Jointer Planer Makes Sense For A Segmented Cutterhead
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Q: I'm about to replace my 6-in.jointer with a larger one and wonder whether I should get one with a segmented cutterhead.Any advice? Conrad Dean, Prescott, AZ A: Segmented cutterheads are a wonderful upgrade.
The carbide inserts last many times longer than straight steel knives, and that sharpness produces a lot less tearout.But they are not cheap.So, if I were going to buy a segmented cutterhead for just one machine, I'd probably put one in my planer, which mills away a lot more wood and can surface both sides after the jointer has straightened and flattened the first face.
Of course, that won't solve your jointer problem.So, instead of buying a jointer or planer, save up and get a 12-in.-wide jointer-planer combo machine with a segmented cutterhead.Expensive, but it's worth it because you get a wide jointer and a planer, both of which use…...