How to Use a Bench-Top Planer

Smooth rough lumber, clean up sawn edges and reclaim salvaged boards

Required Tools for this Project

Have the necessary tools for this DIY project lined up before you start—you’ll save time and frustration.

  • Dust mask
  • Hearing protection
  • Pliers
  • Safety glasses

And, of course, a bench-top planer.

Required Materials for this Project

Avoid last-minute shopping trips by having all your materials ready ahead of time. Here's a list.

  • Good quality hardwood or softwood lumber
  • Sandpaper