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    Sunhill tools?

    Anyone own or know about this company? Just cam across there site while looking for a new jointer. In the next few month I plan on getting either a 8" or 10" jointer.

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    another tai/chi importer.....pick your color
    [SIZE="1"] associated with several importers and manufacturers.[/SIZE]

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    Tod, what your favorite flavor. I am starting to do more and more stock prep and want to get a decent one. Cash to spend,well lets say $2000-$3000. Want a 8" or larger model. My molding biz is starting to make some decnt cash and I really need to get one that handle the abuse.
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    al,
    i don`t own or use a jointer.......but if i was lookin` to buy one in your price range in todays economy i`d give serious thought to used.
    if you`ve just gotta have new in that price range the most bang for your buck is (gosh i really hate saying this).....griz.
    in the used market you should be able to find a 16" scmi for that money.
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    Tod, if you don't mind me asking, do you use rough cut wood? I mean, everything I read says I need to flatten my stock on a jointer before running it through my planer. So your answer really picqued my interest in this. If I am being to nosey concerning your preparation of material for your beautiful creations, just say so.
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    nah jon you ain`t nosey.....if a board isn`t flat off the stack it`s pretty unlikely that face jointing is going to make it behave for very long.
    if a board has a twist i`ll cut it into smaller pieces and glue it back together or just use it for something else. the stresses involved in twisting a board are not usually eliminated by removing parts of tangential corners and once the board is paralleled odds are it`ll twist again.
    then there`s the 4/4 argument....if a 4/4 board has a 1/2" twist in it what`s left after face jointing?
    edges are best done on a slider/ripsaw or railed saw like the festo.
    labor is the expensive part of building "stuff" lumber grows on trees
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    Very interesting view Tod.
    Aloha,

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    Tod, thanks for the thoughts. I hate running a jointer. Have always cut my sides parallel using the table saw with a guide, then planing. Always worked for me, but felt embarrassed that I wasn't doing it "the correct" way. Appreciate you sharing this information.
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    Tod, what about cupped boards? Do you just feed it thru the planer to remove the cup while brining it down to size? For the edges I have been useing the rip attachment to my planer and it works great. Maybe I can do without a jointer and find other ways of doing things.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Al killian View Post
    Anyone own or know about this company? Just cam across there site while looking for a new jointer. In the next few month I plan on getting either a 8" or 10" jointer.
    Wonder if this is the same company?
    http://www.sunhillmachinery.com/Abou...0Machinery.htm
    Donít have the best tools, don't use the best woods and projects donít always turnout perfeck.
    I just feel the need to work with wood!

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