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1. One that planes, especially a machine tool that is used to smooth or finish the surfaces of wood or metal.
2. Printing A smooth block of wood used to level a form of type.


1. (Mechanical Engineering) a machine with a cutting tool that makes repeated horizontal strokes across the surface of a workpiece: used to cut flat surfaces into metal
2. (Mechanical Engineering) a machine for planing wood, esp one in which the cutting blades are mounted on a rotating drum
3. (Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) printing a flat piece of wood used to level type in a chase
4. any person or thing that planes


(ˈpleɪ nər)

a machine for removing the rough or excess surface from a board.
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Noun1.planer - a power tool for smoothing or shaping woodplaner - a power tool for smoothing or shaping wood
power tool - a tool driven by a motor
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When properly tuned, planers are much less apt to trip falsely and of course that takes adjustment and practice.
Dependable, yet often overlooked, machines such as shapers, jointers and planers are among the workhorses of the woodshop.
I tried to find somebody willing to pull planers, but they're more afraid of boards than octogenarians are of computers," Skarlis quips.
Newman says the EQ3 Planer pre-surfaces boards, providing an improved divided cut over existing self-centering, opposed cut planers.
A planetary gearbox generates the high torque required by cold planers, and maintenance is a breeze with an easy-open access door for maintenance of the 89 picks on the drum.
2 August 2010 - Swedish industrial technology group Atlas Copco AB (STO: ATCO A) said today its unit Dynapac Holding GmbH will consolidate its road construction equipment output by closing a German factory for planers and small pavers and by expanding two units in Germany and Sweden.
International Resource News-2 August 2010-Dynapac Holding approves plan to consolidate production of planers and small pavers(C)2010 ENPublishing - http://www.
The Planer Truth: A Brief History & Guide To Servicing Vintage Single Surface Roll Feed Planers (1850-1950)" by Dana Martin Batory is a 160-page compendium of illustrations and information drawn from diverse out-of-print texts and manuals, combined with expert commentary based upon 'hands-on' experience by the author and provide readers with a succinct historical overview of this machine beginning with its invention in 1828.
Planers are used to finish flat surfaces while jointers finish edges.
Berco has launched a series of complete undercarriage systems that combine undercarriage components, frame, hydraulics and transmissions systems for direct installation on vehicles such as pavers, drilling machines, road planers and rice combine harvesters.
For the first 700 million years of their existence, the moon and Earth and the other rocky planers took a beating.
Instead, the pungent clean scent of red cedar permeates the building that houses planers and stacks of neatly trimmed and planed lumber.