12 inch jointer planer combo machine

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Blog entry by Dullchisel posted 01-09-2017 02:07 AM 1542 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I am looking at purchasing a 12 inch jointer planer combo machine. I honestly would like some opinions on these machines if you have experience with them. I have a smaller shop and have a need to have a nicer machine.. i really don’t like the idea of a 15 inch planer that I really don’t need, just would like the idea of having a jointer that matches the width of my planer. I currently have a 6 inch jointer and 12 1/2 inch dewalt benchtop planer that I’ve had for 15+ years ,and also a 15 inch Delta dc380 that I’ve had for a few months. I honestly believe that a twelve inch machine would serve me well just don’t want to buy junk. I really have my heart set on a hammer a3 31 or minimax. Please help me with any thoughts you might have after owning or using for some time

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#1 posted 01-09-2017 06:01 AM

I have the Felder AD531 (12”) planer /jointer combination machine, and I find it is a very well made machine , I’ve owned it about 5 yrs now with no problems, there is a small amount of snipe with the planer but I do mean a small amount. Takes a minute or two to change between planer and jointer but the wings are well balanced and does not take to much effort. I, like you are limited for space ,so I made a mobile base for the machine to sit on, I can now roll into the corner of the workshop when not in use. These are not cheap machines but I think worth it if space is at a premium.
Hope this helps

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#2 posted 01-10-2017 06:28 PM

Planer sled? Use your existing planer as a face jointer.

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