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Mark Smith

491 posts in 643 days


#1 posted 636 days ago

I’ve got a business, but I’ve also already spent a lot of money on tools so I’m at the point where I have to start being a little more frugal. Of course it would help if I could actually sell something. :) I need the planer right now only because I bought a lot of wood at an auction that needs to be planed. The wood I normally buy from my supplier is already surfaced on three sides and the table saw takes care of the 4th. I also have one of the Jet drum sanders and that does a good job too. So right now I have a lot of planing I’d like to do, but that will slow way down in the future unless I happen to pick up good deals on rouch sawn lumber.

The problem with this website is for every story where somebody says something works great for them, there’s a story from somebody who says the item is a piece of junk. It can be hard to keep score. I’m leaning toward going ahead with a Dewalt planer and a less expensive jointer. If in the end it doesn’t work out, maybe I can sell both and only lose a few hundred bucks in the deal.

-- Mark Smith, Tracy, CA., http://www.markscustomwoodcrafts.com


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