BEGINNERS Guide to Using an Electric Planer.

BEGINNERS Guide to Using an Electric Planer.

How to Use an Electric Planer. A Beginners Guide. The Electric Planer would have to be one of the handiest tools in the workshop. It’s basically a hand plane on steroids which makes them super fast and highly efficient!
Like all power tools, the electric planer can be a scary tool for the newly initiated. In this video, l hope to build up your confidence and take away the fear factor when using the planer.
The planers come in both corded and battery-powered models. I’m a bit old school and have a corded planer, that way l always have 100% power at all times.
The good thing about the corded model is that you can pick up a good one for a reasonably cheap price compared to the good quality battery-powered models.
I hope you find this video useful and continue to grow in confidence when it comes to using power tools of all types.
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  1. Hamza Vlog Tv on June 17, 2022 at 9:07 pm

    very nice video thanks for sharing sir

  2. Julius Janardhan Septimus on June 17, 2022 at 9:11 pm

    Thank-you for a great video. Safety tips and ersatz DIY tools were a great idea. I will employ some or all of the tips 🙂 you suggested.

  3. Blue Dynamite on June 17, 2022 at 9:11 pm


  4. Knowledge Is Kings on June 17, 2022 at 9:13 pm

    Stupid metal staples have ruined many of my planer blades.

  5. DAVID NDAHURA on June 17, 2022 at 9:15 pm

    Power tools are a game changer, they cost less of the investment compared to machines, the only machine I need is a shaper or spindle moulder. That’s good to go for anything in a shop.

  6. RedShirt MGGA on June 17, 2022 at 9:17 pm

    I enjoyed the hand planer tips and even the duck joke (quack. LOL), but your makeshift leg vise and bench dog vise blew my mind. I couldn’t hit that sub button any faster. Cheers!

  7. a 6 on June 17, 2022 at 9:18 pm

    Pipe clamp vice is handy, nice tip

  8. Huy Phạm Quốc on June 17, 2022 at 9:19 pm

    What’ far’ what’ far’ what’ far’

  9. Adrian Ayala on June 17, 2022 at 9:20 pm

    Tio (Uncle in Spanish) Knacker, always coming through with great tutorials

  10. Krymera666 x on June 17, 2022 at 9:20 pm

    I just bought this exact model.

  11. Bob Snow on June 17, 2022 at 9:21 pm

    I know nothing before this video about electric planners… learned a lot… also great advice on pipe clamps and homemade vise’s… excellent ideas!!!

  12. Chris Craftsman on June 17, 2022 at 9:21 pm

    This is the most informative episode of Flight Of The Concord I’ve seen yet. 👍

  13. Daniel Mascaş on June 17, 2022 at 9:25 pm

    Great like from România
    Tks for this video

  14. Chris Welsh on June 17, 2022 at 9:25 pm

    Great video! I’m using an electric planer for the first time to restore a bunch of old scaffold boards – this has been super useful!

  15. Luis Riesco on June 17, 2022 at 9:26 pm

    good video

  16. Kantemirovskaya1 Lightning Armor on June 17, 2022 at 9:28 pm

    From across the pond in the good ole USA, thank you! I just subscribed!

  17. Fred Wienbarg on June 17, 2022 at 9:29 pm

    Good information. Thanks!

  18. Idaho Potato on June 17, 2022 at 9:31 pm

    They are great tools but used wrong can create a nightmare for the user or the work. Start slow and easy.

  19. Mama Kchama on June 17, 2022 at 9:31 pm


  20. Steve Andulsky on June 17, 2022 at 9:31 pm

    Great video!! I’ve been doing woodworking, both professional and DIY, for 50 years. I’ve never ever seen the tricks with the pipe clamps through the table top or the legs. It just goes to show you can still learn stuff every day.
    Thanks for the great video.
    BTW… don’t quit your day job just yet. You’ll starve to death if you rely on those jokes to put food on the table.

  21. Rishi Makhanlal on June 17, 2022 at 9:35 pm

    Thanks dad

  22. John Baptist on June 17, 2022 at 9:37 pm

    G’day Mate
    U are amazing . 😇🌾🍀🍃👍👏󾓦✟󾓦

  23. John Boy on June 17, 2022 at 9:39 pm

    What kind of sponge is that in the back!? Boogie for life.

