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    Default Hand electric planers -- as 3 types of processing machines

    I thought to share this neato video.

    It shows a slab flattening jig that is a million times better than the "traditional" router-based flattening jig... or at least I thought so (dust collection is inbuilt!!!!). A little spiral head on the planer would be nice

    It was clever enough that I thought "oooo, nice".... so enjoy

    1 - simple thicknesser
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    3 - a jointer



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    There are quite a few examples on youtube and elsewhere showing basically what he did. That is the first one I've seen that uses those aluminium extrusions, which are popular with 3D printer and small cnc router builders.


    I have thought for years that an electric planer would be a lot quicker than a router for flattening slabs and table tops etc, but as you see modifying them to accept bolt on modifications isn't trivial.
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    People keep trying to re-invent the wheel...

    What you have there is an exercise in frustration. A jointer and planer is what you need.

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    Default Pallet slat planer

    Here is something I made from stuff I already had. When I need to plane down the second side, I add a luan spacer under the wood and go again.
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    Probably work a little better if you used a real planer rather than that Makita toy, certainly faster with a 320mm cut.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GraemeCook View Post
    Probably work a little better if you used a real planer rather than that Makita toy, certainly faster with a 320mm cut.
    At 97 to 110 dB during operation, its probably a touch too noisy for using on my units balcony

    At least... frequently


    (the GBP 4500 price tag is probably a little steep too)
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    Where do you get green Makita tools?

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Spin Doctor View Post
    People keep trying to re-invent the wheel...

    What you have there is an exercise in frustration. A jointer and planer is what you need.
    SD

    I saw this as an economy measure. Improvised techniques usually come at some cost, which in this case is time and effort rather than money. In fact low cost is usually inversely porportional to the time and effort required. I thought he did well at attaching bits to the planer itself as they are notoriously difficult in this regard.

    I agree with other comments that a better size planer would be better, but big planers are few and far between and very expensive. Again, I expect he was making use of what he already had. His only outlay was some plywood, some aluminium extrusions and some bolts.

    I also agree that a jointer and a planer are the tools of choice, but does he have the folding money for that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mountain Ash View Post
    Where do you get green Makita tools?
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    If you goggle Makita 1902 it shows this tool in green, grey and a really horrible orangey red. I think it relates to different countries. I saw at least the Phillipines for the green one, but I doubt that is the only market for green.

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    I dont know but I came across a green Makita 7.25 inch circular saw and it is a much better unit than the ones sold locally. I assumed it must of been some sort of anniversary or promotional model but only speculating

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    You have to search for Japanese market Makita, which are different colours. I have a fwend in Wome who builds sheds and they burn through a domestic Makita impact driver in six weeks. They are on 4 months now with their Japanese imports and still going strong. They have the biggus stamp of approval.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Greg Q View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chief Tiff View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Spin Doctor View Post
    People keep trying to re-invent the wheel...

    What you have there is an exercise in frustration. A jointer and planer is what you need.
    So I'm planing a piece of timber 24" wide. How much is this planer going to cost me and where am I storing it when not in use ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by damian View Post
    So I'm planing a piece of timber 24" wide. How much is this planer going to cost me and where am I storing it when not in use ?
    Right beside the matching Martin thicknesser. No point buying that cheap Felder stuff - it's only $$$'s.

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