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#1 posted 02-13-2013 09:20 PM

I have a 6” jointer; occaisionally I dream of getting an 8” jointer, but for most projects the 6” has been enough. I’ve tried the Woodwhisperer technique for jointing wider boards but not really had much success. I find it much easier to get a board reasonably flat with hand planes and then run it through my planer.
In practice, it is easier to work around having a smaller jointer ie. 6” instead of 8” or 10” than to have a smaller planer. I looked at getting a combo machine (I have limited shop space too) but I’d really regret having only 10” planer.

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