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MJCD

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#1 posted 509 days ago

The Planer is an easy recommendation: the DeWalt DW735 – it’s the industry standard, for excellent reasons. It’s portable (at 92lbs) and a workhorse.

The Jointer is another issue: I recommend finding a Powermatic 6” (yes, 6”): everyone wants an 8”; however, the 6” will handle 90% of what you will be working with, is relatively inexpensive, relative to the 8”, and you can get a mobile base for it at little cost (it’s a lot more mobile than the 8” would be). If you get the opportunity somewhere down the road (more room), go for the 8 at that time: but push the 6” until you can prove to yourself you need the extra inches – this makes the financial side more palletable.
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