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Posted on Benefits of 6" vs 8" Jointers

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#1 posted 02-14-2017 06:53 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

I lied just a little, when someone asks for simple book shelves I do use the Borg S4S Oak or Poplar. But I learned many…many years ago that those boards need to be edge jointed before use or you will have lousy looking shelves.

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