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02-10-2011 02:48 PM

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#1 posted 03-14-2011 01:17 AM

What would be the advantage of having three legs?

-- "Checking for square? What madness is this! The cabinet is square because I will it to be so!" Jeremy Greiner LJ Topic#20953 2011 Feb 2

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#2 posted 03-14-2011 01:48 AM

Northfield still makes one or more three-point models.

In the past Yates-American and American made 3-pointers. Oliver
had some too.

The 3-point design was the standard for larger jointers. I assume it
was because it was easier to just put it down on the ground in a
shipyard or whatever. With 3 legs the jointers always had 3 feet
on the ground.

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#3 posted 03-14-2011 02:22 PM

Like Loren said, three legs means you always have 3 legs on the ground, and the unit is stable. Versus a 4 legged unit which could wobble if the floor or ground is uneven.

Also, I’m just a fan of that design. It looks good to these eyes.

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