I am in the initial phase of investigating the possibility of switching from
conventional, stand alone, woodworking machines to a quality combination
machine. A few years a go I moved from a huge shop to a standard two-car
garage and I am constantly having space issues. I have done some
investigation of the popular European combination machines and have been
impressed but am looking for advice from people who have made the switch.
My first concern is with the jointer feature of the combo machines. I
currently have a Delta DJ-20 and love the long beds. I am worried about
jointing long boards on the relatively short beds on the combo machines.
Does anyone have stories/suggestions for me?
Thanks - Bob McBreen - Yarrow Point, WA