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#1 posted 11-04-2018 11:24 PM

So it was the shoe-string budget operation. Those type of businesses often don’t survive long.

What is your general budget for this shop? There are a lot of good brands that you can buy, but it’s going to be based on what you can afford to buy, and what you need it for. For example, do you need a 19” band saw, or will a 14” do? Are you going to use it to do a lot of resawing, or is is mainly for following designs?

The jointer also has a lot of things you could look at depending on what you think your future needs will be. A 6” jointer with a small bed may be good for small items, but if you think you’ll be getting into larger things, then you may need an 8” with a longer bed.

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