|Forum topic by Dan||posted 02-15-2012 12:48 AM||1229 views||0 times favorited||29 replies|
02-15-2012 12:48 AM
I haven’t been very active lately because of work and reorganizing the shop. I will post pictures of the updates in a few weeks.
So let me start with the sad. My father recently gave me his 1974 Camaro Z28. This car has been in my family since the 80’s. I don’t have the time or money to take care of it so I started trying to find it a new home. I am very excited that I have a few prospective buyers. The sad part will be saying goodbye. My father used to take me out every weekend for ice cream in this thing. It became a tradition.
Now to the good part. I gain two things from selling the car. First it takes up half of my two car garage which I currently use as my shop. I will now be able to spread my tools out and work more efficiently. It will also give me more wood storage. The other plus is that I will now have the money to upgrade my table saw and my planer and jointer.
My plan is to buy a Sawstop PCS as I always worry about my safety and my fingers are my lively hood. The second is where I need some help. I am planning on getting a planer jointer combo machine. I currently have a rigid 6 inch jointer and a Dewalt 734 planner. They have both served me well but have very obvious limitations when working with long thick stock.
I was looking at the jet 12 inch combo because I thought the better tools were out of my range. It turns out that Hammer is having a sale on their combo machines. The A31 is only 3k right now instead of its usual 3700. Should I go for the Hammer? Have 12 inches of jointing capacity would be amazing and only having to deal with one set of knives would be a life saver.
I still need to get an electrician out to upgrade my panel and add some 220 circuits. Any advice would be helpful.
-- Will work for wood...