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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Link to Pipe Clamp: Irwin Quick Grip 1/2″:
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Option 2:
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  1. Fred Wienbarg on April 15, 2022 at 5:57 pm

    Good information. Thanks!

  2. Frafor GT-350R on April 15, 2022 at 5:57 pm

    I literally just found one in my garage and I tried it out on some rough pallet wood lumber. It worked amazing but I didn’t use right technique or anything. Glad I’ve watched this video for the safety

  3. Blue Dynamite on April 15, 2022 at 5:57 pm


  4. Archie Bell on April 15, 2022 at 5:58 pm

    That dad joke sucked.

  5. Mikey LikesIt on April 15, 2022 at 5:58 pm

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

  6. David M on April 15, 2022 at 5:59 pm

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

  7. Seimin Thangsei on April 15, 2022 at 6:00 pm

    Great teacher with humours…,

  8. Steve Andulsky on April 15, 2022 at 6:03 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.

  9. B P on April 15, 2022 at 6:04 pm

    The element hat😩👌

  10. a 6 on April 15, 2022 at 6:05 pm

    Pipe clamp vice is handy, nice tip

  11. Treebrook Woodworks on April 15, 2022 at 6:05 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. 🇺🇲

  12. Monster Guitars on April 15, 2022 at 6:06 pm

    I love the clarity of your work, Shane!

  13. Kantemirovskaya1 Lightning Armor on April 15, 2022 at 6:06 pm

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

  14. Shaun Mccaughan on April 15, 2022 at 6:08 pm

    The use of pipe clamps is genius.

  15. Ewout van der Laan on April 15, 2022 at 6:08 pm

    Nice vise tips!!!

  16. Hans Oosterom on April 15, 2022 at 6:15 pm

    Thank you. Very useful tips.

  17. Olivia on April 15, 2022 at 6:17 pm

    I subscribed immediately after that legendary slo-mo introduction

  18. goulash75 on April 15, 2022 at 6:21 pm

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

  19. Damir Bojic on April 15, 2022 at 6:22 pm

    Jürgen Klopp, is that you?

  20. Nasar Azam on April 15, 2022 at 6:23 pm

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

  21. Mark Brewer on April 15, 2022 at 6:27 pm

    When does a Dad Joke become a Dad Joke? When it becomes apparent!!!

  22. drsteele on April 15, 2022 at 6:28 pm

    Great tips on securing work pieces.

  23. Jennifer Vest on April 15, 2022 at 6:30 pm

    Great and informational video. Super cute guy too. 🙂

  24. Chris Welsh on April 15, 2022 at 6:33 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!

  25. richer4poorer on April 15, 2022 at 6:35 pm

    Wow excellent thank you!

  26. Drop Bear on April 15, 2022 at 6:35 pm

    I actually laughed at the duck joke lol

  27. John Henley on April 15, 2022 at 6:35 pm

    Great Vid for us non-experience hand-held planer types.

  28. Bobby Vee on April 15, 2022 at 6:36 pm

    "Don’t buy a cheap set of pipe clamps"…..VERY good advice!! Harbor Freight taught me that!!

  29. M5guitar1 on April 15, 2022 at 6:36 pm

    Are pilots planers? Bad joke. My sister in law works for Makita. I need a workbench.

  30. Huy Phạm Quốc on April 15, 2022 at 6:36 pm

    What’ far’ what’ far’ what’ far’

  31. Paul Zac on April 15, 2022 at 6:36 pm

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

  32. John Boy on April 15, 2022 at 6:37 pm

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

  33. FIFO Crew on April 15, 2022 at 6:37 pm

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

  34. Bob Snow on April 15, 2022 at 6:39 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!!!

  35. Faramund on April 15, 2022 at 6:40 pm


  36. Ron Al on April 15, 2022 at 6:40 pm

    The link to the pipe clamps are not like yours. The pipe needs to be threaded. What is the brand of your clamps? I like that both ends can be put anywhere along the pipe.

  37. Krymera666 x on April 15, 2022 at 6:41 pm

    I just bought this exact model.

  38. David on April 15, 2022 at 6:41 pm

    I told my Grandson a Dad joke. He looked at me and said, “Pahwa that is the worst joke I have ever heard.”

  39. boofuls on April 15, 2022 at 6:43 pm

    Also 💍 and machinery / DIY aren’t a good mix .Good video BTW👍

  40. Michèle on April 15, 2022 at 6:44 pm

    Merci pour cette excellente et amusante vidéo, c’est exactement ce dont j’avais besoin.
    Bonjour de Belgique 🙂

  41. mikeyboy2154 on April 15, 2022 at 6:46 pm

    Ripper! Excellent.

  42. ChristovTech on April 15, 2022 at 6:46 pm

    What happened to your left ring finger nail? Great video mate very informative.

  43. Huy Phạm Quốc on April 15, 2022 at 6:47 pm

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

  44. Mo Mo on April 15, 2022 at 6:50 pm

    Your vids are so great but i found myself imagining Chopper Read doing it hahahaha

  45. Rishi Makhanlal on April 15, 2022 at 6:51 pm

    Thanks dad

  46. Mark N the Trails on April 15, 2022 at 6:51 pm

    Like the clamp tips, thanks 👍✌🥃

  47. Chris Craftsman on April 15, 2022 at 6:52 pm

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

  48. DAVID NDAHURA on April 15, 2022 at 6:55 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.

  49. QD DK on April 15, 2022 at 6:57 pm

    Fantastic tutorial – well done!

  50. amdra zartstrom on April 15, 2022 at 6:57 pm

    how great is this explanation . finally i can concentrate . i am gonna buy all the tools you use in future.

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