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Having a 20" jointer is nice, but I always kept thinking a little bigger never hurt. I always casually looked for something a bit bigger, but it had to be a Clement or American.

Well, a friend who shares a similar affliction turned me on to a hot little number, which happened to be 30.:whistling

Just found and bought a 30" American jointer. Have to make a trip to upper mid state NY in a few weeks.

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Do you refer to it as your Mighty Joint?

Gives me a hernia just looking at it:whistling

Nice pick-up, does that mean the 20" goes away?
That's a big one....

Where in NY are you going to?
It is 3200 pounds.

I feel bad. I sold my favorite 8" clement to a friend and the 20 will probably stick around until I get my other 16" dialed in.

Just south of Rochester.
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How hard is it to push 30" stock through that thing.
It isn't easy finding anything that wide or pushing something that wide either.

Wax those tables.
How hard is it to push 30" stock through that thing.
What type of work were jointers like that used for? I would expect any board you're using that is 30" wide is also at least 1.5" thick and several feet long. Trying to man handle boards that big on a jointer isn't very practical. Extra long would be far more useful than extra wide.
Casket factories used a lot of 30 and 36" machines.

I am going to make some of those lazy edge slab tables all the yuppies are spending crazy money on.
What type of work were jointers like that used for? I would expect any board you're using that is 30" wide is also at least 1.5" thick and several feet long. Trying to man handle boards that big on a jointer isn't very practical. Extra long would be far more useful than extra wide.
Warner's Custom Caskets

"People are dying to get in them!"
Casket factories used a lot of 30 and 36" machines.

I am going to make some of those lazy edge slab tables all the yuppies are spending crazy money on.
I have had two people ask me to make them a casket already.
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I have a guy that's been dinking me around for payment for a while, whip one up with his name on it and my logo. :thumbup:
I have had two people ask me to make them a casket already.
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that thing is a beast!!
how old is that?
does it run?
It's 3200 pounds I don't think it can even walk let alone run.
that thing is a beast!!
how old is that?
does it run?
Around a 100 years old, give or take a few.
Needs a bit of love, knives, starter and a motor mount.

Not much of a project really.
that thing is a beast!!
how old is that?
does it run?
Are you going to keep this one?......
Around a 100 years old, give or take a few.
Needs a bit of love, knives, starter and a motor mount.

Not much of a project really.
95% chance I will, unless I find a 36".....
Are you going to keep this one?......
Out of curiosity what do you use that big a jointer for?....

Truing up bridge timbers?....
95% chance I will, unless I find a 36".....
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That thing is gonna suck you in.
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