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Planers can be dangerous if not used properly.
With a planer, the work table moves back and forth while the cutting tool is held stationary. A shaper operates similarly except that the work table is stationary while the cutting tool moves back and forth.
Refer to Metalworking Machines - General for basic safety tips.
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