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BroncoBrian

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#1 posted 06-17-2018 03:29 AM

^^Yep^^

I went with a Jet 8” instead of a Powematic because the length was shorter and I needed to make it more maneuverable in my garage. Now I know why the PM was longer and sometimes wish I went with that one instead. The difference in space is not that significant and the mobile base I made is great and pivots easily.

For longer boards, the longer tables would be more accurate with fewer passes. But for most work I am doing, it is fine.

Fridge is right, the length gives you a longer flat surface to maximize the straight edge, it is not about support. If you have a board that needs that mush support, then you need something bigger.

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