Woodworking Machines

Woodworking machines, that is, machine tools that are designed for machining wood can range from stationary industrial and commercial machines, to small desktop based units and hand held power tools used by hobbyists.

Woodworking routers are machines that rout out (hollow out) an area in a hard workpiece, especially in cabinetry.  Originally a manual hand tool known in the trade as Old Woman’s Tooth, the first electric routers appeared shortly appear the first world war but it was in the 1960’s when the modern spindle router appeared and has since mostly replaced the manual model.

A thicknesser (also known as a thickness planer or simply a planer)  is a machine used to ensure planks of wood are the same thickness throughout and with completely flat surfaces.  They usually consist of a in feed roller, a cutting head which cuts the workpiece, and an out feed roller at the other side.

Some of the other woodworking machines that you may find in the categories below include: Hand-held power tools,     Biscuit joiner, Domino jointer, Chain saw, Hand-held circular saw, Electric drill, Jig saw, Miter saw, Nail gun, Hand-held electric plane, Rotary tool, Hand-held sanders, including belt sander, orbital sander, random orbit sander, Drill press,     Bench grinder, Spindle moulder.