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Are segmented cutterheads really worth the investment for your jointer? Joint the debate on Shop Talk Live, Fine Woodworking's biweekly podcast.
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On this week’s edition of Shop Talk Live, Ed introduces some new theme music that just might rub Matt the wrong way. Then, the team debates the usefulness of high-priced helical cutterheads in jointers vs. planers, and reveals the shocking truth regarding whether or not it’s OK to soak dowels in water to fit them into oversized peg holes.
Plus, Fine Woodworking’s own veteran furniture pro, Mike Pekovich, reveals an exceptional value for brass hinges and a brand-new bathroom-related Smooth Move.
Be sure to tune in to Shop Talk Live on Friday, June 21, 2013 for a special edition on power tool and machinery questions. Plus, Matt Kenney interviews veteran furniture pro and Fine Woodworking contributing editor Michael Fortune!
Links from this Week’s Show
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I got through the baby furniture, got the point about buying a planer with segmented heads was the cheapest way to go then fell asleep through the rest.
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