This weekend I set up my new jointer. This tool is used to flatten a surface and can be used to square up stock. Used in combination with a planner it mills rough wood flat, true, and square. I purchases a six-inch wide bench top jointer:
This model is a bit of a risk. I’ve not used this brand before and normally I like to use the heavier eight-inch floor stand models that have thinker and beefier cast iron tables. Due to space and budget this is what will fit into my shop. I won’t be making heavy use of it and most things I’ll mill will be small, so I am hoping this works out. This the first Rikon brand tool I’ve bought, which is a bit of an unknown, but the on-line reviews were good.
My test cuts went well, so it’s onward to more sawdust creation.
If you need me – I’ll be in the shop clean off a bench.