Take your woodworking shop to the next level with quality planers and jointers from Ace Hardware. These power tools improve the speed and efficiency of your woodworking, helping you create smooth surfaces with ease. Browse top planer and jointer models with a selection of features to find the perfect fit for your next project.
Planers vs. Jointers
Both planers and jointers help you mill and prepare wood for working. However, each tool offers unique advantages for different jobs and types of wood.
What is a Jointer?
Jointers help make an initial flat face on the surface of the piece of wood, eliminating defects to create a workable piece. This is great for types of wood that often have a lot of bowing and cupping, like pine. A jointer is also great for making straight edges but doesn’t guarantee they’re parallel to each other.
What is a Planer?
Once you have a flat surface or straight edge to work with, a planer will even out the board, making the opposing side parallel and creating an equal thickness throughout the length of the wood. During this process, the planer also smooths the surface and removes any saw marks and imperfections.
How to Choose a Planer or Jointer
Wondering which power tool to purchase first? If you work primarily with pre-milled stock or even with rough wood that’s mostly straight, an electric planer is the tool of choice. You can begin by passing the board through your planer to create parallel surfaces at your desired thickness, however it won’t deliver straight edges like a jointer will.
If you work with rough wood on a regular basis, you may want to invest in a jointer planer combo to get the most out of your wood. The jointer will create a flat, straight surface out of curved and difficult wood, allowing you to prepare even the roughest pieces before sending them into the planer for a clean cut. With your jointer and planer, you can get a custom thickness and smooth finish on every piece.
Electric Planer and Jointer Features
Get the most out of your surface planer or electric jointer with quality features for every job. Whether you're looking for a heavy-duty workshop planer or a lightweight portable model, Ace has the tools you need for your next woodworking project.
Browse models offering the following design features:
- Cordless designs. From outdoor work to projects on the road, take your planer wherever you need to go with a battery-powered design. Enjoy the speed and power you expect from your electric tools with none of the hassle of a cord.
- Portability. Designed with a stable base to create an even cut, our portable planers allow you to shape boards on the go without relying on a bench-fixed tool.
- Ergonomic handles. Enjoy a comfortable grip even after hours of use with ergonomic designs. Shop jointers and planers equipped with rubberized handles for a secure grip with a cushioned feel.
- Imperial and metric depth scales. Set your desired depth with planers featuring both imperial and metric scales. For even more precision, choose a model with a ratcheting depth knob for finely detailed work.
Discover the ultimate in woodworking speed and precision with planers and jointers at Ace Hardware. Browse a selection of door planers and power jointers or explore jointer planer combos for an efficient all-in-one tool. With a selection of portability and precision features, Ace makes it easy to find your perfect woodworking power tool. Add the finishing touch with a quality sheet sander
for a smooth professional finish.