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At these prices, you'd expect smooth, precise, snipe-free workpieces that need only light sanding, and these combination machines deliver. Here's the skinny on thickness planers: They'll all dimension wood accurately, but the best machines leave less cleanup work for you to do afterward.
10 models priced from $400 to $600 square off to prove which one delivers the flat-out best combination of price and performance. With two Asian-made models selling for half the price of European makes, even a hobby woodworker can joint and plane wide stock with one space-saving unit.
Convenience in changing from jointing to planing and back is different but about equal from machine to machine.
But just as with hot dogs, typically sold in packages of 10, and buns, sold in 8-packs, the math doesn't add up: Jointers commonly come in 6" and 8" widths, while planers start at 12". And second, the prices of the Asian-made models nearly equal the prices of stand-alone 12" jointers, so it's like getting the planer for free.
Fences on European machines mount more like a Biesemeyer-style tablesaw fence on one end of the jointer bed.
Two-piece tables require removing the fence before tipping the tables out of the way, and you may have to move the dust hose to a different port on the machine to serve the planer.