Woodworking planers have been the staple of stock dimensioning in every variation of the woodworking industry since the thickness planar was first invented in the 19th century. These machines launched the woodworking industry forward beyond anyone could have imagined at the time. What once took skilled craftsmen hours to accomplish, a mere apprentice could now match in minutes. Over the years, planers have evolved from the bulky cast iron frames of the industrial revolution, to the high tech automated machines that are here today. In the past few decades, home shops around the world have welcomed the arrival of the smaller, lighter, more portable bench top units. Today, the portable planers are dominant in shops and garages while stationary planers are still ideal for production shops. Planers are just one of the many categories of Woodworking Machinery offered at Tools-Plus.com.