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Stationary power tools. Some thoughts for the beginner. Looks at table saw, radial arm saw, jointer, shaper, band saw, lathe, and thickness planer.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER Sep 1985 (v.1#3) pg. 20

Tips on reducing "snipe" when using a thickness planer.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #15 Jul-Aug 1990 pg. 6

Tips on keeping wood chips from being pressed into freshly planed wood.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #24 Jan-Feb 1992 pg. 8

Buyer's guide to portable thickness planers. Eight different models compared.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #25 Mar-Apr 1992 pg. 30

Tip describes how to renew rubber feed rollers on a planer.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #30 Jan-Feb 1993 pg. 18

Convert the area beneath your workbench to accommodate your portable planer.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #38 May-Jun 1994 pg. 24

Buyer's guide to thickness planers
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #41 1995 Tool Buyer's Guide pg. 38

Make an improved depth (thickness) gauge or dial for a planer.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #45 Jun 1995 pg. 22

Buyer's guide to thickness planers.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #48 1996 Tool Buyer's Guide pg. 38

Buyer's guide to portable and floor model thickness planers.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #55 1997 Tool Buyer's Guide pg. 114

User test of 13 bench top planers.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #56 Dec 1996 pg. 64

Buyer's guide to thickness planers including stationary and portable models and combination jointer-planers.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #62 1998 Tool Buyer's Guide pg. 132

An explanation of why thickness planers have a standard feed speed of about 26 feet per minute.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #68 Oct 1998 pg. 22

Buyer's guide to thickness planers.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #69 1999 Tool Buyer's Guide pg. 116

Annual buyer's guide to thickness planers.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #76 Fall-Winter 1999 pg. 96

Dealing with snipe when using a portable thickness planer. Included in an article on selection and use of portable planers.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #79 Apr 2000 pg. 82

How to buy a thickness planer.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #90 Nov 2001 pg. 75

Fine-tuning and using your bench top thickness planer. Includes a simple shop-built fixture to make smooth, straight tapers.
CANADIAN HOME WORKSHOP Nov 1998 (v.22#2) pg. 22

Shop test of 10 portable thickness planers.
CANADIAN HOME WORKSHOP Nov 1998 (v.22#2) pg. 32

Buyer's guide to seven portable thickness planers.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Nov 1994 (v.18#2) pg. 29

How to cut and plane lumber. A look at portable mill attachements for your chain saw to cut the lumber and jointer/planers to finish the lumber. Includes tips on cutting and drying.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #243 Nov 1983 (v.33#9) pg. 53

Bench-top thickness planer. Tips on selection and use.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #359 Jun 1995 (v.45#6) pg. 62

Portable planer tips. Tricks to get the most out of this tool.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #391 Sep 1998 (v.48#8) pg. 54

Molder-planers. Multi-purpose tools that plane wood, cut moldings, etc. What is available and tips on their use.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #55 Aug-Sep 1989 pg. 50

How to flatten a cupped board using a thickness planer.
FINE WOODWORKING #11 Summer 1978 pg. 18

Chart compares four 12" and 13" planers for features and cost.
FINE WOODWORKING #15 Mar-Apr 1979 pg. 28
Added Info FINE WOODWORKING #17 Jul-Aug 1979 pg. 18

Tips on adjusting planner rolls to avoid dips at the front and tail of a board.
FINE WOODWORKING #19 Nov-Dec 1979 pg. 32

Tips on using planers. (1) Back-beveling the face of the cutter blades will virtually eliminate chip-out. (2) Determining the built-in cutting angle. (3) Improving the Belsaw planer.
FINE WOODWORKING #19 Nov-Dec 1979 pg. 34

Belsaw replies to criticism of its planer. The criticism appears on pages 35 & 36 of the same issue.
FINE WOODWORKING #19 Nov-Dec 1979 pg. 36

One owner's assessment of the Williams & Hussey model W7-s power-feed planer-molder along with tips on its use.
FINE WOODWORKING #19 Nov-Dec 1979 pg. 38

