new tool day today! new tool day today! new tool day today!
I've been needing something a little wider than my current 6" jointer for flattening billets in prep for resawing (remember that honkin slab of Maple burl?) ... after many months of searching, I was able to find a used Inca 550 10" Jointer/Planer in the local Craigslist. I gave it a look and a test joint/plane and all was well with the nicely cared for unit. I'll have my work cut-out for me after NAMM ...
even came with (hard to find) extra gears for the dual speed planer power feed - nice!
add to the score several spare belts and an extra set of carbide blades for the cutter head, and this was a great tool deal IMO
I now have the capacity to offer 2-piece joined (but not glued) body and 1/2/3-piece neck blanks to those who want to build their own. not looking to become a wood seller, but I do live in the land of Alder so I might as well help out someone who doesn't have all the big tools to work with rough lumber from the lumberyard
all the best,