The jointer is the first step used convert rough wood stock into usable pieces that have a flat face. Woodworking jointers are used to make one face of a board, and one adjacent edge, perfectly flat and square to each other. Jointers are also great for flattening out cupped boards, removing twist, and preparing board edges to be glued together. If you have any notion to work with rough lumber, you may want to consider getting a jointer. If you’re curious how jointers work, and if you need one, check out the rest of the article below.
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