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Posted on Your personal view on necessity of jointer plane 7 or 8?

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KYtoolsmith

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#1 posted 01-27-2020 05:41 PM

As I’ve said in a recent post on what size plane… I size the plane to the work. I often need to flatten, remove twist, correct cupping, or bowing of the rough sawn lumber I use. For that reason I can’t do without the big three; my 6, 7, and 8 are my most used planes. Just this morning I was flattening and truing the parts of a trestle table. I do this every time cut a board to the rough lengths needed for a project. It amazes me, even now, that I can achieve a perfectly flat board face from something so poor. The same for making glue joint edges for table tops… I have tried with a 5, and cannot get as true a surface. They’ll have to fight me to take my 8 away!

Regards, The Kentucky Toolsmith!

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