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07-27-2012 06:25 PM

Topic tags/keywords: jointer

Do you say joiner or jointer?
I see people using both words for what, I imagine, are the same tools.
So, which one is correct?

-- Bert


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

I know a joiner who smokes joints

-- Bert

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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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#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.

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

Bert,

Is that a Stoner Joiner?

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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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