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Wood Jointers
« on: Mon, 20 March 2017, 13:29:03 »
Does anyone have one of those Cheapee  Jointers ?  /small non-industrial ones ~$200

How well do they work..

Tp4 just needs it to sure up some 2by4s.

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Re: Wood Jointers
« Reply #1 on: Mon, 20 March 2017, 21:41:24 »
Huh? What are you talking about? Biscuit-slot cutting machines?
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Re: Wood Jointers
« Reply #2 on: Mon, 20 March 2017, 21:50:55 »
tp4 you gotta ease up on the other type of joints before posting on the internets

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Re: Wood Jointers
« Reply #3 on: Mon, 20 March 2017, 21:53:42 »
Huh? What are you talking about? Biscuit-slot cutting machines?

I think he is referring to a younger that squares up adjacent faces.
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Re: Wood Jointers
« Reply #4 on: Mon, 20 March 2017, 22:37:23 »
$200 jointer might be worth it if its an old Jet or Grizzly thats been in someones possession for while. You get what you pay for usually though, and with quality you get to dial it in and not have to keep tweaking it every time you run something gnarly through it.. You might like something like this which i've used before: http://www.grizzly.com/products/6-x-28-Benchtop-Jointer/G0725?utm_campaign=zPage&utm_source=grizzly.com
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Re: Wood Jointers
« Reply #5 on: Tue, 21 March 2017, 00:36:27 »
Wood working stuff is often good to buy older, used stuff.

You can get parts and repair older stuff, and it won't fall apart.
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Re: Wood Jointers
« Reply #6 on: Tue, 21 March 2017, 03:59:41 »
$200 jointer might be worth it if its an old Jet or Grizzly thats been in someones possession for while. You get what you pay for usually though, and with quality you get to dial it in and not have to keep tweaking it every time you run something gnarly through it.. You might like something like this which i've used before: http://www.grizzly.com/products/6-x-28-Benchtop-Jointer/G0725?utm_campaign=zPage&utm_source=grizzly.com

Yea,  this is type of machine I'm looking at..

I feel like,  I'd probably need a jointer   and a thickness planar..


seems like for most --wood-- stuff,  they go hand in hand.

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Re: Wood Jointers
« Reply #7 on: Tue, 21 March 2017, 04:00:01 »
tp4 you gotta ease up on the other type of joints before posting on the internets

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Re: Wood Jointers
« Reply #8 on: Tue, 21 March 2017, 09:06:58 »
Jointers, like the one pictured above, usually work pretty well initially but aren't made for heavy use. If you need to surface or square a few smaller boards occasionally, that class of tool should work fine. If you plan to frequently joint anything over six feet long a more robust used tool may be a better choice. I have a cheap Delta that's similar to the Grizzly shown above that I sometime take to the job site; its light weight makes it handy. Just realize that it's not going to replace the 500 pound shop version.

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Re: Wood Jointers
« Reply #9 on: Tue, 21 March 2017, 09:32:37 »
$200 jointer might be worth it if its an old Jet or Grizzly thats been in someones possession for while. You get what you pay for usually though, and with quality you get to dial it in and not have to keep tweaking it every time you run something gnarly through it.. You might like something like this which i've used before: http://www.grizzly.com/products/6-x-28-Benchtop-Jointer/G0725?utm_campaign=zPage&utm_source=grizzly.com

Yea,  this is type of machine I'm looking at..

I feel like,  I'd probably need a jointer   and a thickness planar..


seems like for most --wood-- stuff,  they go hand in hand.

Yeah if you're squaring up a bunch of rough stuff that would be the best.  Kurplop has good advice too.  Start watching craigslist
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Re: Wood Jointers
« Reply #10 on: Thu, 23 March 2017, 21:26:34 »
I've used a Thickness Planer to do some cleanup of rough lumber and a couple of really nice pieces of pauduk(sp?) that had developed a bit of a curl as it dried. I think the one my neighbor had that i used was this one from Dewalt: http://www.cpopowertools.com/dewalt-dw734-12-1-2-in--thickness-planer/dewndw734,default,pd.html?ref=pla&zmam=31282435&zmas=47&zmac=726&zmap=dewndw734&gclid=CjwKEAjw5M3GBRCTvpK4osqj4X4SJAABRJNC7_JO6BqftJtah1yRgYeQvLsp7A_gFGLT1ZtFAEN9gBoCQSLw_wcB

Its not going to help you square up large panels for cabinetry or shelving type stuff though I have had decent success with a hand plane instead of a jointer.
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