Electric Hand Planer

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  1. Apr 26, 2013 #1

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    I've gotten to love my hand planer. It's saved me oddles of time on wood substrates. In this pic I am planing the top landing of a step that was crowned a good half an inch.Took about five minutes.

    Landed a good 1500 laminate job in a manufacturered home where all the seams in the PB were peaked. Did about 60 feet in four hours, that includes setting all the staples down so I would not hit them. Other guys were going to patch the floor or use a belt sander. Belt sanders are just to slow.

    This baby can take a good 1/16 off at a swipe. But putting new blades in ain't fun at all. Still, it has paid for itself a hundred times over.

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    Looks like rusty has his hand vibrator out!:)
     
  4. Apr 27, 2013 #4

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    Ya'll may think this is a joke, but, not alot of people out here understand how to prep a wood substrate out here in concrete land. Hell, many don;t even know how to prep a slab. Even the concrete companies that do coring, cutting and grinding. They ask me to be there to check the flatness after they are done. Hell, they don't even know how to use a six foot straight edge unless it is a warped 2 x 4.

    The jokes on you.I'll go post some where else where serious professionals might have some input worthy of an intelligent discussion.
     
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    Take it easy ernie, I like the plane. lol. how much did that one run? Ive been thinking about picking one up lately for the same reason.
     
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    ........um, ............so in how many places is that manufactured home substrate still more than 3/8" thick :D

    Kidding aside, I used a hand planer on my 'work for food' project last fall. I was very impressed.

    We flooring dudes don't need to worry as much if we get a chip in the blade from a stray fastener. What matters most is hogging off the high spot as fast as possible. Way, way, less dust than a sander too.
     
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    I sure hate those staples. Many a time, I have cut the carpet around the walls, which for years were built on top of the carpet, and broke blade after blade on the staples. Always made good money doing it but it was a pain. I bet it was a real pain setting all those staples, too.
     
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    Too late now, but for that motor home I just did, my Fein Multimaster was just the ticket for removing the carpet that was stapled in by the factory. Buzzed down the walls at a relatively good clip as it sheared or seared the carpet flush with the walls. It either cut the carpet and pad cleanly, or the friction and heat melted it flush with the wall.
    Staples suck, but the right tools rock.
     
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    Who cares about the thickness. Its 16" on center and 1 inch. And yes, no problem with a chip in the blade. Hoggin is what its all about.
     
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    Ever use a skill saw and push the blade sideways holding the guard up. I watched a builder do that and he was very fast at taking a lot off in a short order.

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    Yep, that's the way we did it when I started, mostly used it when the plywood seam be a little high
     
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    Now thats insanely dangerous. I guess I could drag my table saw around the house as well. :)
     
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    Ooh, you could hold your jamb saw sideways and since the blade is all exposed you can see ALL the action!
     
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    jamb saws make good skill saws. Been there done that.

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    Then you would know if it is level with the rest of the floor at least for the width of the table.

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    My concrete grinder with spike disc does a great job of eating plywood.
     
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    I have used a hand plane for years . Mostly for replacing crack boards in the lanes .
     

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