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Posted on Decision time.. 8 or 12" jointer?

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#1 posted 12-21-2016 04:14 PM

I have the old G0593 8in. w/spiral head. Believe what you want, but I have managed to joint +10in. boards on it. You just have to spin 180 after each pass. A couple of passes with a handplane and then run it through my lunchbox planer and I’m good to go.

As far as:
”...2. I really need my jointer to be mobile..if I go with the 12” I think I may have to leave it on the pallet and buy a pallet jack..but then I need to be able to store the jack..ugh!...”

I would think that you would not want to go TOO large of capacity if you are truly concerned about mobility. We on LJs love to spend other people’s money, so be aware of said bias when seeking advice. FWIW, a Grizzly G0609X 12in. weighs in at 1,056lb and G0490X 8in weighs in at 564lb.

IMO, THAT would tilt me in the 8in. capacity direction as far as mobility. BTW, I can scoot my 8in. around on the concrete floor without assistance. Just a thought…

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