How to Use a Jointer 5 Ways | What is a Jointer | Woodworking

How to Use a Jointer 5 Ways | What is a Jointer | Woodworking

I show you how to use a jointer 5 ways: face jointing, edge jointing, chamfering, tapering, and rabbeting. Taper table legs, make wood flat, edge joint to make table tops and cutting boards, cut rabbets for picture frames, and chamfer trim.

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50 Comments

  1. Scott Hutson on January 18, 2022 at 9:07 pm

    Good and informative video, Will. I expected you would demonstrate face jointing a board wider than the jointer using the feature you showed when making the rabbett. I have seen other YouTube makers demonstrate this method (Jay Bates has a good one) and I have done it myself with a sled of MDF.



  2. MinHongJi woodstudio ์†”ํ„ฐ๊ณต๋ฐฉ on January 18, 2022 at 9:09 pm

    hello..I made a safety guide after watching your video. Thank you for being an inspiration to me.



  3. akrenitz on January 18, 2022 at 9:09 pm

    Thanks very well done,



  4. Lars de Waardt on January 18, 2022 at 9:09 pm

    I had missed this video. Very educational



  5. Make Brooklyn on January 18, 2022 at 9:13 pm

    Excellent video but that is a goofy looking #7 and I think you have it upside down ๐Ÿ˜‰



  6. keion williams on January 18, 2022 at 9:14 pm

    The very best video I’ve seen so far on using a jointer. Great 1



  7. Eduardo Santana on January 18, 2022 at 9:15 pm

    muy interesante. Gracias



  8. M1911Mike on January 18, 2022 at 9:18 pm

    That taper trick is pretty slick!!!!



  9. Fran Mariฤ‡ on January 18, 2022 at 9:21 pm

    5 ways to get a jointer for free?



  10. Foul Weather Works on January 18, 2022 at 9:22 pm

    great concise video thank you!



  11. James Hurst on January 18, 2022 at 9:23 pm

    This is good infor – thank you for sharing it. But I’d also like to say: your style of presentation is boss. You get straight to it – no wasted verbiage, no making your viewers wait – just fast and direct. And you illustrate these techniques with perfect clarity. My hat’s off to you.



  12. M Smith on January 18, 2022 at 9:24 pm

    That tapering trick looks both awesome and terrifying at the same time!



  13. I Enjoy Creating Videos on January 18, 2022 at 9:24 pm

    Nice video will! Thanks for sharing it with us.๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ‘JP



  14. Brian Vaughan on January 18, 2022 at 9:25 pm

    Good video! thanks for making it!



  15. Midnightsun on January 18, 2022 at 9:25 pm

    Really good info. Thank you ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘



  16. Brian Thorstad on January 18, 2022 at 9:27 pm

    Nicely and efficiently shared. Thank you… SUBSCRIBED



  17. OmegaMetalic on January 18, 2022 at 9:27 pm

    Just add a stop so that you end the tapering at the same point always, and you wonโ€™t need to remove the cover and all 4 sides Of your part will be equal vs eyeballing it.



  18. Darnell Sproul on January 18, 2022 at 9:28 pm

    I know Woodglut has the best woodworking plans.



  19. Turdinator on January 18, 2022 at 9:30 pm

    is there a way to do the tapering technique on stock wider than your jointer? I have 10×10" leg i want to do this with but only have an 8" jointer



  20. Jairo Barahona on January 18, 2022 at 9:32 pm

    Great tricks brother, I like your video!



  21. Tiffany Johnson on January 18, 2022 at 9:34 pm

    Great ideas!!!!! I like these type of videos. I’d like to see more of them on different machines. ๐Ÿ‘



  22. Gib Clark on January 18, 2022 at 9:38 pm

    ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘ tapering is new to me!



  23. Thomas Russell on January 18, 2022 at 9:39 pm

    Great anchor for sinking a body in the east river.
    But seriously, the tapered leg trick is pretty sweet. Thanks for sharing that one.



  24. Tom Logan on January 18, 2022 at 9:41 pm

    great video, you just saved me and my biddies a hell of alotta time. wicked.



  25. P Bred on January 18, 2022 at 9:41 pm

    Nerd!! Nice video, dude.



  26. Cactus! workshop on January 18, 2022 at 9:42 pm

    fantastic!!



  27. Corey Mcniel on January 18, 2022 at 9:43 pm

    Hmmm… I finally followed Ann’s advice and took Woodglut. It’s great for beginners and has some advanced stuff too.



