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#1 posted 11-26-2012 08:39 PM

fisherdoug09, I recommend not going cheap on your jointer. Especially if you get a parrallelogram style jointer. I just recently ordered the Grizzly G0513X2 17” Bandsaw and the G0490X 8” Parallelogram jointer. The bandsaw resaws like a champ and I am very pleased with it (upgraded the blade to a TimberWolf). The jointer has been one heartache after another. Nothing on the jointer is easy to adjust. It is very poorly designed (literally from ground up). After the third defective part I have thrown my hands in the air and have decided to return it for a refund. If they don’t agree to refund me the shipping fees (coming and going) and waive the restocking fee, I will lose over $400 dollars.

Today is the last day of the Powermatic 15% off sale so I went ahead and ordered the PJ-882HH. I have done serious jointer research the past few days and have focused on these critical points: 1) easy motor adjustment 2) how the adjustment levers attach to the tables 3) easy fence adjustment 4) easy parrallelogram adjustment. In my opinion, Grizzly misses the mark miserably in these areas and Powermatic excels.

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