  24. Mark N the Trails on June 17, 2022 at 9:41 pm

    Like the clamp tips, thanks 👍✌🥃

  25. Treebrook Woodworks on June 17, 2022 at 9:41 pm

    Great video Shane! I noticed in the video you only used the planer on the edges. Can you use the planer on the surface? I’m wanting to plane down some wood that has a slight cup. A thickness planer would probably be best but those are expensive so I’m trying to find a cheaper way to go. Or would I be better off using a router and jig to remove some of the cupping? Thanks for any help mate. Fantastic video! Keep up your awesome work. As for the dad joke…um… keep working on those. 😆😆 Thanks again Shane. 🇺🇲

  26. Huy Phạm Quốc on June 17, 2022 at 9:41 pm

    What’ far’ what’ far’ what’ far’ USA what’ far’ NATO what’ far’ England

  27. Paul Zac on June 17, 2022 at 9:43 pm

    Very good explanation on how to use the plane must always be carefully when using electrical power tools

  28. Jennifer Vest on June 17, 2022 at 9:43 pm

    Great and informational video. Super cute guy too. 🙂

  29. FIFO Crew on June 17, 2022 at 9:44 pm

    Never watched this before. I almost chocked when he said "Uncle Nackers here".
    I subscribed, good content.

  30. CANEDO BRAZIL on June 17, 2022 at 9:46 pm


  31. Tony Darcy on June 17, 2022 at 9:46 pm

    Your video really heped me out

  32. Rich Garland on June 17, 2022 at 9:46 pm

    Knack’s great tutorial ( bother one) really like the channel mate .
    I’m beginning to build up my wood working / power tool arsenal, would you recommend go corded or cordless for paining ??
    ( By the way , terrible Joke 😆🙈) 👍

  33. Mikey LikesIt on June 17, 2022 at 9:47 pm

    That’s not saw dust….. it’s man glitter

  34. goulash75 on June 17, 2022 at 9:49 pm

    Came here to learn about electric planing and got a bonus solution to my clamping conundrum. Nice one mate!

  35. S. Ali on June 17, 2022 at 9:49 pm

    1. Pipe clamp vice deserves a video of its own.

    2. How to avoid streak marks when using an electric planer for face planing as opposed to edge planing?

  36. drsteele on June 17, 2022 at 9:49 pm

    Great tips on securing work pieces.

  37. Ol' Hesty on June 17, 2022 at 9:52 pm


  38. Drop Bear on June 17, 2022 at 9:53 pm

    I actually laughed at the duck joke lol

  39. Wesley Taylor-Rendal on June 17, 2022 at 9:53 pm

    How do you dig out a nail? Without butchering the wood?

  40. Nasar Azam on June 17, 2022 at 9:54 pm

    Any technique to slant surface wider than the plane width, like 6 inches ?

  41. Chris Cornell on June 17, 2022 at 9:55 pm

    This is EXCELLENT! I’m comfortable with most power tools, but these planers have always scared the hell out of me. Now I need to use one for scarfing plywood, and I feel a lot better about it thanks to your clear, sensible presentation. Thank you!

  42. Doug Brown on June 17, 2022 at 9:55 pm

    Pinpoint metal detectors are under $30 and will give a heads up on non ferrous metals too

  43. mikeyboy2154 on June 17, 2022 at 9:55 pm

    Ripper! Excellent.

  44. Some guy on the internet on June 17, 2022 at 9:56 pm

    Since we’re doing high grade jokes:

    What do you call a backpack that ducks use?

    A quackpack.

  45. Samantha Paisley on June 17, 2022 at 9:59 pm

    Thank you so much, helpful as always

  46. David M on June 17, 2022 at 9:59 pm

    Thanks for this video, always wondered about the correct way to use an electric planer.

  47. QD DK on June 17, 2022 at 9:59 pm

    Fantastic tutorial – well done!

  48. Monster Guitars on June 17, 2022 at 10:00 pm

    I love the clarity of your work, Shane!

  49. Ewout van der Laan on June 17, 2022 at 10:01 pm

    Nice vise tips!!!

  50. I Dash Cam on June 17, 2022 at 10:02 pm