All You Wood Workers Out There....
Posted November 14, 2012 - 01:28 AM
Posted November 14, 2012 - 06:27 AM
Posted November 14, 2012 - 06:41 AM
If you need to remove much material at all I would go with the planer. A good one with sharp blades will leave a surface that can easily be sanded out by hand with a random orbit sander.
I would recommend the Planer as it is fast and leaves a smooth clean surface if the blades are properly maintained.
Posted November 14, 2012 - 09:01 AM
Posted November 14, 2012 - 09:54 AM
Powermatic, Grizzy, Jet , etc. all make a w i d e array of drum sanders.
Posted November 14, 2012 - 11:19 AM
Hand planer- for taking down edges of boards, such as a high floor joist. Have used on door edges also.
Thickness planer- for taking board down to thickness such as 1 inch lumber to 3/4 inch
Belt sander- for smoothing of boards before using a palm sander or random orbital sanger. Also have used on door edges.
Palm or Random orbital sander- finish sanding of flat wood before finishing
Those sanders that have a big disk and also a belt. Handy for small woodworking projects, jewelry boxes, wooden toys, etc.
Drum sander? Not sure, I have seen huge ones that will thickness a whole door in seconds. I have a tiny one that just goes into my electric drill that has come in handy for curved radiuses.
Hand sanding blocks and fine sandpaper- final finishing on anything.
Posted November 14, 2012 - 12:29 PM
Posted November 14, 2012 - 01:12 PM
Edited by JD DANNELS, November 14, 2012 - 01:16 PM.
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Posted November 14, 2012 - 02:14 PM
Posted November 14, 2012 - 11:32 PM
Posted November 15, 2012 - 08:10 AM
Lots of variables.
What are you planning on doing?
I have a 24" dual drum sander, and it's great. I also have a 12" planer. It's great to work with too, but each one has
Posted November 15, 2012 - 10:54 AM
I do have a large shop dust collection system. budget.. well.. as cheap as possible..I know i know ya get what ya pay for.. BUT i'm hoping with this i could step up to a better one in a year.. Just need to get the ball rolling.. Maybe a planner and hand sanding is the way to go as it's much cheaper route..
Posted November 15, 2012 - 11:20 AM
Edited by JD DANNELS, November 15, 2012 - 11:21 AM.
Posted November 16, 2012 - 03:12 PM
I have a benchtop 12" Dewalt unit, and it has decent capacity and feed rates. If the knives are ground and honed well, it sure makes a fine planer. Very minimal snipe, if at all. When I do get a little snipe, it is usually because I forgot the lock the head down, or am taking off too much material in one pass.
Posted December 16, 2012 - 08:49 PM
my grandfather taught me how years ago how to use them
saves a lot money on sand paper
they are easy to use and take care of
I use the free hand scraper to remove paint runs, then I can use the sanding paper to get the paint ready to paint over again
- marlboro180 said thank you