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Some tips to maintain your wood planer for a long time

As you know, things will get old with the years, of course so do the carpentry tools. That leads to reduced productivity and people’s income. Many people are wondering that there is no way to maintain a planer that can be used for a long time. I can tell you that is possible. The only measure is regular maintenance. The main goal of performing any form of maintenance is not only to ensure that the tool is effective but to make it last a bit longer. This also helps you not to waste money getting new tools quickly or borrowing from friends.

You have started to be curious about how maintenance is going. I don’t take your time anymore. Let’s get started.


Taking good care of the best wood planer starts with how and where to store it. An inappropriate storage process not only puts users at risk of being injured by the tool but also causes it to be unnecessarily damaged. These problems can be avoided.

Therefore, before you even think about how to make a wood planer in its best state, you must first think about how you can maintain that planer, then the tool should be stored in the right place. So, what is the right storage place? It means that you must store in a place with suitable humidity and temperature, without direct sunlight, … The storage area must always be clean.

You should use the best moisture meter to be able to regularly check the humidity of your planing room storage is appropriate or not.


It is a common phenomenon in many tools. Rust tends to corrode all the different parts of the machine making it weaker and less efficient. In most cases, areas affected by rust will break or bend while the tool is being used. Moreover, it tends to resist motion in most moving parts of the device, ultimately wasting a lot of energy.

Storing properly is the way you can resist and delay the effects of rust. There are other methods as well. For example, remove rust with special abrasive materials, use absorbent oil or use electrolytic cleaning. However, you need to make sure that rust removal is a continuous process throughout the entire life of the wood planer.


The type of electric wood planer with moving parts according to the rotary motor. The moving parts should be lubricated to reduce friction because this can also lead to heat generation that can cause the shaft to break and consume a lot of energy to overcome friction pressure. Furthermore, all cables and electrical systems should be checked to ensure that there is no electrical leakage.

Sharp cutting edge

A wood planer, as well as the best thickness planer, must have a sharp blade to get a smooth surface. Therefore, the blade must be sharpened regularly and any substance that can cause the blade to bend like metal is not placed nearby.

For maximum efficiency and precision, the cutting edge is oriented in a specific way. Make sure you maintain this all the time.


Some several components and parts must be replaced after a certain amount of time. These include cutting edges and moving parts. This should be done with the appropriate accessories that have been recommended by the manufacturer or an expert to ensure that the wood planer works effectively even after replacement.

Tighten bolts

Bolts hold moving parts together. If the bolt is loose it is very dangerous. Parts can fall off at any time during operation. That not only interrupts your work but also injures your body by accidentally flying into the body. Therefore, before using, you must check the bolts, if loosen must immediately tighten

In conclusion

Remember that all of this maintenance work may sound overwhelming and difficult for you. But if you want to ensure the longevity of wood planers, they must be done as a continuous, regular process.

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How To Pick The Best Wood Clamp?

Clamps for woodworking is essential. Apart from holding wood pieces together in place, they are also useful for a variety of things. But every woodworker knows that there is no one clamp which works for every project. The wood clamp which you need depends on the task you are trying to get done. Here are some woodworking jobs and the clamps which would be considered best for that job:

Edge Gluing the Panels

A pipe or bar clamp is best for the work of edge gluing the panels. These clamps come with a pipe or bar which gives enough length, which spans through the whole width of the glue up. The pipe or bar also gives enough support for the panels in use. You can get these clamps in various types like:

  • Aluminum bar clamps: These are lightweight, which makes them way easier to handle apart from providing a wide and stable base.
  • Pipe Clamps: These are definitely an economical option if you can put some work in to modify each one so that they can reach a variety of lengths. These kinds of clamps are sold as one solid set of jaws. It is after this that you will have to purchase the length of pipe which you need to thread up to the jaws.

Face Gluing

If your job is to face glue parts or to make a table leg, then turning a bend or blank lamination an F- Style clamp is your best option. F style clamps are available for a lot of different jaw lengths. These work to further move away from the point where force is exerted right from the edge of the workpiece. Also, if are facing difficulty with gripping the clamp panels, then F style pistons will work great in that scenario. This is because it has a handle which swivels around 90 degrees which makes it easier to get a grip on and also creates more leverage.

Edge Banding Attaching

When it comes to putting solid wood edging right on to a panel then bandy clamps are the things which you need for your job. Band clamps are basically spring clamps which come with huge grip-able clamp pads. These won’t slip and touch the rubber band which stretches all across between the powerful jaws.

Assembling Cabinets

When it comes to assembling cabinet boxes or some face frames then parallel clamps are the ones which will surely get the work done. Parallel jaw clamps come with a pair of jaws which stay parallel and thus are able to distribute the pressure evenly all across the surface of the clamps jaw. Another major thing to take into consideration while making the cabinet boxes is that you will need to keep the parts perpendicular. In such cases, assembly clamps and squares will be most useful. An assembly square has a jig which is right-angled and this allows one to clamp up the corner of two joint pieces so as to hold them in a perpendicular position.

Jig and Work Pieces

Many a times workers will have to secure jigs or parts right onto a workbench, directly to some workpiece or perhaps onto a tool surface as well. For this purpose Pistol, quick grip clamps are most useful. This is because they are easy to remove, attach and hold the work securely.

Things to keep in mind when selecting Clamps

  • Know that there are lots of F clamps which are made out of plastic. But always look for the more flexible and softer plastic rather than the hard brittle ones. The right kind of plastic will easily last for years.
  • Metal parts won’t tolerate poundings so they don’t have to contain hardness which resembles that of a chisel. But make sure that you do look for cracks and more which might have slipped through quality control checks.
  • When buying the hand screw clamps make sure that the wooden parts be made out of hardwood, for example- maple or oak.
  • You will find that clamp handles are made up of wood, metal or plastic and all of it can last well for years. Make sure to check the wooden handles for cracks when it comes to buying them.

Make sure that you first and foremost consider the job for which you need the clamp for and not clamp you would like to have. This will help you get the perfect clamp.

Diy Bow Tie

Last week, I was in full Halloween-costume-making-mode (you can see our get-ups here and here).  One of the simplest pieces I created was a bow tie.

Initially, I thought it would only be good for a one-time-wear, but turns out it will be sticking around for a while.  This is perfect for costumes, photo shoots, or just sporting for the day!

Here’s how:

Time: 15 minutes


  • 1 Sheet of felt
  • Sharpie
  • Scissors
  • Hot glue gun (and glue sticks)
  • Elastic
  • Sew on snap fasteners
  • Needle & thread (optional)


Fold the piece of felt in half.  With the Sharpie, draw an outline of a bow tie and cut. (Doubling the felt makes for a sturdier tie and 3 dimensional look).

Cut an additional piece of felt (about 1/2 inch x 2 inches) to wrap around the middle section of the tie.

Measure and cut the piece of elastic.  Lay the bow tie flat (face-down) with the felt strip and elastic (as shown in picture).  Glue the elastic to the tie.  Fold the middle strip and glue to secure in place.

Use sew on snap fasteners on the ends of the elastic for easy snap-on wear and removal. Either sew or hot glue!

Now, create them in as many colors as you want!  And don’t worry if your little gets one dirty, they’re so easy (and cheap) to make and replace!