I've finally reached that point where i want to buy a jointer.
For what i'm doing (various cabinetry) a 6" should do the job nicely. Main
requirement is face and edge jointing and getting exact right angles on the
I'm looking at spending the extra for a long bed.
Since i'm based in Sydney Australia the number and variety of
suppliers/brands available is somewhat limitted.
I'm considering the Carbatech 6" long bed, does anyone have any opinions or
alternative suggestions? I'll probably have a look round the wood show in
June and see if i can get a good price there.
All advice welcomed.
I'm with Toller.
You can pay top $ and still get a lemon. My only criterion for big iron
(well not only...) is that the vendor have a good service reputation so that
if you get a lemon, they make you whole. IMO for a hobbyist, the middle tier
(Griz, Yorkcraft, Sunhill) is the way to go. Admittedly, I have no idea what
the vendor list on the OP's end of the world looks like.
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Since you are in OZ, probably be a good idea to talk to list members
from OZ about suppliers.
"Mekon" is fairly close to Sydney and I can't remember the guy's name
who is around Fremantle some place. (No he doesn't sail, just builds
BTW, you can do a lot of work with a 6" unit.
You might also be pleasantly surprised with the results obtained with
a table saw and a joiner sled to establish a straight edge.
Hope that helps.
I have been successfully edge jointing with a router for years, i've just
got to the point where its becoming annoying having to set up the router
table every time i want to joint, that and the limitation that i cant face
joint in this way.
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