Back in the day in high school, there used to be a monster of a jointer that we would always run our boards through to get them flat before putting them in the planner. We did it just like you have always been told and always read about and always tell those that ask how to do it. So when I had the opportunity to buy one of those 12-inch monsters I bought it. After about a year or so I got tired of it taking up so much room and I seldom used it. I sold it for a nice profit and moved on to a much smaller, half the size but still an excellent jointer. I kept that one around for a few years but again got tired of it sitting there taking up space so I sold that one too for another nice profit. I've been without one for years but never have missed it. I have no problem at all getting glue ready edges on my table saw and no problem getting perfectly planed surfaces. As a matter of fact, I prefer to do the edges of the boards in batches on the planer because all the boards come out exactly the same size. When I did them on the jointer it seemed like I always ended up with one board that I had to put through for one last pass which screwed the rest up and would have to take the others down to get the same width.