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Blog entry by Rob200 posted 11-28-2017 04:03 AM 1025 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I’m looking into buying a new benchtop jointer and I’d like some advice at which one to get I’m not sure I have kind of looked at the Porter Cable in the rink on and I’d like to get some advice from people that have used either one of these two which one would be the better one to get so your input would be appreciated thank you

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Garret D., Rock Run

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#1 posted 11-28-2017 11:40 AM

So I found an Inca jointer planer on ebay for $600. Have you checked out Ebay and Craigslist for used? Also, it might help this post if you mentioned your desired price point, and also how often you would use it, and it you already have a planer and what is it. That said, the Porter Cable is a decent little machine for a new hobbyist.

One thing, I would recommend is you start with a planer, and build a sled for it, so you can joint on the sled, and then take it off the sled and plane it. Safer, and also easier than having two pieces of equipment. The Dewalt 13 inch planner is pretty great. I am sure you will make some great stuff.

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#2 posted 11-28-2017 01:49 PM

I’m interested in this as well. I have a very small 4” bench planer (it matched my vintage table saw so I pulled the trigger). rarely need to plane the edges of any wood larger than approximately 2”X6” (by about 4’ long) and due to it’s extremely stout construction, I’ve not had a problem with it or really needed anything larger.

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#3 posted 11-28-2017 06:46 PM

I sometimes wish I loved to build boxes and small projects where a benchtop jointer would suffice. Ahh, life would be simple that way. But no, I build beds and bookcases. Tables and trundles. Desks and doors.

Someone was complaining that the P.C. jointer is aluminum and the beds scratch easily, but I wouldn’t think that would be too big a deal.

Hopefully you can find a model that suits your needs.

-- Willie, Washington "If You Choose Not To Decide, You Still Have Made a Choice" - Rush

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