  28. billfromelma on January 18, 2022 at 9:44 pm

    A new jointer, NICE !



  29. Magnus on January 18, 2022 at 9:44 pm

    just acquired a jointer and had never seen the tapering or rabbeting operation performed on a jointer before. thanks for the knowledge!



  30. Toniche Cavalari on January 18, 2022 at 9:46 pm

    great video, informative and strait foward, thumbs up !



  31. Outersketcher on January 18, 2022 at 9:47 pm

    Great vid. I agree with another commenter.. straight forward. You get right to the important content. That’s refreshing. Would love to learn about some of those safety tools you use. What they are, when to use them, and where to get them.



  32. heli_av8tor on January 18, 2022 at 9:48 pm

    I’ve used a jointer for decades and never knew this tapering technique. Always something new to learn.
    Great teaching style. No BS.



  33. J Stlriverman on January 18, 2022 at 9:48 pm

    Is there any risk to running your edges through a jointer a second time? I ask this because I ran my pieces through the jointer two or three times already (i.e. face jointed then edge jointed). Afterwards I ran them through my thickness planer and ended up with ripping the last edge at my table saw. When I laid out the boards for a dry fit (i.e. I’m laminating them to make a table top) I noticed that a few of the boards had what appears to be a "not" flat surface. There were noticable gaps between a couple of the boards when I did a dry fit. I’m thinking of edge jointing a few of them a couple more times to flatten out the edges. I have a little wiggle room as it relates to width of the boards. Am I on the right track? Thanks for your consideration and ??reply. I am somewhat of a newbie, but perhaps not a total "novice". I wish I could include a picture of what I’m building but I don’t think that’s possible.



  34. Pervez Arshad on January 18, 2022 at 9:48 pm

    Great tips, thanks for shearing



  35. Eagle3781 on January 18, 2022 at 9:49 pm

    Nice! I needed to see the video thank you!



  36. Merc 015837 on January 18, 2022 at 9:51 pm

    woohoo! 101st comment! Thanks for the video! Never seen the taper method before. I’m refurbishing an 80s Delta planer and Craftsman 6" jointer planer to start up a shop using chainsaw milled wood. Really excited about the project.

    Can someone please reply with the formula for calculating taper angle?



  37. bailey taylor on January 18, 2022 at 9:51 pm

    Iโ€™m brand new at woodworking and he explained this in a way I could understand. The tapering is awesome.



  38. Mortgage & Mitre on January 18, 2022 at 9:52 pm

    I honestly never knew you could make a rabbit on a joiner. Iโ€™ll have to look at mine to tomorrow to see if I can on my machine.



  39. Mark Meadows on January 18, 2022 at 9:54 pm

    I want to go start tapering things now.



  40. Rafon on January 18, 2022 at 9:55 pm

    Thanks for the #4!



  41. Steve Hayes on January 18, 2022 at 9:56 pm

    Thanks for the tips. I didn’t know about the tapering technique.



  42. Bobby Dillard on January 18, 2022 at 9:57 pm

    Lap joints, tenon cuts



  43. Whit Dodson on January 18, 2022 at 9:57 pm

    Sir, how do you align your infeed table to ensure flatness? Seems my stock pieces all come out with the side of the face closest to the fence with a curve after I joint them. Maybe itโ€™s the blade?



  44. Alex R on January 18, 2022 at 9:57 pm

    great content, clear message, good quality, very little fluff and no clutter. Well done!



  45. jane romnicki on January 18, 2022 at 9:58 pm

    I will try to do it with Woodglut plans.



  46. Army Vet76 on January 18, 2022 at 9:58 pm

    I had no idea you could taper on a jointer. Thanks for the tip. Thatโ€™s awesome.



  47. Hammer and Neil on January 18, 2022 at 10:00 pm

    I don’t know how i missed this one before! Thanks for sharing. That taper trick seemed like magic!



  48. Montana White on January 18, 2022 at 10:00 pm

    I just got a super old jointer, table saw and skill saw from the 50s-60s. I have no use for the jointer but itโ€™s really cool. Was hoping this video would show me something I could and would do with a jointer. I guess Iโ€™ll just have it in my shop to look cool.



  49. Brad Hill on January 18, 2022 at 10:02 pm

    You’re videos are so addictive! You give the best step by step and explanations. God bless!



  50. Alex K on January 18, 2022 at 10:03 pm

    May I cut a wood which is varnished?