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Forum topic by Oaker posted 01-07-2018 12:05 AM 473 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Oaker

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01-07-2018 12:05 AM

I am on a bugget and looking for a planer.

Anyone have thoughts on this?

My projects are small so should I look fo a 6” jointer instead?

I have about $500 to spend.

-- Larry - Illinois


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corelz125

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#1 posted 01-07-2018 12:42 AM

Get the jointer first and since your projects are small you can use the jointer as a planer. Dont know if you already have one but you can get the amazon credit card and it will save you some money.

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#2 posted 01-07-2018 01:13 AM

I’m a big fan of quality pre-owned tools. (Craigslist) You could get both and still have a little left over. The 6” Delta and Porter Cable jointers seem to be the same machines. Same with the planers. You might need to spring for some new blades but they’re cheap.

-- Andy - Seattle USA

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bigJohninvegas

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#3 posted 01-07-2018 01:40 AM

I agree with looking into used tools.
A Jointer is a very simple tool. Easy to get an older one cheap, and make it work perfect for you.
A Planer has more moving parts, and while you can fix them up. I have seen more of them get scrapped.
And that comment applies to the 12 or 13” lunchbox planer. Seems they are a little disposable.
Here are a couple craigslist ads in you general area. Just pulled them at random. Look into your area, may very well find more or better.
https://chambana.craigslist.org/tls/d/jet-13-inch-deluxe-planer/6403340502.html

https://stlouis.craigslist.org/tls/d/craftsman-6-jointer/6433157221.html

Both tools for under $500.
good luck

-- John

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Steve

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#4 posted 01-07-2018 02:02 AM

i’m tempted by that HF planer for $250. Its basically the same as that Wen model. I’ve looked on CL, but there’s nothing good in my area.

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#5 posted 01-07-2018 02:24 AM

There are several, relatively straightforward ways to do what a jointer does with other tools. There is only one way to do what a planer does with another tool, and it involves a ton of work with hand planes.

Get the planer.

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bigblockyeti

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#6 posted 01-07-2018 03:16 AM

Get the planer, a DW735 for ~$500 or a DW734 for ~$400 will last well if taken care of and hold good value should you decide to upgrade sometime in the future.

-- "Lack of effort will result in failure with amazing predictability" - Me

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#7 posted 01-07-2018 03:49 AM

I think you said it backwards. It is possible to use a planer to do some flattening work if you make a correctly designed sled to hold the material. There is no way I can think of to replace the functionality of a planer with a jointer.


Get the jointer first and since your projects are small you can use the jointer as a planer. Dont know if you already have one but you can get the amazon credit card and it will save you some money.

- corelz125


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