|Forum topic by phk||posted 10-25-2011 02:06 AM||1431 views||1 time favorited||7 replies|
10-25-2011 02:06 AM
I am putting my shop back together after recently moving and retiring. The space I have is essentially a third of a three car garage except that “my” section is very long. 11’ wide by 34’ long. I have a table saw with extended table that I will put in front of the garage door so I can open the door for long cuts & rips. I also currently have a nice DeWalt compound miter saw on a mobile cabinet with extendable wings, a 16” delta drill press. I have an 8’ long workbench along the long wall which I relocated (same wall as the miter saw). I also have a small second workbench with a machinists vise on it and a 6” bench grinder on a stand nearby (same wall as long workbench but on the other side of a side door). I want to add a DeWalt DW735 planer, a 14” band saw, a combination disc/belt sander and a router table which I will build. I plan to put as much of the new equipment along the open side of the shop as will fit. I think I’ll try to do something clever with the planer so it doesn’t always use up floor space. A small lathe may be in my distant future.
With that background, here’s my question: I’m not convinced that I would use a jointer much and talking to a few woodworking friends of mine they seem to agree. But ….... I have a friend who wants to sell me a barely used 6” Jet JJ-6CSX jointer for $175 plus $35 if I want the mobile base. That’s quite a deal and it tempts me.
Given my current and future equipment plans and the space I have available, what’s the consensus here on adding a jointer for a hell of a deal?
-- PHK - Martinez, CA