|Forum topic by Sailor||posted 06-24-2010 02:14 AM||7676 views||0 times favorited||2 replies|
06-24-2010 02:14 AM
I bought an older Shopsmith when I first got into woodworking years ago and it came with a Woodmaster planer/jointer that works but I am not sure how well. I have never used the thing but I just recently bought about 650 BF of rough sawn oak so now it is time to figure this thing out.
Today I got the manual and did some reading. I worked mostly on the jointer since it is the first step in the milling process. It took me probably about 2 hours to get the thing setup decently close because it was way off for some reason. It is still not perfect but is a pain in the rear and will take me much more time.
Anyways, I ran a 2×4 though the jointer many times and it did not get straight lol. I guess if it’s a little off and I keep running it though it just compounds my problem?
I was wondering if this thing is worth keeping? I would like to have a real jointer (used) and possibly another planer if this one turns out to be a pain (I didn’t get to test the planer since I’m pretty sure I need a properly jointed board before I begin planing).
Has anyone had one of these things? Are they any good? What would one be worth?