A Bench Top Planer or Thicknesser

Nothing beats owning a thicknesser when you need to smooth boards and mill them to an exact thickness. Thicknessers used to be found only at cabinet and millwork shops. Now you can buy a bench-top thicknesser for several hundred dollars at home centers and tool retailers. If you do any remodeling, deck building or woodworking, you'll never regret the investment. In an articleon The Family Handy Man website, they show you how to solve the most common problems of tearout, snipe and ridges and a few other techniques for special projects.