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#1 posted 01-14-2020 07:04 PM

“The problem with your post is you didn’t really say what specific problem you’re having.”

I know, I know. The fingers went ahead of the brain.

Again, in this case I’m not trying to get a flat surface, I’m trying to plane off the surface to get at the good stuff underneath. That’s off-label use, but… well, a jointer is basically a downside-up power planer.

“Think about getting a planer. Many benchtop planers will handle 6” material”

I plan to, in fact I was given a gift certificate at Grizzly for Christmas that I’d planned to apply toward one… except the one I wanted is out of stock until April, so I used it for a recipro (which I’m not 100% crazy about – it was too cheap).

By the way, all the planers I’ve seen handle 6” wood.

“I wouldn’t want you to get injured the jointer isn’t a machine you want to learn the hard way.”

Well, I did run a bunch of scraps through it to get the feel. And I’m new to the jointer, but only a little bit of an idiot, not as big a one as you think.

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