In addition to the use of hand tools, the processing of metal workpieces is mainly achieved by the machine tools, such as lathes, planers, milling machines, grinders, boring machines, drilling machines, etc. These machines have different performances to match the job requirements. In recent years, various industrial advanced countries have used machines to replace manpower, making the application of machine tools more extensive and important. Although the processing precision of milling machines and grinding machines is superior to that of planers, the price is more expensive than that of planers. Generally, planers are still used for many initial processing jobs in small and medium-sized factories. So, what exactly is a planer?
The Woodworking machine is a type of machine that is utilized to process wood to make different objects, artefacts, etc. These woodworking machines are generally powered by electric motors and are exclusively used in woodworking. Sometimes even the grinding machines, which are typically used for grinding objects down to smaller pieces are also considered to be a part of woodworking machinery.
Machine tools refer to power devices used to process work pieces and are important equipment in the manufacturing process of mechanical parts. Machine tools are generally used for forming, cutting, and joining other tools.
A shaper is a type of machine tool that uses the linear relative motion between the workpiece and a single-point cutting tool to machine a linear toolpath. Its cut is analogous to that of a lathe, except that it is (archetypally) linear instead of helical.