|Forum topic by stockwes||posted 09-12-2011 09:56 AM||1209 views||0 times favorited||12 replies|
09-12-2011 09:56 AM
I am a newbe who is just catching the woodworking itch and am in the market for my next tool. As of recently i found a great hookup on rough cut hardwood lumber and am trying to make use of it. A planer seems like the logical next step for me.
I am on somewhat of a budget however i understand the value of nice tools. Ideally i would be in the 400-450 price range. The first machine that really caught my eye was the JJP-10BTOS from Jet. This had the appeal that not only was it a planer, it was a jointer as well. I even found a barely used one for $300. This puts it well within my budget. I am confident that 10” width would be more that needed, so this is not a concern to me. Jet has always been an extremely nice tool in my experience so this a plus too.
I did some more searching and one other machine caught my eye. It is the dewalt dw734. This machine is about the same price as the jet, however it dosent have the ability to be a jointer. It is a dewalt, a quality brand. It is also 12.5” width, however i cant forsee myself really using the added capacity.
I am wondering what opinion you experienced woodworkers have of those tools or if anyone would steer me a different direction entirely. I am not by any means a pro, and my shop is small, however i want a good tool that i wont be dreading using and wanting to replace in a few years.
Thanks for any input.