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#1 posted 02-14-2017 06:29 PM


Yeah, I suppose I could ve been a little more dialed in with the title. Mainly, I was wanting to get people s opinions on the feasability of 6” floor-standing (not even considering a benchtop) models, but was also hoping it would open up the conversation on alternative approaches different woodworkers use. So for that, I very much appreciate your detailed response. I have considered going without a jointer (I have for this long, but that s been due to a lack of time in the shop and using mainly plywood and BORG hardwood), and transferring that portion of my budget to a good planer is a definite possibiilty. I ve seen a few sled designs, but looks like I ll be looking up some more tonight when I get home.

- Dustin

A jointer is not necessary. There are easy to make planer sleds for flattening, and edge jointing sleds for the table saw for that. The jointer just does it faster. It is far from a necessity.

Planer is a non-negotiable.

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