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Push blocks. Aftermarket blocks are available, or you can make your own. Either way, push blocks are a must for safe jointing and planing operations.

Extension rollers or supports. If you don't have a long-bed jointer, adjustable rollers or supports will give added stability when you're jointing or planing long stock.

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Extra knives. With an extra set of knives, your downtime is minimized when knives get dull or nicked.

Knife-setting jig. If your jointer doesn't come with its own jig for changing knives, this magnet-based alignment tool will make it much easier to reinstall knives after they've been sharpened.

medium-duty work, for woodworkers who build small-scale projects, and in shops where floor space is scarce. A benchtop machine is also a smart choice if you need portability for jobsite work. Some benchtop models feature variable speed control, which lets you tailor your cutting speed to the hardness of the material you're working and to the desired cutting smoothness. (See chart, page 36.)

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Powermatic 60

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