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Mcluma

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I have never done it, but i will believe that it will not work

so the answer in my opinion is no
 

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It will do it but the blades will loose their edge very quickly, straightedge and router would be better.

Jason
 

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Like Jason says...be prepared to sharpen the blades before, possibly during and for sure afterwards before you do any lumber.

If you do use a router, be prepared to either resharpen it also after use (I use those small DMT diamond hones on mine) or use a used bit that you don't care about.
 

Chris Knight

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It's just not worth messing up P/T blades for this job. Use a handplane. It takes no time at all and the blade is easily sharpened
 

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Confirmed what I thought but with so much wisdom around might as well check it out. Back to the router!
Cheers people
 
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If I have to joint any man made stuff I use the planer with the fence as far back as it will go so that it doesn't ruin the knives anywhere bar the far end. I can then bring the fence forward slightly when I need to work timber.
 

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Good tip, Andy.

I do the same thing if I know I will have need of the jointer before I get around to changing the blades out (I've got 3 sets) or sharpening those in the machine.
 

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Andy,
Your tip will work perfectly as described of course but I guess it depends on your work patterns whether it's suitable for any particular person. A pro cabinet maker friend of mine who (admittedly) has a 20 inch planer, likes to keep the first couple of inches nearest the fence pristine for jointing door edges and the like. So whenever I beg the use of his machine, I am reduced to 18 inches :cry: Actually, I think it's the ten feet of infeed/outfeed table that I am most envious of!
 
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