Here you'll find various
jointers from a small 4" benchtop model to a huge 20" jointer.
A jointer is a must have for any wood shop. It is required in the
first step of dressing a board to ensure flatness. After you use
the jointer to flatten one face of the board you can then send
the board through a surface planer to make it a uniform thickness.
Also, if you plan on edge gluing boards together you will need
the jointer to dress the boards' edges to get a perfect seam.
Here are some points to consider while chosing a jointer.
- Look for the biggest possible jointer that your budget and
shop space will allow. You will find that no matter what size
you buy, you will want a bigger model later on.
- If you will only be working with short and narrow stock, you
may get by using a bench top model. The prices are cheap and
they don't take up much space. The short bed and fence will still
flatten and edge the boards well as long as the boards are short.
- If you will be working with mostly full length (10-12') rough
sawn boards, you will need a long bed to flatten the boards properly
- The bigger models usually need 230 volt electric. So make sure
to check the jointer's electric requirement and be sure you have
the proper electric service in your shop before buying the jointer.
It is better to use the 230 service, but if you don't have it
you will have to settle for a smaller jointer or call an electrician
to install the 230 volt service into your shop.
Jointers 4"-6" or 8" or 12"-20" | Delta
Jointers 6"-12" | Jet
Jointers 6" and 8"