|Review by Bill Butler||posted 03-01-2008 03:04 AM||6480 views||2 times favorited||13 comments|
...on your way to four-square, this jointer just can’t be beat.
I wasn’t looking for high end professional quality in a jointer, and I wanted something more than a benchtop unit.
I came across this jointer available at your local HD for $399. I decided to buy it based on the predominance of 4 and 5 star reviews at their site.
The unit is easy to assemble, however you should definitely have two bodies to handle delivery, and physical assembly. (I can pickup my DeWalt 735 planer by myselft and this guy was definitly a load) The manual is clear and well written. My friend and I had the unit up and running within 60 minutes.
One of the reviews at HD rated this unit poorly because of what he described as the unit’s tendency to clog with debris. One thing is certain. You do need a high quality DC when running this unit. I have mine hooked up to a Delta 50-760 and it clears beautiful.
Once powered up, the noise level is on a par with the DC as I can’t determine which I hear over the other.
The unit is solidly constructed, and appears to run vibration free.
Although I did a very perfunctory alignment tests, it seems to be spot on right out of the box. I didn’t have to tweak a thing.