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    Hi there,

    New to the forum. I enhirited a 6" Craftsman jointer and restored it recently. It actually works pretty good. It is free standing, not the bench top type. I intend buying mostly rough stock for my projects.

    I saw a used King Industrial 8" jointer for $750 an hours drive from my location. They seem to go for $1600 or so new.

    Would you recommend I get the 8" and try selling the 6"? I've already had a few scenarios where I wanted to joint 7" stock but could not. Pretty early in the process of setting up the wood shop, but wondering if this deal is too good to pass up.

    Currently have a 10" contractor saw, mitre saw, planer and the 6" jointer.

    There is also a bandsaw available.

    Thanks for your advice!

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    When I went up to my King 80FX from a 6" it was like night and day. It was so much easier to get to the final product. I've since put a Bryd head in mine and it's even better. Mines at least 20 yrs. old and never had a problem with it.
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      As Wally says but jointers are like boats, get an 8 in and you will want next size up.

      Brian
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        Is the one you are looking at the same as the one pictured above ?

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          Thanks for the info. I believe it is the same machine although the infeed table looked shorter from the pictures I've seen.

          Last edited by TimFromNB; 05-09-2020, 10:39 PM.

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            Re: King Industrial Jointer

            Get the 8”. With jointers, size matters.
            Cheers
            Randy

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              Agree with everyone else, get a larger jointer, I went from an 8” to a 12” machine....Rod
              Work is the curse of the riding class.

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                Originally posted by Rod Sheridan View Post
                Agree with everyone else, get a larger jointer, I went from an 8” to a 12” machine....Rod
                Yours might be wider, but mine is longer.
                Cheers
                Randy

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                  Originally posted by Randy in Calgary View Post

                  Yours might be wider, but mine is longer.
                  Haha, to quote my wife, “mine is a nicer colour of blue”....

                  Rod
                  Work is the curse of the riding class.

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                    Re: King Industrial Jointer

                    Mine's smaller, but she says it's cute.

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                      I have the King 80FX that I have bought used and I am very glad I did. I stepped up from a 6" Beaver jointer and the difference between the two is huge. The infeed table on the King is almost as long as the entire Beaver jointer, the cutter head is a lot larger in dia and of course there is the mass.
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