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#1 posted 04-09-2014 01:09 AM

Sven,

Jointers are pretty indispensable, BUT they are pretty difficult to get set up and not exactly a treat to use either. I use my Jet 6” jointer all the time, but it took some time to learn to use it. I’d suggest watching some jointer set up and operation videos like the ones on woodwhisperer.com. Videos help make sense of it a little bit.

As far as milling stock goes, give the boards some passes with a handplane first if you have one to get them flatter. It is a lot easier to mill something that is close to where it needs to be. I always put the cup side down as well.

And BE CAREFUL. In my book, the jointer is the most dangerous tool in the shop. Way worse than the tablesaw.

It’ll take a while to learn how to use it, but be patient. It is a great tool

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