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11-16-2015 12:32 AM

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I have 4 used 6” jointers for sale in my area and all are in good usable shape with nothing a little cleaning and tune up can’t fix. I am just not sure what one would be better. the prices are the current asking but I will be able to dicker on each on a bit

Delta JT360 $300

delta 37-190 $275

powermatic 50 $350

ridgid jp0610 $350

Thank You for your help in making my decision.

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#1 posted 11-16-2015 01:38 AM

Assuming they are all in good working order, I would definitely go for the PM50. No question. It is older, but it is also heavier and made with higher quality standards. Heaviness makes it harder to move, but cuts down on vibration and gives you a better cut. It will far out last the other three. Of the three newer models, I would go for the rigid. It gets great reviews.

That being said, they won’t all be in equal condition. Whichever one you go to look at, be sure to run some wood through it, listen for odd noises, listen for the motor pitch to remain unchanged when you test it, bring a straightedge and check the flatness of the beds.

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#2 posted 11-16-2015 02:10 AM

PM 50 !!

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