I had a fun time jointing up the legs of my Roubo on my older 6” Delta jointer. But my experience with the first 8 footer soon showed me the difficulty I would have with 26+ 8 footer laminations on it.
I’ve been eyeing the G0490X, and I finally noticed that the following conditions combined for the perfect storm:
8% cash back via ebay/paypal.
Grizzly’s Free Shipping offer.
$600 in the ‘tool fund’
~$350 value in the used jointer.
Between those, the numbers were only shy a hundred fifty or so, and the wife convinced me to go ahead and get it. Actually she said to get it before she know how little it would cost. (Stealth wife gloat)
I have tomorrow off, and I hope to be able to at least joint up the first batch of boards for lamination.
I’ve been thinking it through, and with an 8” jointer and a 13” planer, I’ll probably aim just to come up with 3-4 big blocks that can be planed, then slowly work my way up until I reach final thickness.