What is an edge jointer?

The best power tool for that job is the jointer. A jointer quickly smooths and flattens the edge of a board while cutting it square to an adjacent edge. Once this is done, the board is ready to lie flat against a table saw fence or table for a straight cut.

What are the parts of a jointer?

A jointer has four main components; an infeed table, an outfeed table, a fence, and a cutter head. The infeed table and outfeed table sit coplanar, meaning they’re on the same plane and perfectly flat.

What are the 4 main parts of the jointer?

Knowing About the Components Parts The most functional parts among many others of the jointer include the infeed table, the outfeed table, the cutter head, the fence and the guard. One must receive safety training to use this tool with no risk.

What is a planer not used for?

A planer is also not ideal for woodworking which may involve cutting angled edges. Also, planers use pressure rollers to pull boards which will not function correctly if the boards are cupped, warped, or twisted. Addressing both of these issues is a job best suited for a jointer.

Where is the danger zone when working on a jointer?

Danger Zone-The jointer danger zone is 3″ out from the cutterhead and knives and 8′ directly in front of the cutterhead. When you use the jointer, stand to the left of the machine (opposite the drive shaft) and keep your hands away from the knives. Always wear proper eye and ear protection.

What controls the depth of cut on a jointer?

The jointer has a set of rotating knives that the material moves across. The height difference between the infeed table and outfeed table is the depth of cut. To adjust the depth of cut, raise or lower the infeed table. Only Shop Staff may adjust the outfeed table.

Where do you put the pressure on a jointer?

The idea is to remove material only at the ends where the board is touching the jointer. It’s even easier in this situation to press the board flat as you move it across the jointer. So it’s important to only apply pressure on the ends.

Can you use a jointer on both sides?

No, you cannot. This will make the board square, but it will NOT ensure it doesn’t taper. With the jointer you can only make each corner square. You can’t make the opposing faces parallel with each other.

What are the 5 parts of a jointer?


  • Fence.
  • Front indfeed table.
  • Rear outfeed table.
  • Power switch.
  • What are the three main parts of a jointer and what is their relationship to each other?

    A jointer has both an infeed and an outfeed table, an adjustable fence, and a means of raising and lowering the infeed table to set the depth of cut. Knives are typically fixed in a rotating cutterhead that sits between the infeed and outfeed tables.

    How do you edge joint a board?

    When jointing a board you want to have the grain direction at the edge pointing toward the tail end of the board as it moves through the jointer. Start by flattening/face jointing if necessary Before edge jointing, face joint your stock so that you have a flat face to place against the jointers fence as you edge joint.

    What is the extended length of a jointer plane?

    The extended length of a jointer plane means you can straighten, edge, or flatten a piece of wood that is over 40” long. What makes a jointer plane so effective in flattening long surfaces is its long sole.

    Why do we use an edge Jointer to glue up boards?

    Because when gluing up a panel, or anything that’s getting glued edge to edge and needs to remain flat, the edge of the board needs to be perfectly flat, and square to the face. Each board within the panel, on each side, should be this way. So we run our boards, ideally, through an edge jointer to square it up and make it flat.

    Can I use a router and straight edge with a jointer?

    If you run into a situation where you need to joint a board longer than your jointer is capable of, I recommend using a router and straight edge, which is tedious but works well. I am not a fan of trying to configure auxiliary infeed/outfeed tables for a jointer as it is difficult to consistently produce good results this way.