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Forum topic by Brian Lackey posted 1726 days ago 1051 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Brian Lackey

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1726 days ago

Topic tags/keywords: jointer

I want to get the Bosch planer and want to add a bench top device to make it a planer I do not have to hold. This is similar to the Festool planer. Their is slick but pricey. Any ideas?

-- Brian, Fort Collins, CO


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a1Jim

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#1 posted 1726 days ago

I’m not sure what your trying to do It’s a little confusing you want to make a planner into a planner?

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#2 posted 1725 days ago

If you look at the Festool planer/jointer, it had an attachment for making it into a bench top style planer rather than a hand-held portable. Very cool. But I have not seen anyone else make one. See it here:

http://www.festoolusa.com/products/planers/bench-unit/bench-unit-485017.html

-- Brian, Fort Collins, CO

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a1Jim

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#3 posted 1725 days ago

Ok cool it’s like a little jointer . I made a similar fixture for a belt sander were I laid the sander(in your case the planner) on a small piece of plywood and then made wooden shapes that fit in the handle holes and supported the bottom of the sander(planner). So the base would be two pieces of ply shaped like an “L”
one side of the “L” would be a base that you clamp to a table or bench and the other will have the shapes cut out to hold the planner. I’m not sure if your Bosch electric hand planes the same as mine but mine has a red guard that drops down so you can set the plane down while it’s coasting to a stop. This could be a problem in using it in a fixture like this.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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ondablade

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#4 posted 1725 days ago

Sounds like a useful idea. I guess the width of the cutter is the limitation – it’ll edge joint pretty effectively, but not be terribly useful for flattening wider planks.

Another method of edging planks is to use a router table with a split fence – set the out feed fence flush with the OD of a parallel cutter, and set the infeed in by the required depth of cut…..

-- Late awakener....

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