This article is from the Woodworking FAQ Collection 3, by multiple authors.
From: rr@linus.UUCP (Robert Rifkin)
Date: 22 Mar 88 13:16:19 GMT
In article <firstname.lastname@example.org> email@example.com (Norman Lalancette) writes:
>I'm thinking of purchasing a small to medium size jointer/planer for
> is is worth the extra
>money to purchase a six or maybe even eight inch jointer instead of
I don't think it is the width per se, but the wider machines tend to
be longer and heavier - and therefore handle larger pieces more
How often do you guys use the full width?
Also, is a center-
>mounted fence inherently better than one attached on the 'end' (as in
>Delta's 4 & 6 " models)?
Mine is center mounted. I think the best ones are also center mounted -
but I'm sure it is more a question of how well it is built rather than
which position the fence is mounted in.
Finally, how do 'motorized' jointers compare
>to those with the motors mounted lower on the stand?
I would recommend a separate motor mount for any tool. If the motor
ever burns out, it makes replacement easier. In some cases, an internal
motor is almost impossible to replace. Generally, internal motors
are used on lower grade machines.