Thickness sander vs. planer?
After seeing Tod's great shop and extra neato tools/machines, I had a question come up.
Would someone be kind enough to discuss the differences in function between the thickness sander and the planer? Given the same size capabilities, do they both do the same job with the sander just taking care of another step, namely sanding? Or do you use the planer to get the material to a certain point and then the thickness sander takes it to................?
Is the thickness sander just a nicer tool to work with? Is it used to save time? Other info?
Thanks very much for your insight and experience.
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