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Forum topic by joey502 posted 01-25-2015 02:28 PM 589 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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01-25-2015 02:28 PM

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I currently have a ridgid JP0610 6” jointer. The plan was to sell it so that I can upgrade to an 8” model. One of the potential buyer asked me how long of a board he could joint with it, to be honest I did not have a good answer for him. Most of the work my shop sees would be in the mid sized range, I rarely need to joint anything over 36”.

The bed length of this model is 48”. How long of a board could one effectively joint with this size machine?

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#1 posted 01-25-2015 03:55 PM

Theoretically, you should be able to do a board that’s roughly twice the length of the jointer. Realistically, boards that long are much tougher to handle than boards the same length or less than the jointer.

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