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Posted on Why are longer jointer tables better?

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#1 posted 06-17-2018 06:09 AM

If you think about it in reverse, how well would a 4” jointer straighten a board? Not very well. I’ve got an old Jet JJ-6 that I’ve had forever. Not especially long, but I joint 80” door stiles on it all the time and they come out perfectly straight.

As long as you support the full length of the board level with the bed of the jointer, it doesn’t matter how long it is. Longer beds just make that job easier.

-- Half of what we read or hear about finishing is right. We just don’t know which half! — Bob Flexner

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