Jointers and Planers Session 6: Changing Knives

Changing knives on a benchtop planer is fairly simple, but there are tricks that will make it go better for you. There are typically A LOT of bolts holding the knives in place. You’ll see a shortcut for removing and reinstalling the bolts. When new knives go in you need to make certain there’s no debris that will interfere with the knives doing their work. Proper cleaning is critical.