Woodworking Equipment West Palm Beach FL

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Lowe's- West Palm Beach
561-471-4828
4701 Okeechobee Boulevard West Palm Beach, FL, 33417
West Palm Beach, FL
 
SEWELL HARDWARE COMPANY
501 EVERNIA ST WEST PALM BEACH, FL, 33401
West Palm Beach, FL
 
SEWELL HARDWARE CO/West Palm
501 EVERNIA STREET WEST PALM BEACH, FL, 33402
West Palm Beach, FL
 
LOWE'S OF LAKE PARK, FL
561 207-9037
401 NORTH CONGRESS AVENUE LAKE PARK, FL, 33403
Lake Park, FL
 
LOWE'S OF ROYAL PALM BEACH, FL
561 795-3808
103 SOUTH STATE ROAD 7 ROYAL PALM BEACH, FL, 33411
Royal Palm Beach, FL
 
Tools-N-More- West Palm Beach
561-689-8349
6537 Southern Blvd West Palm Beach, FL, 33413
West Palm Beach, FL
 
Sy's Supplies- West Palm Beach
561-689-7711
235 N Jog Road West Palm Beach, FL, 33413
West Palm Beach, FL
 
AAA Tool & Saw/West Palm Beach
4457 Southern Blvd West Palm Beach, FL, 33406
West Palm Beach, FL
 
Fastenal- West Palm Beach
561-422-2818
8120 Belvedere Rd, Unit #1 West Palm Beach, FL, 33411
West Palm Beach, FL
 
ABC Supply Co., Inc./Lake Worth
561-585-4999
400 Rinker Way Lake Worth, FL, 33461
Lake Worth, FL
 

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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