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  • JP0610 vs TP1300

    I dont have a question about what brand I will buy. I am a Ridgid tool man all the way to the orange blood in my veins. My question is: If you could only buy one of these two tools, the JP0610 or the TP1300, because of limited space, which one would you buy? As some of you know I was disabled a couple of years ago and my injury has left me somewhat limited. So I have decided to spend a lot of my woodworking time making wooden boxes and small chests. I dont expect to be working with any unfinished boards over 6 inches wide. And I am not a commercial shop. Just a one man band who almost always ends up giving most of his projects away. But I have decided there is a market for small keepsake boxes and small chests, so I want to concentrate in that area. Speaking of chests, a few years ago I saw a plan for a small round or curved top cedar chest. It was about 20 inches long, 15 inches high, and about 12 inches deep. Just the right size for me to be able to handle. Believe me I have spent literally many many hours searching on the web and cannot find that pattern. If someone has a copy or knows where I can get a copy, sure would appreciate it. And not asking for anything free either. But my real intent is all you folks' thoughts on one tool versus the other that I mentioned above. Thanks. Murray

  • #2
    Originally posted by Goldenwing: I dont expect to be working with any unfinished boards over 6 inches wide.
    I take this to mean that you WILL be working with unfinished lumber less than 6" wide. If so, you really need a jointer and planer. Since your projects are small maybe it would be better to use finished lumber and avoid the cost of a jointer. Of course you will still need a planer to make thinner boards. Just my 2 cents. I'll see if I can find those plans for you.
    How about this one?
    There are many more here.

    [ 10-31-2004, 06:42 AM: Message edited by: Lorax ]
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    • #3
      With some sled tricks and/or jigs, it's possible to flatten stock with a planer instead of a jointer, but it is more work. Get both someday if you can, but for the time being, I guess I'd start with the planer.


      • #4
        Go with the planer. You can save quite a lot on wood costs by buying rough cut lumber. You can easily joint the edges with a router and straight edge.
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