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#1 posted 05-02-2019 11:49 PM

I guess it all comes down to why get any power tool? There are multiple ways to mill wood. You can use all hand planes. You can use a combination of hand planes and a planer. I knew a guy who would use his jointer first and then use handplanes on the opposite face to finish milling which I found strange but it worked for him since he didnt have a planer. Or you can just get S4S lumber straight out and not worry as much about milling lumber though S4S does move as well.

I think the best way is to use both a jointer and planer. I started off with a planer and used a sled and it was alright. After getting a jointer, milling became quicker and more fun. I also use the jointer more often than the planer since I like to edge joint boards on it. Overall I think the jointer \ planer are two great machines to have.

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