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#1 posted 04-28-2011 05:57 AM

Get a planer.

Buy this one:

or this one:

Where I am the guy’s price is too high, but I have the same planer
and it’s really a good one. They usually have 3hp or 5hp motors on
them. Worth wiring your shop for 240 to have a serious planer, imo.

The Woodmasters are good too. There are a couple available used
in your area, but the prices are high. Woodmaster machines can
double as a drum sander.

I have a 22/44 Performax radial arm saw mounted sander with
a conveyer. For making acoustic guitars, its’ a great tool to have,
but I can make furniture just fine and not miss it. It is a seriously
slow way to sand surfaces for furniture and cabinetry, not to mention
being jam-prone and a general PITA to mess with.

For part-to-part consistency a closed-end drum sander like the
kicks all kind of butt over the open-end type you’re looking at.

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