A planer can be used as a jointer by following a few woodworking tricks.
Woodworking jointers and planers are used to mill wood so they can be used to build furniture and other projects to correct dimensions. If your workshop doesn't have a jointer to square up an edge or your wood piece is too large to fit through, you can use your planer to flatten both pieces of wood. Bench Sharpener
Colin from the YouTube channel WoodWorkWeb, takes us through the exact scenario of trying to joint a twisted piece of wood that is too large to fit through his jointer.
By setting up your stock on a flat table that can slide through the planer, and using a sticky mat and shims to level the wood out, you can get the first side of the wood flat, the biggest obstacle in milling wood. Once one side is flat you can plane the other side which will make it parallel to the first and you've got yourself a milled piece of wood using only a planer.
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