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#1 posted 12-30-2012 06:04 AM

If space is the biggest issue, get a lunchbox planer, a #7 hand plane, and a combination square for jointing the first two faces.

If cost is the biggest issue, well, get a #7 hand plane, a marking gauge, and a combo square (total < $100) and work on your upper body strength.

If time is the biggest issue, you’ll need both a jointer and a planer.

FWIW, I don’t know anybody who tried using their planer as a jointer via a sled that was happy with the results.

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