|Forum topic by ChuckV||posted 01-29-2010 04:42 PM||1023 views||0 times favorited||6 replies|
01-29-2010 04:42 PM
There is something that I am just curious about.
I am a hobbyist and I have a Delta 8” jointer that I use very often. For me, it is just a two-trick pony. I use it to flatten a face and to joint an edge perpendicular to a previously flattened face.
I am wondering if anyone uses a jointer for any of the other tasks that it supposed to be capable of? It seems to me that they can all be done better and safer using some different method, but maybe I am missing out on something. I am talking about cutting a bevel (with the fence tilted either in or out), cutting a rabbet and cutting a taper. Maybe the other uses are just a version of the old “If the only tool you have is a hammer, you will see every problem as a nail”.
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