Jointer plane

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Jointer plane

The jointer plane (also known as the try plane or trying plane) is a type of hand plane used primarily to straighten the edges of boards in the operation known as jointing. A jointer plane may also be used to flatten the face of a board. Its long length is designed to 'ride over' the undulations of an uneven surface, skimming off the peaks, gradually creating a flat surface. In thicknessing or preparing rough stock, the jointer plane is usually preceded by the fore plane or jack plane and followed by the smoothing plane.[1]

Jointer planes are typically 20 to 24 inches (510 to 610 mm) long.

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  1. ^ Schwarz, Christopher. "Understanding Bench Planes", Popular Woodworking Magazine, 08 October 2008, Retrieved on 22 April 2015