IWF Alert: Video: New Rikon jointer/planer is a quick change
Rikon has introduced a 12 in. jointer/planer combination machine ($1700, currently available). What makes it unique is that you only need to flip one of the jointer tables out of the way to use the planer. It’s a really quick changeover. Here’s how the transformation works:
1) Move the guard out of the way
2) Move the fence forward and lock it into position
3) Now simply lift the entire table and fence assembly out of the way and you’ve got a planer!
Height adjustment is super-simple and seems pretty accurate. The table lifts by way of a crank on the left side of the unit. Each revolution of the crank translates to 1/16-in. The unit is also equipped with a set of outfeed rollers to help support stock.
Quick-change artist. It's fast and painless to switch from jointing to planing on Rikon's 12 in. jointer/planer combo.