We pour the slab on Tuesday and we are just about set.... Now the real fun
is starting! We've been going over shop layout and the like, and I've also
been looking at stationary planers - I have a Rigid "Lunchbox" style, and
while it's a sturdy planer, I do need something bigger.
I have been looking at fixed head planers and also moveable head planers.
The moveable head type appeals to me as I could incorporate it into a long
table that would also house the chop saw and mortiser - all of the machine
tables would be at the same height and share infeed and outfeed tables. I
couldn't put a fixed head planer (where the platen moves) in this kind of a
What are the pros and cons of each type - any ideas, pointers or tips would