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Posted on Does everyone who has a 6" jointer wish it were an 8"?

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#1 posted 02-20-2014 02:44 PM

FYI, while I have a G0593 8” Jointer w/ Spiral Cutterhead, I have successfully jointed boards as wide as 10in with this jointer. Sure I have to remove the safety cover, but one should not be running hands “over” this area anyway. I set the cut as minimal as possible 1/32—1/64in and rotate the piece horizontally 180 after each pass.

When I get close, I stop and put the piece on the workbench and hand plane the upper ridge to level, and then run the entire board through my lunchbox planer. This works like a champ. I would imagine this could be done with even wider boards, though I have not tried that wide to date.


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