Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: 1000 Islands NY
Decided to start this over again since the last one spun out of control lol. So to update: My budget is still, as stated previously, tight. I'm taking the dust collector out sticking with my vac and getting a better air filter (automatic, less money, and less amps than a DC)
The problem I'm hitting is the jointer. I'm taking all your advice (thanks again!) and will be getting both a planer and jointer. I found a reasonably priced grizzly jointer that has a 42" fence and that us the size people say to go with but the price tag is 150 higher than a delta benchtop jointer. I dunno what I can squeeze. So as experienced woodworkers I'm leaving this up to you to decide for me... Take the dive and spend the extra? Or go safe for now?
I hate leaving long posts but I don't want to leave out details. Basically my main thing here is can I get by with a bench top for a while or would it just be best to go standalone now and make some money to catch up for the extra? Also im getting a new band saw from grizz, anyone deal with them before and know if they might cut me a deal if I explain my situation and buy the saw, the jointer, and one of their planers? (I want the 734 but the grizz with DC is the same price)
I've got $1000 in chairs to make by July so I mean this might be a mute(sp) point. But I don't wanna burn my slush fund ya know. Thanks again for your help and advice.
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