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- n. A thickness planer
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I am planning to add an extra length of flex into that end so I can make a temporary run to the thicknesser when required.
To get a tool such as a thicknesser or router bit to slice rather than chip, you need a spiral rather than a straight blade.
This certainly works well on normal, relatively straight grained timbers, and with a typical thicknesser, the number of micro-chips produces a smooth surface.
A typical thicknesser blade chips away at the surface of the material and looking closer at what is happening it is like using a chisel straight onto the work, causing a shaving to be generated in front of the blade.