Did you read the reviews? 2 of them address an uneven or twisted table, I noticed the steel city unit has cast iron tables. If your heart is set on this one then I guess go for it, with a caveat or two, 1) I am an avid craigslister, don't rule them out. 2) is 6" wide enough for you? I face joint my lumber, as well as edge joint it. I face joint first before planing so that I get a FLAT face to run through the planer. Remember that all the planer will do is give a consistent thickness, if a board is bent or twisted or bowed, it will go through the planer that way, and come out thicknessed evenly but the problem will still be there. I think Jointer first is good, will MOST of your lumber be 6" wide or less? You may find a much more substantial jointer for the same money or less, used!
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Last edited by Jack Wilson; 12-17-2011 at 08:46 PM.