It appears that my ship load of fortune cookies has come in.
Honest, I had not mentioned my desires and had even forgotten about mothers day.
I have tried to read as many posts I could find in this forum, and others, on jointers. I believe the consensus was, go with an 8 inch cut if possible. If I go for an 8 I have to go to different companies due to cost differences.
I have narrowed it down to two company models for a 6”:
General 80-150i Mi 6 ”, 1 hp, has a 7 1/4 by 55 1/2 table, 4×29” fence, jackscrew knives, pre-sets, metal loaded spring safety (what is that?) Does not say if it is Parallelogram bed system.
Steal city 40600 6” 1 1/2 hp, 68 table, 4×36” fence, Jackscrew, parallelogram system. ( or approx. $50 more I can get granite top but question whether I will ever put enough wood through to warrant it). Bed is narrower than the General. They are both still 6” cuts so how does the extra width on the General figure in? (I read Greg3G’s comments on his Jointer and I have to admit, I’m partial to SC.)
For an 8 in cut:
King KC 2030 8”. 2hp, rack and pinion fine adjust, jack screw, table 9” x 73, fence 5×35.
Craftex CT088 8”. 1 1/2 hp. table 8 1/2×72 3/4, fense 5×35. (May have to rewire for 220v)
The cost and size of the 8” Jointers may eliminate them as an option (could not get local costs on a weekend.)
Any input is appreciated.
Now I have to get that canoe out of the shop!