Tips on adjusting the bedrolls and pressure bar on a Rockwell 18" planer.
FINE WOODWORKING #22 May-Jun 1980 pg. 23

Tip on adjusting the pressure bar of a Powermatic Model 160 thickness planer.
FINE WOODWORKING #31 Nov-Dec 1981 pg. 32

Tip: Plane thin stock, like veneers, by attaching the thin stock to a scrap board with rubber cement or double-sided carpet tape.
FINE WOODWORKING #33 Mar-Apr 1982 pg. 16

Tip: Moistening wood may eliminate planer or jointer tear-outs on crossgrained wood.
FINE WOODWORKING #36 Sep-Oct 1982 pg. 22

Tip: How to install a hand crank on a Parks Model 97 thickness planer. Allows you the option of very-slow planing for wood subject to tearing.
FINE WOODWORKING #39 Mar-Apr 1983 pg. 20

Shop-testing five jointer-planers. (1) Belsaw 684. (2) Emco-Rex 2000. (3) Inca 343-190. (4) Makita 2030. (5) Hitachi F-1000A.
FINE WOODWORKING #43 Nov-Dec 1983 pg. 42
Added Info FINE WOODWORKING #45 Mar-Apr 1984 pg. 6
Added Info FINE WOODWORKING #46 May-Jun 1984 pg. 4
Added Info FINE WOODWORKING #47 Jul-Aug 1984 pg. 6

Tips on surfacing crosscut slabs to a uniform thickness using either a planer or a router.
FINE WOODWORKING #44 Jan-Feb 1984 pg. 16
Added Info FINE WOODWORKING #46 May-Jun 1984 pg. 20
Added Info FINE WOODWORKING #48 Sep-Oct 1984 pg. 18

How to reduce sniping when using a Makita 2040 planer.
FINE WOODWORKING #52 May-Jun 1985 pg. 14

Small thickness planers. A test of six machines. Includes discussion of how a thickness planer works and tips on their use.
FINE WOODWORKING #52 May-Jun 1985 pg. 72
Added Info FINE WOODWORKING #60 Sep-Oct 1986 pg. 4

How to flatten a twisted board with a planer (instead of on a jointer).
FINE WOODWORKING #65 Jul-Aug 1987 pg. 6

Thickness-planer primer. Fine-tuning is the key to smooth planing.
FINE WOODWORKING #70 May-Jun 1988 pg. 58

Tip on dealing with the high noise levels output from small, portable planers (such as the Makita 2040).
FINE WOODWORKING #81 Mar-Apr 1990 pg. 22

Tip on waxing the bed of your planer.
FINE WOODWORKING #82 May-Jun 1990 pg. 14

Portable planer survey. Looks at basic operations and changing knives.
FINE WOODWORKING #84 Sep-Oct 1990 pg. 46

Tip on reducing thickness planer tearout problem by wiping the stock with a damp cloth.
FINE WOODWORKING #88 May-Jun 1991 pg. 24

Tips on reducing slippage of rubber infeed rollers.
FINE WOODWORKING #108 Sep-Oct 1994 pg. 32
Added Info FINE WOODWORKING #110 Jan-Feb 1995 pg. 6

Comparing combination jointer-planer surfacing machines.
FINE WOODWORKING #109 Nov-Dec 1994 pg. 76
Correction FINE WOODWORKING #110 Jan-Feb 1995 pg. 4
Added Info FINE WOODWORKING #111 Mar-Apr 1995 pg. 6

Tip on eliminating planer end snipe.
FINE WOODWORKING #116 Jan-Feb 1996 pg. 26

Mid-size thickness planers. A comparison test of fourteen machines in the 14" to 16" size.
FINE WOODWORKING #127 Nov-Dec 1997 pg. 52

How to buy and use a planer.
HOME MECHANIX #699 Jul 1986 (v.82) pg. 64

The Belsaw planer-molder-saw and how it works.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #515 Apr 1971 (v.67) pg. 92

Evaluation and tips on using the Belsaw Model 684 Jointer, Planer, Molder 3-in-1 shop tool.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #650 Jul 1982 (v.78) pg. 72

