Choosing by size
Yes, the 6 inch will work with more work. But the 8 inch will have a longer bed and that is the main reason I would buy an 8 inch. Also after you joint a 6 inch board, you will have to rip it on the TS and will probably end up with a board less than 6inch.
do I need a jointer and a planer? In a sense, no you do not need both a jointer and a planer. (Not any more than you need both a table saw and a circular saw). However, unless you’ve mastered the art of hand-milling, the only way to ensure of 100% square, co-planar lumber is to use both tools.
Keeping this in consideration, do I really need a jointer?
You won’t need a jointer and a planer, but you do need something to smooth the top with. You could use a hand plane or a belt sander. I have used a powered hand planer with some success. You won’t get perfect results, but it will work.
How much does a jointer cost?
The cost savings works out to approximately $5 per board. If I spend $3000 to buy a jointer and planer, it will take 600 boards to recover the cost.
What is the best benchtop jointer?
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Can I use a table saw as a jointer?
Using Your Table Saw as a Jointer. Even if you own a jointer, you’ll want to master this technique. With the addition of a simple shop-made fence, you can easily edge joint on your table saw. Remember that man-made materials like plywood can be hard on steel jointer knives – but not on carbide table saw blades.
Can you use a table saw as a planer?
Using a Table Saw Instead of a Surface Planer. When surface or thickness planing wood for a project, the end product needs to be as clean and straight as possible.
Can you use a hand planer as a jointer?
Anyway, you likely have considerably better tools in your shop to joint a board than a hand-held power planer. That’s not what they’re designed to do, and you would need to attach a long wooden bed to it in some way to make it work well as a jointer.
Can you use a jointer on both sides?
You can’t make both sides parallel by running both sides across the jointer. Your process is correct. If I’m doing a panel glue up I joint both edges, but I joint the second side after it has been ripped parallel. Second, you’ll have a smooth, even surface to surface to glue to each other.
What is the difference between a jointer and a planer?
A jointer creates a flat surface on wood, and yes, it can be used to correct bow and warp on one side of a board at a time. “A planer is a thicknesser. It takes a thick board and makes it thinner. At the same time, the planer will also make the rough side both smooth, and parallel to the other side.
What is the best planer for the money?
Here’s a list of the best benchtop planers available: DEWALT DW735X 13-Inch Two Speed Thickness Plane. DeWalt DW734 Benchtop Planer. WEN 6552 Benchtop Thickness Planer. Makita 2012NB Thickness Planer. Delta Power Tools 22-555 Portable Thickness Planer. Grizzly G0505 12-1/2-Inch Portable Planer.
Do I really need a planer?
But, to answer your question: no, a belt sander won’t replace a planer for thicknessing stock. And other “common” tools like hand planes won’t do this job as efficiently or accurately, either, without a lot of practice. If you really want to get into woodworking, a thickness planer is worth the cost.
How much does a hand planer cost?
A decent new plane will cost $40 and up at the hardware store.