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Jointing Opposite Faces

I get asked, all the time, about using a jointer to face joint opposing faces of a rough sawn lumber. Will this work? Can it be done? If not, why not? The answer; a jointer will do a great job of getting two opposing faces smooth and straight, but it WON’T guarantee that the two…

Jointer Safety

A jointer is a great tool for creating smooth edges on your boards, but it can also be a dangerous to use. George Vondriska provides simple instruction on how to safely operate a jointer. A WoodWorkers Guild of America (WWGOA) original video.

How to Eliminate Jointer Snipe

If your jointer is leaving a divot on the trailing edge of your work piece, it will not only drive you crazy, but it will produce unsightly blemishes on your projects. As you face joint your pieces, that divot will invariably end up in a visible place on your table top or other prominent location.…

Master the Jointer: Learn How to Use a Jointer

Many woodworking projects require the ability to render a perfectly square edge on a board. There are many ways to perform this task, but nothing matches the performance, precision and repeatability delivered by the motorized jointer. Getting the jointer to deliver on its potential is not particularly difficult but, like most things, it requires proper…

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Grizzly 8″ Jointer Model 490X Review: One Year Later

Tool reviews are great as they help us make purchasing decisions, but what is normally missing is a retrospective view. Sure, it looked great in the initial evaluation, but how did it hold up in production, and how well did it meet the owner’s initial expectations over time? In that light, I wanted to provide…

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The Difference Between a Jointer and Planer

Beginning woodworkers all ask this basic question: What is the difference between a jointer and a planer? The answer is simple, a lot! And is there such a thing as a Jointer Planer? No! So, what is the difference? Each machine does a completely different surfacing operation. A jointer flattens a face or straightens and…

Jointing Boards Wider Than Your Jointer

Most woodworkers try to buy a jointer that has enough capacity to handle any board that we would want to face joint or edge joint. But let’s face it; jointing boards wider than your jointer is a requirement that many woodworkers face from time to time. First of all, you should look at this challenge…

Jointer Guard Spring Tension

It’s not uncommon for the spring on a jointer guard to lose its tension. If it does, the guard won’t work right and it’s no longer safe to use the jointer. Retensioning the spring is easy to do, and will help keep your jointer safe to use.

Jointing with a Router

Perhaps you are just getting started in woodworking and you don’t have a jointer in your shop. Or, if you are fortunate enough to have a jointer, there are situations where the boards that you want to joint exceed the capacity of your jointer. Sure, if you have money and space you can always use…

Setting Jointer Knives

It is vital when jointing a piece of wood for your projects that the knives be properly set, and so George Vondriska teaches you a low-tech method for setting jointer knives. You can use a straight piece of plywood to measure the distance from each knife to the outfeed table and make any necessary adjustments,…