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Forum topic by Zvonko posted 05-30-2020 07:53 PM 332 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Zvonko

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05-30-2020 07:53 PM

I just got a really good deal on an electric hand planer. I am saving money for a DeWalt 735, but I thought I could make a jointer out of this. For example, like this video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YOROlmd0Zn8

Has anyone done something like this? I wonder how accurate it ends up being?

Thanks.

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#1 posted 05-31-2020 12:03 AM

I’ve seen a few. It’s like anything.. they will perform as well as you build them and the parts you use. Obviously they will only be useful for jointing edges or narrow pieces but that could be useful.

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#2 posted 05-31-2020 01:46 AM

By the time you do that u might as well buy a $50 or $100 4inch jointer. I know it’s not idea but it’ll have been made for that kind of work and by the time u tinker and tune and buy stuff for the other build you won’t really save any money….. I was in ur boat and ended up buying a old/clean craftsman $100 4inch jointer. I won’t loose any on resell and it’ll do what I need (and well) for the time being

Something like this
https://tuscarawas.craigslist.org/tls/d/carrollton-craftsman-jointer/7132224849.html

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