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Forum topic by phk posted 10-25-2011 02:06 AM 1423 views 1 time favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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phk

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10-25-2011 02:06 AM

Topic tags/keywords: jointer - jet jj-6csx shop planning

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


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Dusty56

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#1 posted 10-25-2011 02:23 AM

Buy it , resell it on Craigslist , etc. , and then buy something that you really want !
Simple : )
What do you presently use to joint your boards with ? Hand plane ? Router ? Special blade on your TS ?

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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phk

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#2 posted 10-25-2011 02:36 AM

Yeah I thought about the buy/resell thing but I’d hate for my friend to come over and see that I didn’t keep it.

I have a special sanding/jointer abrasive disc that goes in the table saw that I got from Woodworker Supply several years ago. It’s not a bad solution but it’s a pain to have to break down the table saw to use it:

http://woodworker.com/table-saw-sanding-disc-10-mssu-95-430.asp?search=table%20saw%20accessories&searchmode=2

-- PHK - Martinez, CA

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#3 posted 10-25-2011 02:51 AM

The jointer is the first step in dimensioning rough lumber, and is of the main three tools used for it. I use mine a lot. While you can flatten a face with the help of a planer sled, there’s not a more efficient tool for face planing then adding a perfect 90° edge. $175 is good price on a very nice jointer….I’d definitely go for it. You can always tuck it under a TS wing if necessary to minimize space. If you use more sheet goods and don’t use much wood, then there’s not a lot of incentive.

-- Happiness is like wetting your pants...everyone can see it, but only you can feel the warmth....

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#4 posted 10-25-2011 06:10 AM

your friend is selling it to you, not giving it to you : )
You’ll have to decide what kind of work you want to do and get the tools to compliment it.
When I was just starting out , I edge-jointed all my boards with a router , but then I needed something to face the boards with. Along came an old Delta jointer in the newspaper and I bought it and still have it and use it on every project to date : ) Wouldn’t be without one !

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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Fred Hargis

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#5 posted 10-25-2011 01:31 PM

I know a lot of guys see a jointer as unnecessary, but I second the notion that I wouldn’t be without mine. That price is a giveaway, I’d grab it.

-- Our village hasn't lost it's idiot, he was elected to congress.

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#6 posted 10-25-2011 04:35 PM

I’d snap that up quickly before he realizes that he could probably get more than double what he’s willing to sell it to you for.

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phk

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#7 posted 10-25-2011 07:57 PM

Thanks All. I’ve decided to go for it. Too good to pass up and I’ll probably learn that I can use it more than I’ve been thinking I would.

-- PHK - Martinez, CA

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