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#1 posted 05-03-2019 02:20 AM

I personally would skip both the planer and jointer. I would put that money towards other things. For me that was a drum sander and finish equipment.

My supplier has a Northfield planer that gives the proper thickness in 2 passes with a pretty decent finish. They have a straight line rip saw that puts a perfect edge every time. I can pick up a 14 ft board knowing it has a perfect edge. I dont even check anymore. I cant own these types of machinery for the pennies they charge.

Doing it this way is incredibly efficient and it works for me.

I wouldn’t let me or anyone at woodcraft talk you out of anything though. If you want to do it the traditional way, a jointer is the way to go.

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