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Posted on Hand Jointer-plane Vs Power Jointer

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#1 posted 09-04-2011 01:22 AM

Rule of thumb for powered jointers is that they can flatten three times the total bed length.
Extending that to handplanes, the two foot long #7 will flatten a six foot board.
Since furniture rarely has pieces longer than four feet, the #7 has it covered.
My Delta six inch joiner has a 4 1/2 long bed, so 13 1/2 foot long board are theoretically possible!
However, I couldn’t get a 13 1/2 foot board into my basement workshop (grin)

-- Mike

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