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Forum topic by swayze posted 03-14-2010 07:13 PM 1098 views 0 times favorited 10 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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swayze

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03-14-2010 07:13 PM

After reading quite a bit about saw blades lately I find that it has been stated alot that good blades leave a edge that is ready for glue up into panels. So do you guys glue up panels right off the tablesaw or do you still run the board through a jointer? Thanks again


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#1 posted 03-14-2010 08:00 PM

I glue up right off the saw most of the time.

-- Happiness is like wetting your pants...everyone can see it, but only you can feel the warmth....

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#2 posted 03-14-2010 08:06 PM

I don’t even own a jointer.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#3 posted 03-14-2010 09:44 PM

I guess I will be the odd man out on this one. I always run my boards through the jointer before gluing into a panel.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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swayze

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#4 posted 03-14-2010 09:55 PM

Now I am wondering If I should purchase a bandsaw first Decisions, decisions.

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knotscott

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#5 posted 03-15-2010 01:47 AM

Didn’t mean to talk you out of owning a jointer! Just because I go from TS to glue up without hitting the jointer for a 2nd pass doesn’t mean there’s no need for a jointer. I just don’t find it necessary to repeat with a clean up pass unless it’s for an exposed edge, and even then I tend to use a hand place to create a finished edge as opposed to the jointer, which can leave a slightly scalloped edge if I pass it too fast.

The jointer is still a really valuable tool IMO….its THE most efficient method of flattening a face and an adjacent edge at 90° to that face. The first step I usually take with any project is to the jointer…flatten a reference face, and an adjacacent edge, then to final width on the TS, and to the planer to flatten the opposite face and thin to final thickness. There are work arounds to not having a jointer, but it’s a tool I really prefer to have. If your boards aren’t perfectly before edge jointing them, you won’t get an adjacent edge that’s a true even 90° across the length.

My BS sees far less use than the jointer,but YMMV.

-- Happiness is like wetting your pants...everyone can see it, but only you can feel the warmth....

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swayze

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#6 posted 03-15-2010 07:57 PM

Scott you didn’t talk me out of it just had a need for a bandsaw a couple of days ago but really don’t have much of a need for one most of the time. As far as the jointer I don’t have a source for rough lumber so face jointing is rare. Just use it for cleaning up edges mainly now. Back to the think tank. Thanks for all the replies

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#7 posted 03-15-2010 09:34 PM

I usually go to glue-up right out of the table saw, but I inspect the cut first – sometimes, it’s clear that I need to change the blade first. My really good blades when sharp produce an almost mirror-like cut.

Besides, I used to own a jointer but it made me really nervous…..

-- Bob www.singularengineering.com - A sideline, not how I earn a living

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#8 posted 03-16-2010 02:09 AM

Bob, why did your jointer make you nervous?

-- Optimists are usually disappointed. Pessimists are either right or pleasantly surprised. I tend to be a disappointed pessimist.

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#9 posted 03-17-2010 03:08 AM

I don’t know that mine makes me NERVOUS, but I have a HEALTHY dose of RESPECT for my power tools!! A jointer will slice and dice fingers fed into it, and there is nothing left to reattach. You need to RESPECT your tools and practice SAFETY around them at ALL times!!!

A very good friend ran some lumber on his jointer for me, he put his palm right over the cutter. I NEARLY ran screaming from his shop. Fortunately nothing happened, but what if THAT was the board that was going to catch and kick out!

-- Fred, Springfield, Ma

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#10 posted 03-17-2010 03:18 AM

I go right from the tablesaw to glue up about 99% of the time. Having said that I couldn’t get by without a jointer even without rough cut lumber. Just too much warped, twisted cupped lumber out there, even buying S4S or S3S lumber.

-- The older I get the faster I was.

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