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#1 posted 01-11-2012 08:20 PM

Well, I have pushed 8ft 8/4 Ash through mine when building my workbench laminate top without issue. My jointer bed is 75in though. You could always set up roller stands before and after to catch/support these monsters. IMO, that would be the best way to prep for long jointer pieces.

BTW, I have managed to joint a 9in wide 8/4 on my 8in jointer by taking very small cuts and horizontally rotating the piece after EVERY pass. BE WARNED: This requires removing the cutter guard to do this, so do this at your OWN risk.

I then take my 18in foreplane and smooth out the minor difference on the last pass before running the board through my lunchbox planer. I had VERY LITTLE waste doing it this way.

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