Types of planing cutters


Types of cutters used in the planing process of a workpiece, such as carbide tipped cutters, hydro planing cutters and others.

Alternative labels

variety of planing cutters
planing cutter models
brands of carbide tipped blades
categories of planing cutters
brands of planing cutters
categories of carbide tipped blades
variety of carbide tipped blades

Skill type


Skill reusability level


Relationships with occupations

Essential knowledge

Types of planing cutters is an essential knowledge of the following occupations:

Metal planer operator: Metal planer operators set up and operate a planer, which is a metalworking machine designed to cut excess material from a metal workpiece using linear relative motion between the planer’s cutting tool and the workpiece in order to create a linear toolpath and cut.

Optional knowledge

Types of planing cutters is optional for these occupations. This means knowing this knowledge may be an asset for career advancement if you are in one of these occupations.

Planer thicknesser operator: Planer thicknesser operators use machinery to shave wood planks to a uniform thickness. The machine usually planes both sides of the plank in one operation. They feed the plank into the machine carefully to prevent excess planing at the edge known as ‘snipe’.




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Last updated on September 20, 2022