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#1 posted 02-13-2013 05:10 PM

runswithscissors, that was a great deal.

My choice now seems to be between do nothing, get a planer (most likely a Steel City unit) and use a sled (an attractive alternative, probably just under $500), or get one of the two Rikons ($1050 and $1700).

One advantage of a combo unit is the jointer and planer share the same space; they require minimally about 9’-11’ continuiously to be able to run 4’ to 5’ boards on the ability to expand that to 17’ when needed. Somehow it would need to be positioned to use space with the table saw which has a similar requirement.

The benchtop unit has an advantage since at its higher height the work piece can extend over other stuff. It also can be easily moved, is easier to put in place, and takes up less space when in use. One way to use it for jointing would be to use a hand power planer to knock of the peaks on one side. That is one of the examples in the WoodWhisper example. However, that is much more time consuming than just throwing a board on a jointer.


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