Buss Woodworking Equipment

Charles Buss, the founder of the Buss Machine Shops, was an early inventor and machinist who opened a machine shop in Marlboro, NH in 1848. Here he made improvements on planers, making the industry's first panel planers for fine woodworking.

In 1878, his company, known as Buss & Sons, moved to Grand Rapids and later to Holland, Michigan where they made vast improvements to wood working machinery adapting them to the manufacture of furniture, organs, pianos and fine cabinets. Buss Planers were reportedly the first North American woodworking machines to use ball bearings.

The super-heavyweight planers manufactured by Buss Machine Works under various brand names are still a common sight in the woodworking industry and highly sought after on the used machine market place.