Take your woodworking project to the next level with this RIDGID Corded Jointer Or Planer. Features a heavy duty induction motor. RIDGID 6 Amp Corded 6-1/8 in. Jointer/Planer-JP0610 - The Home Depot
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Some woodworkers prefer to use handtools only, but for those that use power tools, a jointer is typically used. The majority of warping and splitting of wood occurs after it is cut out of the log and dried. Each board will continue to move throughout its life as the temperature and humidity changes. When a woodworker purchases wood from a lumberyard, it is rarely flat and smooth and special tools are required to prepare it for use in projects such as furniture.
If you're a hobbyist or experienced carpenter and woodworker, you would know that a jointer is one of the most important tools to have in the workshop. It's considered to be the foundation amongst many of your other woodworking tools, and when your foundation is off, everything else will be off too.
Better projects start with better materials and better preparation. JET Jointers help ensure both. Equipped with helical cutterheads, and indexable carbide inserts, these jointers bring a superior fit and finish to your wood, and your projects.
A jointer flattens a face or straightens and squares an edge, and a planer thicknesses wood. Whether you need one, the other, or both can easily be answered by knowing how they work, what they do, and how much wood surface preparation you pay your lumberyard to do for you.