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post #1 of 8 Old 11-08-2019, 01:33 PM Thread Starter
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Question Electric hand planer?

So I've been making cutting boards for about a year now. I live in an apartment so having a thickness planer is not really an option because my other tools take up the space. Does an electric hand planer work "close enough" in flattening after I either laminate several types of wood or do an epoxy pour. Right now Im just using a belt sander with 60 grit sand paper. Which is soooo tedious.
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If you're up for a little manual work, have you considered a non-electric, classic hand plane?
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Those electric hand planers can make a lot of noise in an apartment.
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I generally do the woodworking bit on the patio (during work hours) so sound isn't an issue. Just need something to flatten the boards without using a jointer/thickness planer.
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I bought one of these a couple years ago not for any reason except I wanted one it does a pretty good job, you will still have some touching up to do though

Mine was a reman too, but I have bought a lot of reman tools form CPO and been very satisfied with all of them, they all have looked like new when I got them

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Seems like recently saw a video where someone made a sled to use with powered hand planer. They used it on slabs, but no reason you couldn’t do it on a cutting boards.

It seemed to work much faster than a router sled.
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Be very careful with adjusting the depth of cut. Those things can do a huge snipe hole if you push it even slightly more then the rest = you'd end up with even more flattening to do...
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Retrofit your power planer with a spiral cutterhead will eliminate the wash board marks and reduce your sanding work by 70%. Spiral cutterhead will also reduce the noise.
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