What you need to know about thickness planers to purchase a machine that will do the job you want to do.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS #97 Jan-Feb 1986 pg. 104

Build a wood planer for $100.
POPULAR MECHANICS Aug 1970 (v.134#2) pg. 174

Thickness planers. Basic operation, stock problems, planer problems, and special tricks.
POPULAR MECHANICS Jun 1993 (v.170#6) pg. 67

Use saw, drill press, jointer or sander as a planer.
POPULAR SCIENCE Jan 1963 (v.182#1) pg. 134

New tricks with rotary planers. Includes use in a drill press.
POPULAR SCIENCE Jul 1963 (v.183#1) pg. 106

An explanation of "snipe marks" on planed boards, their causes and how to avoid them.
POPULAR WOODWORKING #91 Jul 1996 (v.16#3) pg. 22

Rotary planer rabbets, tenons and makes raised panels.
SCIENCE & MECHANICS #215 Mar 1963 (v.34#3) pg. 111

Product review and tests of six portable thickness planers.
SHOPNOTES #28 Jul 1996 (v.5) pg. 22

A collection of tips to help get the most from a thickness planer. (1) Grain direction. (2) Planing an edge. (3) Thin stock. (4) Short pieces. (5) Chalk scribbles to ensure the entire surface is flat. (6) Adding a hairline indicator to make scale easy to read.
SHOPNOTES #29 Sep 1996 (v.5) pg. 12

Thicknessing machines. What is available and tips on their use.
WOOD MAGAZINE #13 Oct 1986 (v.3#5) pg. 56

Tip: Install your small thickness planer beneath your workbench to save space. May also provide the room to mount the accessory outfeed rollers.
WOOD MAGAZINE #14 Dec 1986 (v.3#6) pg. 16

Thickness planers under $500. What is available, how they compare and tips on their use.
WOOD MAGAZINE #34 Apr 1990 (v.7#2) pg. 64

Thickness planers. A buyer's guide to 29 machines.
WOOD MAGAZINE #38 Oct 1990 (v.7#6) pg. 54

Shop tests of three new portable planers.
WOOD MAGAZINE #51 Apr 1992 (v.9#3) pg. 54

Tool-buyer's roundup. Important buying points and charts of features for cordless drills, drill presses, jointers, portable belt sanders, routers, scroll saws, table saws, and thickness planers.
WOOD MAGAZINE #56 Nov 1992 (v.9#8) pg. 64

Advice on eliminating sniping by a planer.
WOOD MAGAZINE #59 Feb 1993 (v.10#2) pg. 74
Added Info WOOD MAGAZINE #63 Sep 1993 (v.10#6) pg. 13

A look at multipurpose planer/molders and tests of 7 models.
WOOD MAGAZINE #62 Aug 1993 (v.10#5) pg. 62

Portable planer thicknessing center. A movable tool stand features built-in fold-down infeed and outfeed tables that adjust up or down.
WOOD MAGAZINE #76 Jan 1995 (v.12#1) pg. 60, 65, Insert
Correction WOOD MAGAZINE #80 Aug 1995 (v.12#5) pg. 21

Tuning up your portable planer. Align table with cutterhead, adjust feed rollers, set the knives, and reset depth gauge.
WOOD MAGAZINE #91 Oct 1996 (v.13#7) pg. 79

User's and buyer's guide to eleven 12" portable planers.
WOOD MAGAZINE #92 Nov 1996 (v.13#8) pg. 74

A shop test and buyer's guide to six stationary planers with at least 15" of capacity and priced under $1,400.
WOOD MAGAZINE #115 Jun 1999 (v.16#4) pg. 50

The latest generation of portable planers. Shop test of 10 machines priced under $450.
WOOD MAGAZINE #120 Winter 1999 (v.16#9) pg. 56

Techniques for reducing the effects of planer snipe.
WOOD MAGAZINE #120 Winter 1999 (v.16#9) pg. 94

