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Steel City 6" Industrial Parallelogram Jointer

Steel City 6" Industrial Parallelogram Jointer

03-26-2008 08:46 PM by Greg3G | 16 comments »

I purchased this at the March Woodworking Show in Chantilly, VA. I had been looking for a jointer for some time. At one point this was listed for $999 but since they have decided to drop this from their line, I picked it up for $499 with an extra set of knives thrown in the deal. The equipment was picked up at the show (Skarie was the distributer) and came in two boxes. One is the cabinet the other the jointer bed assembly. The boxes showed no damage so I felt fairly certain that everythin...

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Outstanding Jointer

Outstanding Jointer

03-16-2010 01:52 AM by Troy | 16 comments »

Got this last week. Arrived in perfect condition, the base in its own box and the upper part in a birch plywood crate. No issues at all with assembly. Used the recommended plug and fired it up. Had to call to find out what the belt deflection was supposed to be cause the manual was a bit older.This thing is a beast. My first use of the machine resulted in a rather pleasant result. I face jointed/planed a 8” wide board of ash which was not flat at all. I fed it through the helical cutter...

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Great jointer for a great deal

Great jointer for a great deal

11-06-2010 12:17 AM by Vrtigo1 | 15 comments »

I picked one of these guys up second hand about 6 months ago and haven’t regretted it. It was already assembled, so I can’t speak to that aspect of it. Aside from having a little rust on the bed from sitting in a storage shed, it was in great shape. I’ve used it on a few projects and it’s always done everything I need it to do. I typically do not use a DC with it just because the area in my garage where it’s located is too far away. It does tend to fill up w...

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6" Benchtop Jointer

6" Benchtop Jointer

01-08-2009 05:42 AM by rwyoung | 15 comments »

I decided that I would like to have a 6” jointer for my garage shop. The combination of limited working space and the size of my expected projects pointed me to a benchtop jointer. Depending on what review you read, most of the models in this class are limited to 3 ft or 4 ft workpieces. That length limitation was not an issue for me as most of my projects in the queue are cabinets and small furniture. I received the unit in good order and the packaging was quite well done with tw...

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This is a Silent Wonder

This is a Silent Wonder

01-09-2013 10:15 PM by Matt | 15 comments »

I just finished setting up my brand new Hammer A3-31 Jointer Thicknesser. I am truly amazed at the quality of this machine. It is a game changer. Turning on the machine it is truly quiet, running wood through it…still truly quiet. Perfect joined edge first try. The finish is amazing. More will be added as I have time to start to really put this machine through its paces. Alright, sorry for the cursory review. It really was just my initial impression and excitement. I have never...

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This is mostly a tool gloat.

This is mostly a tool gloat.

01-07-2011 09:18 PM by docholladay | 14 comments »

I picked up this jointer earlier this week off of an add that I saw on Craigs List. It is only a couple of years old and I bought it for only $125.00. I haven’t had much time to work with it and it is my first power jointer, but so far I am very pleased with it. The adjustments are pretty simple and easy to figure out (I have the manual, but haven’t even looked at it yet). I took a piece of wood that I had salvaged from a pallet and jointed one side and then squared an adjacen...

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Grizzly G0656 8" JOINTER 3HP W/ MOBILE BASE

Grizzly G0656 8" JOINTER 3HP W/ MOBILE BASE

03-17-2008 02:48 AM by DaveH | 14 comments »

Just finished assembly and initial testing of my new jointer. My initial reaction is very positive. All parts required for assembly were present and accounted for and nothing was damaged. The assembly took about 4 hours. I just followed the instructions included and everything went together and the fit was good. Overall quality is good. The in feed and out feed tables are flat and aligned as well as the fence. Test cuts were good. I looked at Jet, Delta and Powermatic before ordering ...

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Good value if you can put up with shoddy instructions

Good value if you can put up with shoddy instructions

05-11-2015 11:37 AM by Dbhoosier | 14 comments »

There are plenty of reviews of the G0656 8” 3HP jointer on here, but the reviews seem mixed, so I thought I would add another, since I find this site extremely useful. THE GOOD: - It works as advertised. It gets my stock smooth and flat on one side and nicely square. - Pretty easy to finely adjust the tables and fence.- Price can’t be beat for length of beds and quality of fence system- Dust chute seems well designed and picks up the majority of shavings- On/off switch is ...

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Rikon 6" Jointer-Good buy if you can get it for the same price.

Rikon 6" Jointer-Good buy if you can get it for the same price.

09-10-2010 02:01 AM by Brian024 | 14 comments »

After debating for a while on which jointer to get, I decided on this Rikon. This is the first jointer I have owned so I don’t have any other to compare but it is well built compared to the others I have used. When I bought it, Woodcraft had it on clearance for $299, the regular price was $450, I couldn’t pass it up. It comes in 2 separate boxes, base/motor in one and the table/fence in the other, the total shipping weight was around 280 lb’s. The motor comes premounte...

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My Early Christmas Present to Myself

My Early Christmas Present to Myself

12-17-2013 01:32 PM by Woodbum | 14 comments »

I recently purchased a new Grizzly G0604ZX jointer to replace an old 6” bench top jointer. This is my last upgrade to new tools from my old original shop tools that I have been acquiring since the mid 80’s. I am trying to get all of my major and most of the minor upgrades done before my retirement in 2 years when there will be no more checks coming in every 2 weeks. I wanted the 8” version, but a 76” fence just did not fit in my small shop footprint. Since I picked...

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