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#1 posted 08-19-2017 12:10 AM

Thanks for all the replies. I think everyone pretty much confirmed what I really wanted to get in the first place. I originally thought about getting myself the full size 72” jointer from Grizzly. But I just thought maybe if I built extension tables for the Cutech that it would work just the same. I’m sure the Cutech is a good machine but maybe fitted more for small projects like most of you mentioned in your replies.

It’s only been a year since I started tinkering with woodworking, so I can’t really say I’m more of a box maker or furniture maker, but I would like to be good with both skills someday. Right I just build things for use around the house (picnic table, shoe racks, TV stands, etc.). The last one I did was a simple twin size bed for my daughter which I had issues with because the 2×4 I got were warped.

I looked at the Cutech jointer because its more affordable and I could use it immediately. But I guess I can wait a little longer and save more $$$ for the grizzly and save myself the headache of messing around using short tables for bigger projects as most of you mentioned. After all, buying this jointer is a long term investment that I can benefit from for years to come. I just hope that the grizzly manufacturer is dependable.

I haven’t taken the option of looking into craigslist yet for a jointer. I do see used tools there every now and then. But since I haven’t owned a jointer before, I wouldn’t know if I’m buying a decent used machine that I can fixed and restore or just scrap metal.

Thanks again for your replies!!!

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