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Offline Dan Clermont

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Planer / Jointer Combo's for Festooligan's
« on: April 06, 2008, 06:16 PM »
All this talk about another FOG (Felder's Owner Group) has me wondering what other Festoolian's use for Planers and Jointers?

I use a Delta 22-580 planer which has served me well and a LN #8 as a jointer! I've also used a router table to joint before and it does work well but I like the LN better.

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Offline Eli

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Re: Planer / Jointer Combo's for Festooligan's
« Reply #1 on: April 06, 2008, 06:24 PM »
I don't use a jointer, unless you count a TS-55 and rail. Planer is a Makita lunchbox.
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Offline Scott W.

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Re: Planer / Jointer Combo's for Festooligan's
« Reply #2 on: April 06, 2008, 06:34 PM »
Old 12 in Bridgewood Jointer, 15in. Delta planer

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Offline john ferri

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Re: Planer / Jointer Combo's for Festooligan's
« Reply #3 on: April 06, 2008, 10:37 PM »
For the record, I bought a Sunhill longbed jointer for less than the HL850 (which I also own but use infrequently). Couldn't pass that Sunhill up and I'm glad I got it--use it all the time, no complaints.

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Re: Planer / Jointer Combo's for Festooligan's
« Reply #4 on: April 06, 2008, 11:04 PM »
I use an old Shop Smith 6 inch jointer and a new Ridgid 12 inch planer. I would replace the Shop Smith but it still works like champ!

Offline Christian A.

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Re: Planer / Jointer Combo's for Festooligan's
« Reply #5 on: April 18, 2008, 06:34 PM »
Hi Dan,

my shop is small, very small, but fortunately, I was able to fit a Hammer A 3-31 jointer-planer-combo into it.

Christian
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Offline Steve-CO

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Re: Planer / Jointer Combo's for Festooligan's
« Reply #6 on: April 18, 2008, 06:45 PM »
Ridgid planer and Jet 6" Jointer.  Both have and continue to work well.

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Re: Planer / Jointer Combo's for Festooligan's
« Reply #7 on: April 18, 2008, 11:04 PM »
Aw Christian, you're just doing this to make us all feel bad...   ;D ;D

That's a pretty nice piece of equipment!!!  How long have you had it?  Are you happy with it?

I am turning green [FesTool green, of course]!

A much nicer machine than my DeWalt!  I like all the things it can do.
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Offline Christian A.

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Re: Planer / Jointer Combo's for Festooligan's
« Reply #8 on: April 19, 2008, 11:49 AM »
Hi Clint,

I got the Hammer about 18 months ago.
I'm satisfied with it. Of course, nicer and better jointer-planers are available - at higher prices, such as Knapp and Felder. Nevertheless, the A3 31 serves my needs well and as a consequence, I regard it as a great choice for hobbyists with limited shop space and budget.

I like all the things it can do.

My A3 31 is just the basic jointer-planer, I don't own the mortising unit shown on the Hammer website.

Have a nice weekend,

Christian
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Offline Dovetail65

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Re: Planer / Jointer Combo's for Festooligan's
« Reply #9 on: April 19, 2008, 02:32 PM »
At an Avg. Price: $3,582 I would include that as an entry level Professional shop unit. You are comparing apples and oranges here. That's one heck of a machine, I am envious.

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Offline johne

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Re: Planer / Jointer Combo's for Festooligan's
« Reply #10 on: April 19, 2008, 05:30 PM »
I got this one a year or 2 ago



I was looking for a jointer/planer that could be moved around. Jointer/planer width is about 10 inches. Max height of lumber planed about 6 inches
it only weighs 53 kilos ( about 116 ponds i think). It s got two wheel attached to the legs that let you roll it out of the way when needed. It works great for an amateur like me, not industrial grade though. Also changing from jointing to planing is a bit of a hassle since you have to move the vac adapter from top to bottom. Some snipe occasionally but can be prevented by tilting the wood up slightly on infeed and outfeed. Ruined a perfectly good set of knives on the first few boards because of a hidden nail.  (metal detector helps lol) All in all a nice machine.

I had to get this with it so as not to be knee deep in shavings  ;D


Offline Christian A.

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Re: Planer / Jointer Combo's for Festooligan's
« Reply #11 on: April 20, 2008, 07:04 AM »
Hi Nickao,

sorry for the confusion. My message was written from a European background. Given the competitors' machines and their price tags here, the Hammer is still a rather reasonably priced jointer-planer for hobbyists.
Just as a side note to illustrate how the European and the US market differ from each other: In (continental) Europe single jointers and planers are very uncommon among hobby woodworkers. Contrary to USA, you won't find a new jointer and a planer within the price-range of the Hammer A3 31 here. If you want to go with single machines you have to opt for really professional equipment, such as Felder 900 series, SAC, Martin, SCM etc.

Regards,

Christian
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Offline Dovetail65

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Re: Planer / Jointer Combo's for Festooligan's
« Reply #12 on: April 20, 2008, 02:44 PM »
I am still envious and would love that in my shop!

Nickao
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