About Planer Thicknessers
Planers and thicknessers are both vital pieces of equipment to have when working with wood, whether in a professional or hobbyist environment. Replacing the traditional manual hand-held planers, nowadays planers are mostly sold as electrical appliances, with a thicknesser included beneath the main unit in order to maximise space and efficiency.
Planer and thicknesser combination units are often used in professional and home environments, and as such there are a range of different products in order to suit individual needs. Whilst professional woodworkers and carpenters may want a larger unit with a higher power supply, larger input for wood and its own stand, hobbyists may prefer a smaller unit which can attach to an already installed workstation or desk. It all depends on what the appliance will ultimately be used for. A general rule of thumb is that the bigger the piece of wood you will be working with, the more money you will be spending on a planer-thicknesser in order to get the correct size.
Planer-thicknessers are manufactured by a number of notable hardware companies, such as DeWalt, Wadkin, Startrite, Triton, and Scheppach, who focus on planer-thicknessers as well as other professional carpentry equipment.
Other variances in the range of planer and thicknesser combinations include alternate functions such as dust extractors, portable stands, workbench attachments, exchangeable blades, as well as more consumer based add-ons such as warranties, to ensure the customer a working product. Customers may also wish to check the required voltage to ensure that they have appropriate power output in their working environment.