Tools you DON'T need: Jointer vs Planer vs Drum sander



Do you need all three milling machines? Just two? One? None? This video will tell you what and why.
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37 thoughts on “Tools you DON'T need: Jointer vs Planer vs Drum sander

  • August 24, 2021 at 7:08 am
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    A planer is my next purchase, but for now I find if I need something near square I use particle board or MDF with veneer, seems to do the job nicely in a pinch

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  • August 24, 2021 at 7:08 am
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    thanks for explaining the difference between the tools I have a helical head thickness plainer and it has served me well but I work with soft wood for the most part some oak out of pallets once in a while thanks again look forward to seeing more

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  • August 24, 2021 at 7:08 am
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    I was just forced into learning woodworking by a flooring replacement that went horribly wrong.
    2 months ago I had zero tools and VERY basic knowledge, now I'm to the part where I have to build new cabinets and drawers and I'm seeing how hard it is to route dovetails into home depot's cupped, bent and often twisted lumber.

    I'm thousands of dollars deeper than I intended to be in tools and this video stopped me from making another dumb mistake (starting with the jointer and realizing after the first board that it is NOT the answer to my problems).

    I'm going to get the planer and build a jig. After watching this video, I think that I can get what I need out of one. Enough to finish this nightmare of "replacing the flooring" anyway.

    I subscribed shortly after this whole thing started and your videos have been very helpful but this one saved me buying a jointer that I may not even use once this flooring turned full renovation is done. Thanks for the help.

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  • August 24, 2021 at 7:08 am
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    Never plane a wood on the perpendicular direction, and it will not explod, that why you use sander whit 3 belts, each one whit diferent grain

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  • August 24, 2021 at 7:08 am
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    English to, errr English translation:
    This video planer – UK thicknesser
    This video jointer – UK planer

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  • August 24, 2021 at 7:08 am
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    Great video. I'd be interested to hear your opinion on using a router table with a good quality table, lift and split fence, in lieu of a jointer.

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  • August 24, 2021 at 7:08 am
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    It would be interesting to see how folks in the old days actually did this using hand tools.

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  • August 24, 2021 at 7:08 am
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    I have noodled around You Tube trying to get definitive definition of your above referenced tools.
    Finally, you have succeeded in giving me excellent definitions! Thank you!

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  • August 24, 2021 at 7:08 am
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    This is EXACTLY what I needed to hear! Straight forward answers to my questions about this! Thank you!

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  • August 24, 2021 at 7:08 am
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    Just buy a hand planer and learn to do it right. You only need milling machine for metal…

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  • August 24, 2021 at 7:08 am
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    Excellent video. I work in a professional woodshop, but am trying to build out my at-home shop. I know that I'll need a jointer and planer, but have been struggling on which to buy first. You gave me great insight. Thank you!

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  • August 24, 2021 at 7:08 am
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    A drum sander is worthless if you can’t afford a wide belt sander, just use a hand plane or belt sander. With all the hand plane behind you why don’t you just use them over a planer or joiner?

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  • August 24, 2021 at 7:08 am
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    Thanks! I tried making the thickness planer doing the job of a jointer… its a huge pain.

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  • August 24, 2021 at 7:08 am
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    Clearly sums up all three pieces of machinery to me, also. Have been a woodworker for over 40 years now, and fully agree with 1. Thicknesser; 2. Buzzer; then finally, 3. (and only if you really need it for thin wood or cross grain cutting-boards), a Thickness Sander. Otherwise, you sure won't use this tool much if at all!

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  • August 24, 2021 at 7:08 am
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    you have a great talent for explaining things succinctly without any fluff. thank you for the great content, Stumpy

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  • August 24, 2021 at 7:08 am
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    You have absolutely one of the best YouTube channels. Your information in your presentation are top notch and we all really appreciate it. Keep up the good work

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  • August 24, 2021 at 7:08 am
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    I have all 3,i have removed cup on ash with thickness sander.But as you stated well it is time consuming using that method.Thanks again.

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  • August 24, 2021 at 7:08 am
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    Thanks for the explanation! I'm adding to my workshop and have been trying to figure out which tool to get first.

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  • August 24, 2021 at 7:08 am
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    Very informative. I’m now thinking of steel working instead.

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  • August 24, 2021 at 7:08 am
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    Jointers are a waste of money. You can get a perfect edge with a hand plane. If your doing a glue up just pet them put the faces opposite of each other and go over it with a hand plane. BOOM you have a perfect edge!

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  • August 24, 2021 at 7:08 am
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    I’d like to make a display stand/case for my antique pocket watches. I’ve just ordered a new planer and I have some nice wood that I’ve been drying for about a year now. I have a combination of black walnut, cherry, red oak, mango, acacia, mahogany. The acacia is what I’ve been drying. I have a few idea’s but nothing really concrete. Have you ever made anything like that ?

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