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SnowyRiver

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#1 posted 630 days ago

A jointer is a good choice if you only can buy one or the other (planer.) You can plane the flat side of boards up to the size of the jointer. It also alllows you to plane the edge for jointing. Its a good tool to take the twist out of a board. I happen to have a 6” jointer, an 8” would be nice, but I generally use my Dewalt 735 for surface planing. My suggestion would be to watch Ebay and Craig’s list. you should be able to buy a good used one for under a $1000. I like the heavy floor type, long-bed jointer. Mine happens to be a Powermatic 54A. It has standard knives, but works great. Smeone mentioned machine auctions for used equipment. That would be a good choice too.

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN


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