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Forum topic by gavinzagreb posted 03-18-2012 07:37 PM 765 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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03-18-2012 07:37 PM

Picked up a nice wooden jointer plane at the flea market this weekend. From what I’ve found out, seems to be around 100 years old and in fairly good condition.
More about the actual plane later though.
My question is, how come jointer planes don’t have an offset to the ‘infeed’ and ‘outfeed’ sides ?
How do they work without it ?
I’m a total beginner when it comes to hand planes so maybe this is a stupid question.

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#1 posted 03-18-2012 07:52 PM

With planes, you’re not removing as much material as you would with a jointer machine tool. Think shavings rather than chips.
Hope this helps.


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#2 posted 03-18-2012 10:31 PM

the other reason is your adjusting the blade for hieght, not the table.

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