Electric Planer at a Glance

Working with the electric planer

If you want to plan larger surfaces with the electric planer, you first have to leave webs that have a smaller width …
An electric planer is an electrically operated, hand-held tool for planing work pieces precisely planar, reducing material thicknesses and smoothing wood surfaces. While the wood fibers are cutting with a hand planer, the operation of an electric machine is similar to that of a milling cutter. The rotating planing roller is equipped with two cutting edges, which cut fine chips from the wood at high speed. The high drive speed ensures a clean working result.

  • A toothed belt drives electric planers. The planer roller rotates about 16000 times a minute – and works as a router: A Two knives sit in a roller, which is also momentum. Slot guides make alignment unnecessary.
  • Many models have a spring-loaded protective hood.
  • Using toothed belt transmission, the roller rotates twice as fast as the motor.

Advantageous is an electric planing machine whenever a precisely uniform chip removal is necessary – the work piece is previously correctly angular, but just a few millimeters too wide. As with the mechanical wood planer, too much material removal should be avoided: it is better. To select a smaller depth setting and to process the wood in several working steps. You can get an overview about electric planer at glance here below at infograph.

Safe working with the electric planer

Electronic planer should only be fed slowly over the work piece in order not to reduce the speed through the contact pressure. Modern electric planers are equipped with interchangeable knives, which cannot be reground – an imbalance not only produces waves in the planed surface but also would be dangerous. If the blade is dull, it is first used, then it has to be replaced. You can also plan planar planes with electric planes, but only if you work in several passes and leave the wooden beams at the first pass. Only in this way does the sole of the planer find the right support at the second pass.

Change the planer blade

In the classic wood planer the change of the planer blade through the arrangement of the knives and screws still half way by itself. In the case of the electric planer, however, the blades are mounted in a rotating roller which, as a rule, has to be completely removed for the blade change.

  • Loosen the cover on the underside of the electrical beam
  • Now, the roller is free of (usually) two planer blades slightly inclined to the direction of travel and planing
  • The blades are held by a wedged block or bolted retaining profiles
  • Remove the knife roller from the electric planer and loosen the fixing screws of the planer knives
  • Praxistipp: Depending on the model, the planing knives can also simply be pushed out sideways
  • Winders are usually ground on both sides – turn the blade, push it back into the roller and screw the blade block in the electric planer
  • If you are practiced on the grinding machine, you can also sharpen worn planer knives. Otherwise, the new purchase is perhaps more sensible, because due to improperly ground blades of the electric planer quickly milling deep grooves and other damage to the work piece!

That’s all about an electric planer at a glance. Thanks for reading.
Planer at a glance
Infographic Source: http://besttopreviewsonline.com/blog/10-best-planers/

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