Shaper Cutters And Setting Up Planer Knives

Are you familiar with the tools you have at home? DO you know how to troubleshoot them when something goes wrong? If you happen to have planer knives or just recently got one, do you know how to set it up?

It is always a good thing if you know well how to set up and troubleshoot tools you have. It will be less hassle for you in bringing it to a technician and spending money to pay for repair. If you have planer knives at home and you still haven’t master how to set it up, this might help you:

How to set up Planer Thicknesser Knives archiveWoodworking_shaper

Planer-thicknessers require very accurate setting up if you are to get the best out of them and many new users are nervous of the process, consequently leaving knives in far too long and soldiering on with blunt blades instead of taking them out for re-sharpening. Not only does this result in a very poor finish, but a blunt planer is more difficult to use safely because the timber bounces around rather than cutting smoothly.

The difference between a planer working well and working badly is minute in terms of blade adjustment. It cannot be overstated just how important this setting is, as incorrectly set knives result in a machine that either won’t plane at all, planes tapers or takes big scoops out of the end of the work. With correctly set blades the timber should plane perfectly from end to end. You should not need to leave it overlong and then cut off the dodgy bits after planing. Read more…

There are a lot of tools available nowadays and each of them has a different purpose. We have tools for cutting, for measuring, for binding, for shaping and more. For shaping, we have the shaper cutters. Are you familiar with this tool? You may even have one at home. For those who have no idea about the shaper or shaper cutters, learn about them from here:

The Shaper

For those woodworkers for whom a molded edge, a contoured decorative curve, is the difference between a proper job and an unfinished appearance, the shaper can be an invaluable tool. A shaper not only cuts ornamental edges on straight stock for drawer fronts, picture frames, and panels, but also edges curved stock.

The shaper consists of a worktable with a fence at the rear. Protruding vertically through the tabletop is the motor-driven shaft, or spindle, onto which blades are fastened. The workpiece is presented to the spinning blade, which cuts the stock to match the shape of the blade. Freehand work is done with the fence removed. Read more…

Cutting tools are sharp and they can be dangerous. Keep them away from children and always observe safety when handling them. Never attempt to use them if you don’t know the proper way to handle them. It’s always better to be safe than sorry.