Laguna Platinum Series 10” Jointer/Planer

The Jointer/Planer is used to square up a rough cut or warped piece of wood. It is also used to remove excess material, such as transforming a 4×4 into a 3×3.

  • Specifications:
    • Motor: 2 HP
    • Jointer Table: 10”x42”
    • Maximum Joining Depth: 10”
    • Maximum Cutting Depth: 1/8″
    • Planer Table: 10”x24”
    • Maximum Planing Height: 7”
    • Fence Tilt: 0-45°
    • Feed Roller Diameter: 1 1/2″
    • Cutting Knives: 64
    • Cutterhead Speed: 4800rpm
    • Feed Speed: 26’/minute
  • Safety:
    • Never use the jointer/planer on plywood.
    • Always keep fingers away from the cutting blades.
    • Never use with loose clothing, or long hair that isn’t tied back.
  • Usage:
    • The Jointer is used first. You will use it to create the first straight side of the wood. This side will be used as the reference point to measure all the other straight sides off of.
    • There are two sides of the jointer’s table, seperated by the cutting spindle. The first, called the infeed table, is on the left hand side, and has a table height adjustment knob. This is the side in which you will feed the wood from, to the other side, which is called the outfeed table.
    • You should never attempt to set the infeed height (which is the cutting depth of the machine) as a large increment. The proper way to not only create a straight side but also remove a bunch of material is to make multiple passes.
    • Set the cutting depth to 1/32” and place the first side to be straightened down on the infeed table. This is usually the thinnest side of the wood. Place the perpendicular side of the wood against the cutting fence.
    • Turn the machine on and wait for the spindle to reach full speed.
      • NEVER run the wood through when the cutting spindle hasn’t reached full speed.
    • Keeping your fingers away from the cutting blades, and keeping all blade covers over the unused cutting blades, apply downward pressure on the wood against the table and run the board from the infeed table to the outfeed table. You should use the cutting fence as a guide to press against.
    • Turn off the machine.
    • Spin the wood 90degrees onto the wide part of the board, and place the freshly cut side against the cutting fence on the infeed table. Turn on the machine, and feed the wood through again.
    • You now have 2 straight sides. To straighten out the wide side of the wood opposite to the one you have just jointed, you will use the planer.
  • To switch from the Jointer to the Planer, pull the guard arm out of the way, toward the outfeed table. Pull the cutting fence as far back as it will go. On the outfeed table, find the black twist lever toward the back of the machine. Loosen it. Now lift the outfeed table up, from back to front. Do the same with the infeed table. Lift the yellow dust collector hood up and it will flip 180degrees and click into place.
    • To adjust the planer’s table height, turn the black grip handle, the table lock handle, to unlock it. Then spin the height adjustment wheel, and set the table to the desired height by following the ruler directly to the right of the height adjustment wheel.
    • As with the jointer, you will only take off a little bit of material at a time. Switch on the power feed engager but pulling the lever above the stop button upward. Turn the machine on and feed your wood through. It will come out on the other side. On the Planer the infeed side is below the jointer’s outfeed table (so you use the machine in opposite directions, depending on whether you are using the jointer or the planer).