors, windows, staircases and the like = joiner

Biscuit joinTer

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#22 posted 07-27-2012 10:34 PM

lath gets me every time (lathe)

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#23 posted 07-27-2012 10:53 PM

Proper term is Jointer but who uses proper words :)

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#24 posted 07-27-2012 11:10 PM

another block of bandwidth lost to the cyber trash can.

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#25 posted 07-28-2012 09:10 AM

at least we do not say bad thing about other people

-- Bert

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#26 posted 07-28-2012 10:52 AM

Some people can be so damn rude.

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#27 posted 07-28-2012 12:21 PM

In Scotland the term “joiner” is used rather than carpenter. To be a little more descriptive, I think a joiner is someone who specialises in bench work such as building window sash, doors, gates etc. The term carpenter isn’t used that much.

We would also call it a surface planer rather than a jointer.

Similarly what Americans term as a planer we would call it a “thicknesser”

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AJswoodshop

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#28 posted 08-13-2012 11:15 PM

I say joiner but people say jointer too.

AJ

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#29 posted 08-15-2012 01:44 AM

Jointer. I’ve also heard it referred to as a buzz planer.

-- Nicky

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#30 posted 08-15-2012 02:50 AM

Jointer versus bisquit joiner.

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#31 posted 08-15-2012 02:52 AM

The machine that makes boards flat is a JOINTER, the machine that makes the slots for biscuits is a JOINER.

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