The jointer belongs to the trinity of stock-dressing machines that also includes the tablesaw and thickness planer. Of those, it’s probably the most misunderstood. Although its job is simple– straightening and flattening stock–the tool frustrates many woodworkers because jointing requires a certain finesse. However, when set up and used properly, a jointer will do its job precisely and efficiently in a way that no other machine can.
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