Planer is considered a type of machine tool used for metalworking. This tool uses linear motion between a single-point cutting tool and workpieces for cutting the piece. Planers are tools similar to shapers which are large and have moving workpieces. The typical applications of planers include:
Creating an accurate flat surface.
Cutting slots and helical planning.
In today’s time, people who work in die shops or smaller tool shops need planers for repairing and maintaining massive stamping dies or plastic injection molds.
Planers are broadly classified into two types which include open-ended and double-housing. To help you get your hands on the most suitable one, we are here to help you figure it out!