This article is from the Woodworking FAQ Collection 3, by multiple authors.
From: royal@ihlpe.ATT.COM (Johns)
Date: 31 Oct 88 15:46:19 GMT
There were two questions I will to respond to.
> How does a person go about putting a nice edge on a board (purchased S2S)
> without the use of a jointer? Specifically, how is it done with a table saw?
The standard technique for this operation is to tack a straight board along
one side and put that against the fence. Rip this side, then remove the
tacked on board to rip the other side. This will give you a S4S board that
is the width you need.
> Does anyone have any experience with a
> Makita power planer, model 1900BW?
> I got a price of 110.00. Is it worth it?
Yes I have had one for a few years. Since I do not have room for a jointer,
I have used this hand held power planer a great deal. It is also useful for
surfacing wood 3" at a time. It is light, easy to use and manuverable enough
to be of use to someone who already has a jointer. Try running a 3'X7' piece
of 3/4" hardwood plywood through your jointer by yourself.
Anyway, I would suggest it to someone who needs to edge joint but does not
have the room or the $ to buy a floor model. There are other models from
other companies and I do not know much about relative merits but I can say
that I am quite happy with the model you seem interested in. 110.00$ is
a good price.