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  • Jointers

    Jointers FAQs

    Choosing between a jointer and a planer depends on your specific woodworking needs. A jointer is ideal for flattening one face of a board and squaring its edges, making it essential for ensuring a flat reference surface. A planer, on the other hand, is used to make the opposite face parallel and achieve uniform thickness. For best results in precision woodworking, having both tools is ideal as they complement each other's functions in preparing wood for fine projects.

    A jointer is a vital woodworking tool used primarily for flattening one face of a rough board and squaring its edges. This process creates a flat reference surface, essential for further precision work. Additionally, a jointer corrects warps and twists in wood, ensuring that each piece is perfectly flat and true. It's an indispensable tool for any woodworker aiming to prepare rough lumber for more detailed projects, such as furniture making or cabinetry.

    A planer cannot fully replace a jointer. While a planer is excellent for creating uniform thickness across a board, it doesn't flatten or square the initial face or edge like a jointer. If you start with a warped board, a planer will simply make a uniformly thick, but still warped, piece. For the best results in woodworking, using a jointer to create a flat reference surface first, then a planer for uniform thickness, is the ideal process.

    Benchtop jointers, while more affordable and space-saving, often don't provide the same level of performance and versatility as larger, floor-standing models. They typically have shorter beds, which can limit their ability to properly flatten longer boards, a crucial aspect in many woodworking projects. Additionally, benchtop models generally have less power and durability, affecting their ability to handle harder or thicker materials effectively. For serious woodworkers prioritizing quality and versatility, investing in a full-sized jointer is usually a better choice.

    Understanding the Role of a Jointer

    A jointer's primary function is to flatten the faces and square the edges of lumber. This is crucial in woodworking as it ensures that the wood is perfectly level and true, which is fundamental for precise joinery and high-quality finishes. Jointers are sized by the length of their knives, and a 6-inch jointer is often the starting point for many woodworkers. However, larger jointers provide greater versatility and capacity, allowing for handling wider and longer boards, which is a significant advantage in most workshops.

    The Benefits of a High-Quality Jointer

    Versatility and Capacity

    Investing in a larger jointer means expanded capability in your woodworking projects. Larger jointers can accommodate wider and longer boards, making them more versatile and suitable for a broader range of tasks.

    Precision and Efficiency

    Our jointers are engineered for precision. They ensure that each piece of lumber is perfectly flat and square, which is vital for accurate joinery and aesthetically pleasing finishes. This level of precision also means less time spent on correcting imperfections, thereby increasing overall efficiency.

    Durability and Quality

    High-quality jointers, like those in our collection, are built to last. With true helical heads with 4-sided carbide inserts, these machines are built with superior materials and designed for stability and durability, these machines withstand the rigors of frequent use, making them a wise long-term investment.

    Enhanced Safety Features

    Safety is paramount in woodworking machinery. Our jointers come with advanced safety features, such as extra long infeed and outfeed tables, reducing the risk of accidents and ensuring a secure working environment.

    Ease of Use

    User-friendliness is a critical aspect of our jointers. They are designed for ease of operation, making them accessible to woodworkers of all skill levels.

    Why Choose Our Jointers Over Competitors?

    Superior Selection

    Our range of jointers is carefully curated to include only the best in terms of quality and performance. From standard 6-inch models to larger units, each jointer in our collection meets rigorous standards.

    Investment in Quality

    We advocate for investing in the best jointer you can afford. A higher-quality jointer will not only perform better but also last longer, ensuring that your investment is sound and rewarding.

    Combination with Planers for Optimal Results

    While a jointer excels at flattening and squaring, combining it with a planer allows for achieving uniform thickness throughout your lumber. Our collection includes options that pair well with planers, offering a comprehensive solution for wood preparation.

    Customer Satisfaction and Support

    Our commitment to customer satisfaction is evident in the positive feedback from our users. We also provide unparalleled customer support, assisting with selection, setup, and maintenance.

    Competitive Pricing and Value

    While we emphasize quality, we also understand the importance of affordability. Our jointers offer excellent value, balancing high quality with reasonable pricing.


    A jointer is more than just a purchase; it's a cornerstone in any woodworking workshop. Our collection offers the perfect blend of precision, versatility, durability, and user-friendliness. Whether you are a seasoned professional or an enthusiastic beginner, investing in one of our jointers is a step towards perfecting your craft and achieving woodworking excellence. Explore our range and discover how our jointers can transform the way you work with wood, enhancing both your efficiency and the quality of your projects.