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#1 posted 529 days ago

Unless you’re obtaining wide boards regularly, 8” ends up being enough jointer for most hobbyists. A quality 8” jointer isn’t that expensive (especially used), but unfortunately it is heavy, and it does need some floor space.

Why not get a planer first and see if a sled can handle your face-jointing needs? You’ll still need an edge-jointing method, but that’s easier to accomplish with non-jointer methods than face-jointing.

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