When it comes to beginning a woodworking project, there’s nothing worse than trying to work with boards that are uneven. Even small variations in thickness can result in problems down the road when you’re cobbling them together. This has an impact on the finished product, yet it can often be surprisingly difficult to order custom-sized boards from suppliers. As a result, electric thickness planers are a good idea for any wood shop. Available in both electric and cordless models, planers let you shave away unwanted thickness on your board. Simply strip the board down bit by bit until you get the perfect size and shape for your project.