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Forum topic by BurlyBob posted 03-25-2018 07:11 AM 1384 views 0 times favorited 34 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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03-25-2018 07:11 AM

So today I pulled the trigger and order a Jet 12” combo jointer planer with a helical head and A Super Max 25/50 drum sander. Crap o’Dear what have I gotten myself into? Bottom line I honestly feel I now have every tool I will ever need or everything I want.
I’m not into turning so a lathe is not on my list. These should be last things I need to turn out some seriously nice cabinetry type work. It will sure e nice to do everything in my shop and not have to drive down to my friends cabinet shop and bother him.
As of today I’m pretty much done buying stationary power tools. It feels good having finally pulled the big trigger!

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#1 posted 03-25-2018 07:37 AM

Congrats on getting that ol’ trigger finger limbered up. Sounds like you will be needing a saw mill next to supply the shop. ;-)

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#3 posted 03-25-2018 10:43 AM

You have added some wonderful pieces of equipment to your shop and I am sure that you will have fun breaking them in. Congratulations.

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#4 posted 03-25-2018 11:57 AM

I sometimes feel that thinking about it is the hardest part. After I do get a new tool I always say why did I wait so long. Glad to see you getting a couple nice machines. Enjoy them

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#5 posted 03-25-2018 12:04 PM

I think that deserves a great big “You Suck” Bob ;>)

Enjoy your new toys!

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#6 posted 03-25-2018 01:35 PM

A friend of mine has the exact same jointer/planer and he loves it. The super max is just that, a super sanding machine! Enjoy your new toys, um, er, I mean tools!

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#7 posted 03-25-2018 01:56 PM

Glad you are getting some new tools, the supermax is a real helper in the shop. Nothing like a new tool. Have fun.

-- Bob in Montana. Kindness is the Language the blind can see and deaf can hear. - Mark Twain

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#8 posted 03-25-2018 02:35 PM

I bought a JP-12HH a couple of years ago. After a considerable amount of trouble early on, it has been a very good machine. As received, the textured beds made feeding wood across the bed like pushing wood across 80 grit sandpaper. I used sandpaper and then paste wax to smooth the surface enough to use. My other complaint is that the pallet on which it arrived didn’t have standard skid spacing so it wouldn’t work right with a fork lift or pallet jack. They crate had been damaged because of this but the machine was fine.

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#9 posted 03-25-2018 03:51 PM

Congratulations on the new addition to your family (of tools)!!!!

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#10 posted 03-25-2018 04:14 PM

C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S !!

Sounds like a COOL bunch of New Tools!!

It must be nice to have the room to PUT THEM IN! ... or, what had to GO to make room for them? :)

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: ... My Small Gallery:

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#11 posted 03-25-2018 04:19 PM

Congrats on the new equipment and I think you’ve gotten yourself into some pretty darn good stuff.

It’d be great to hear your impressions of the Jet Joiner / Planer and your experience with it during use. Please, please share more in the future.

I have been looking at the same unit and like the versatility of the Joiner / Planer combo as well as the durability of the helical head, and in lieu of a lesser-quality unit I would prefer to start off with something good. Before I eventually buy, I will likely be researching other brands / alternatives, but the JJP-12HH is what I will be basing my comparisons and I would love to hear your experience with it.

I just added the Laguna 18BX to my shop as well as a couple other items, so the joiner/planer isn’t in the budget right now, but if all goes well, I hope to have one in my future.

I have a one-room schoolhouse built of full 8/4 lumber of various widths that I am planning to dismantle, resaw some and repurpose the wood, and in addition I have a 103 acre tree farm with plans to purchase a portable sawmill to harvest & mill various timber for personal use and project making, so the Joiner / Planer would seem to be a good fit.

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#12 posted 03-25-2018 04:44 PM

WoW!! Congrats

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#13 posted 03-25-2018 04:58 PM

Nice choices Bob.
I hope they last you a long time and serve you well.

Having all the tools you need is half the battle.

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#14 posted 03-25-2018 05:10 PM

‘I honestly feel I now have every tool I will ever need or everything I want. ‘
Hmmmm, I bet you are going to eat those words!


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#15 posted 03-25-2018 05:54 PM

Well, what can I say that hasn’t been said … I know that you have been dreaming of these tools for a long time. Congrats on the purchase and the learning curve to use them.
” I always design my next project around the next tool I want” (me)

-- Grumpy old guy, and lookin' good Doin' it. ... Surprise Az.

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