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#1 posted 01-21-2013 03:22 PM

Do not discount a rough plane (like a #5 or #6) even though you have a thickness planer. I find that you sometimes still need to pre-flatten a distorted board to a certain degree before firing it through a lunchbox giving you a truer surface with minimal wood waste…

If anything, I would wait on the jointer plane if you are not working on very long pieces as the No.6 can still do a decent job of jointing on most regular sized pieces, and still do heavy stock removal. Having 2 blades if you have no dedicated jointer is always nice, one more heavily cambered for stock removal and one just slightly cambered for jointing…

That said, I would get the three rather than the two if it fits in your budget…


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