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#1 posted 10-07-2015 02:39 PM

I’m with Woodbum. I can’t imagine doing without my table saw. I have a lunchbox planer that only gets occasional use, and I don’t even own a jointer, but my table saw gets used in every project.

As far as deciding jointer or planer first, you really have to consider their primary purposes. If you buy rough lumber that you want to smooth and/or uniformly thickness, you want a planer. If your primary concern is making sure your lumber is flat and square, maybe you should go with the jointer. I would point out, though, that there are a lot of creative ways to use a table saw to perform some of the functions of a jointer.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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