So good news this week: My boy slept through me using the Vac, Jointer, SCMS and table saw this week! I didn’t fire up the planer though, I figure why push my luck.
So earlier today I got to work dressing some of the hardwood for my projects, specifically the Canarywood and Pau Ferro. Here is my impression of my new equipment so far:
Rikon 6” Jointer
The jointer did a really nice job edge jointing both woods. The Pau Ferro had one face that was already dead flat, so I didn’t need to face joint it. I did face joint the canarywood which had a bit of a cup, but it performed fairly well. Had a little chatter on the first few passes, but as the face flattened out that went away. I’m satisfied, but I did have to take an inch off the board before I could face joint it. The curse of the 6” jointer has already struck!
DeWalt DW735 Planer
This is a hit or miss thing. I’m getting a fairly significant amount of snipe even with the extension tables installed. I know this is a common issue with any lunchbox planer, but I know the DW735 has less than most and it was more than I was expecting. Not the end of the world because the surface finish on this is amazing! Glass smooth, dead flat, just wonderful. I’ll need to ensure I cut my material long.
Grizzly G0690 Table Saw
I love this saw. A ton of power, good fit and finish, I love the fence. I was ripping with a CMT 30T Glue-Line rip blade and a Grizzly ZCI and I could not tell the jointer edge from the ripped edge. I cut some test mitres with my Incra 1000SE and everything is so precise. Love it, love it, love it.
I should have some simple projects completed this week or next!
-- I'm just learning how to cut the stuff with some other stuff...