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#1 posted 06-08-2012 11:50 AM

I’d say it’s all about how you’ve got the planes set up. A Jack and a jointer would be a more typical pairing, but, as you have the 6, you could set it up to do the work of the jack (camber the blade and widen the mouth for more aggressive work) and get by until you can pick up a Jack.

I got the LN LA jointer and jack and have been very happy with the pair (I’m sure the LV would be great too.). Got some extra blades for the jack so I have a toothed blade, one set at 25deg and one sharpened to 40deg for highly figured woods.

For you bench build I think you would get more use out of the jointer. But you’ll want a jack eventually.

Just my opinion.

-- John

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