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How to Use a Planer/Molder

Learn how to use a planer/molder -- an all-in-one thickness planer and molding machine -- with these simple instructions.

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  • Time

    1 hour

  • Price Range

    $1 - $50

  • Difficulty



Step 1: Prep the Tool

The 13" planer has a removable gib that you take out to insert the molding knife behind the planer blade (Image 1). The molder requires a set of three blades (Image 2). Change the speed on the gearbox from 20' per minute to 10' per minute FPM when shifting the tool from a planer to a molder.

Step 2: Work on Molding

The infeed/outfeed table on the molder allows you to work on molding up to 6" wide. When using the molder, make sure the hood is on tight. The planer/molder should be used with a dust collection system.

work on molding