Tips on cleaning the feed rollers on a benchtop planer in an effort to eliminating feeding problems.
WOOD MAGAZINE #123 Apr 2000 (v.17#3) pg. 22

Choosing between buying a jointer or a thickness planer. Some tips.
WOODSMITH #68 Apr 1990 pg. 29

Portable planers. How they operate and tips on their use.
WOODSMITH #85 Feb 1993 (v.15) pg. 14

Picking your planer. Guide to buying a machine which fits your workshop needs.
WOODWORKER #1092 Nov 1984 (v.88) pg. 750

The craft of cabinetmaking. How to tune your machines for faultless performance. Tips for table saw, radial arm saw, jointers and planers.
WOODWORKER #1097 Apr 1985 (v.89) pg. 260

Machining wood. Your expert guide. All you need to know about the basic equipment, what it does, how to use it safely, and how to make it work for you. Part 7. Planer/thicknesser.
WOODWORKER #1110 May 1986 (v.90#5) pg. 386

Machining wood safely. A variety of guards, hold-downs, and adjustments that will improve safety when working with table saws, band saws, spindle molders, mortisers, planers, etc.
WOODWORKER #1113 Aug 1986 (v.90#8) pg. 667

Tips on truing-up a thickness planer and setting the knives.
WOODWORKER Jul 1990 (v.94#7) pg. 711
Added Info WOODWORKER Aug 1990 (v.94#8) pg. 821

Jig converts a hand-held power plane into a bench-top thickness planer.
WOODWORKER Aug 1990 (v.94#8) pg. 813

Thicknessing on a portable planer. Jig converts a power plane into a thickness planer for narrow stock.
WOODWORKER Mar 1993 (v.97#3) pg. 54

Space saving planer. Tips on selecting, setting up and using a combination jointer and planer.
WOODWORKER Feb 1995 (v.99#2) pg. 68

Woodworker's jigs. Vertical planer/jointer for radial saws. This jig, plus a 4" rotary planer head, will convert a radial saw into a vertical planer.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Sep-Oct 1978 (v.2#5) pg. 14

The thickness planer. How they work, troubleshooting, and tips.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Jan-Feb 1989 (v.13#1) pg. 15

Shop test of the Jet JPM-13 planer/molder.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Sep-Oct 1997 (v.21#5) pg. 20

A look at the Belsaw, Williams and Hussey, and Parks planers and planer-molders and at what each can do for the woodworker. Also included are diagrams for accessories, you can make: (1) a deflector for the W&H planer to keep shavings from shooting in your face, (2) a simple cabinet for molding and planer knives, and (3) a belt guard for the W&H planer-molder.
WORKBENCH Sep-Oct 1975 (v.31#5) pg. 35

Use-test of the Belsaw jointer-planer-molder.
WORKBENCH Jan-Feb 1983 (v.39#1) pg. 28
Added Info WORKBENCH Mar-Apr 1983 (v.39#2) pg. 54, 58

Use-test of the Woodmaster jointer-planer-molder. How to make a guide board for molding and a planer chip receptical, accessories which will also work with the Belsaw unit.
WORKBENCH Mar-Apr 1983 (v.39#2) pg. 52, 54
Added Info WORKBENCH Sep-Oct 1983 (v.39#5) pg. 97

Use-test of the Shopsmith thickness planer. Includes instructions for building a stand on which to store the planer when not in use.
WORKBENCH Jul-Aug 1983 (v.39#4) pg. 42

Use-test of the Hitachi Model P100F. Includes plans for a chip collection container.
WORKBENCH Sep-Oct 1983 (v.39#5) pg. 26

Tip on planing stock under 5/16" thick.
WORKBENCH May-Jun 1987 (v.43#3) pg. 38

Buyer's guide to planers for do-it-yourselfers. Includes a chart of 21 different models and tips on selecting one to fit your needs.
WORKBENCH Jan-Feb 1990 (v.46#1) pg. 34

Coaxing clean cuts from a planer. A brief guide to setting up and using a thickness planer.
WORKBENCH Feb-Mar 1991 (v.47#1) pg. 62