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#1 posted 06-08-2012 10:44 AM

tsdahc, a #6 plane is often touted as a “Junior Jointer”. I strongly disagree with that label. The longer the body, the better the jointer it will be. I have #5s and #7, #8, and a 36” wooden bodied jointer. I have a couple of #6s that need to be restored, but haven’t gotten around to it because it is a size I do not need.

My point is, you can do the work of a #5 with your #6. You could even use the #6 for jointer small surfaces. But for jointing in the real world, you will greatly appreciate a jointer plane. If I were in your shoes, I would buy a jointer.

-- Mike

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