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#1 posted 10-07-2015 12:06 AM

One thing that I’ve noticed on here, regarding jointers and planers…you see more people posting that they have a 6” jointer, but wished they had gotten 8”, than people who have a 12” planer, and wished they had gotten 15”+.

I have an old Yates 8” jointer mounted on a Powermatic base. At some point, the fence got busted or something, because when I got it, it had a fence off something else in its place, and not adjustable. But, its produced square boards for a couple years for me, and it was $100 bucks on CL. When I have more expendable income, I’ll probably replace it and pass it on to someone else, or part it out, but I suspect I’ll have it for quite a few more years. Long story short, I’d set my budget, know what I wanted (realistically within that budget), and then keep an eye on CL for a while.

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