Now that I have your attention.... I am about to purchase a new jointer. I am trying to decide between a 12" and 16" jointer. My issue is that most wood I have and use is under 12". However I do have the occasional wide board. I am not sure that the additional 4 inches is worth almost $2K or more in most cases. I will be using the jointer to face boards prior to resawing, face jointing before running through the planer and edge jointing. Old Iron is an option if it is actually cost effective to get delivered.