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Husqvarna Professional Products
(800) 438-7297
7349 Statesville Road
Charlotte, NC
 
Kentec Megatools- Mooresville
(704) 799-7911
2785 Charlotte Hwy Suite 4 Mooresville, NC, 28117
Mooresville, NC
 
Lowe's of Troutman, NC
704-980-5000
1041 Charlotte Highway Troutman, NC, 28166
Troutman, NC
 
Lowe's of East Lincoln County
704-398-3701
7144 Highway 73 Denver, NC, 28037
Denver, NC
 
LOWE'S OF STATESVILLE, N. C.
704 878-9440
140 NORTH POINTE BLVD. STATESVILLE, NC, 28625
Statesville, NC
 
LOWE'S OF MOORESVILLE, N. C.
704 660-7177
509 RIVER HWY MOORESVILLE, NC, 28117
Mooresville, NC
 
Fastenal- Mooresville
704-658-1416
117 Bevan Drive Mooresville, NC, 28115
Mooresville, NC
 
LOWE'S OF HUNTERSVILLE, N. C.
704 892-9449
16830 STATESVILLE RD. HUNTERSVILLE, NC, 28078
Huntersville, NC
 
Lowe's of North Concord
3025 Dale Ernhardt Blvd Kannapolis, NC, 28083
Kannapolis, NC
 
Fastenal- Concord
704-795-3130
51-B Carpenter Court NW Concord, NC, 28027
Concord, NC
 

Should You Buy a 6? or 8? Jointer?

This article was inspired by a question we received from Jeff. He writes:

I am setting up a woodworking hobby shop. Would you recommend a 6 or 8 inch jointer. Thanks.

A 6″ jointer will certainly get you by, so I don’t want you thinking an 8″ jointer is a requirement for high quality work. I know many people who get along quite nicely with small benchtop jointers and even some crazy individuals who would rather use their #7 jointer plane to get the job done! Avoid the latter group as they are very sick individuals! Just kidding…. I love those neanderthals.

I owned a 6″ jointer for years before I had the opportunity to upgrade to the 8″ model. The reason I upgraded was simply for efficiency. Nearly all the wood I purchase from my supplier comes in the 6″-8″ range. As a result, I was always sacrificing a few inches to the woodworking gods in order to accommodate the 6″ bed. Having that extra 2″ saves me both materials and time, so it was a no-brainer for me.

Now keep in mind there are certain tricks of the trade that will allow you to flatten wider boards with a 6″ jointer. Check out my video, The Jointer’s Jumpin’ , for a few ideas. But these usually require more tools and more time. So in my opinion, an 8″ jointer is the best long-term investment. I can’t count the number of people I’ve heard utter the words, “I should have bought the 8″ model!” I&...

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