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Forum topic by Handyman_Andy posted 03-27-2010 01:18 AM 1030 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Handyman_Andy

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03-27-2010 01:18 AM

Whereas when I recently purchased my planer and all reviews seemed to agree that the Dewalt DW735 was the way to go, I’m scratching my head a little more as to which jointer to buy. I’d like to stick to the budget of no more than $700. I’ve looked at what Grizzly has to offer as well as Jet, Delta and Ridgid and just can’t decide which way to go. Any suggestions from those of you who are happy or perhaps a little less than happy with the jointers you currently own???


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Jordan

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#1 posted 03-27-2010 01:20 AM

Well, if you lived closer, you could have my Delta 6” for $200! Can’t take it when we move – too heavy.
Anyways, I never learned how to use it until Gary gave me some tips and now that I have to leave it behind, I’ve become a whiz at it! I think Delta is a pretty good name.

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#2 posted 03-27-2010 01:24 AM

I don’t believe there’s enough difference to warrant spending a premium on a 6” jointer. Get the one that makes the most sense to you…either for convenience, price, warranty, dealer support, or a combination of those things.

-- Happiness is like wetting your pants...everyone can see it, but only you can feel the warmth....

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Michael Murphy

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#3 posted 03-27-2010 01:27 AM

Make sure the outfeed table is adjustable in height. At least 3 cutters if not a spiral.

$700 would be able to get you an very nice 6”. Look around on Craigslist in your area and surrounding areas. you could probably get an 8” decent used joiner for that if you don’t mind making a day of it.

-- Michael Murphy, Woodland, CA.

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#4 posted 03-27-2010 01:36 AM

I did a lot of shopping before I settled on my Grizzly G0452 … I have been very happy with it.

Fellow LJ John Gray did a review of it ( http://lumberjocks.com/reviews/150 ) that I found very helpful. I got mine about 11 months ago, and have used it on many projects.

-- Gerry -- "I don't plan to ever really grow up ... I'm just going to learn how to act in public!"

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#5 posted 03-27-2010 01:47 AM

No complaints with my Jet JJ-6CS. If you happen to live near a Woodcraft retail store they currently have it on sale for $449. The email I got about that sale said that price was only good at the B&M locations and wasn’t offered at the website.

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#6 posted 03-27-2010 01:51 AM

Hi Andy I have a steel city 6” jointer. I like the machine very much. I have used powermatic and delta also, and they too are good machines. I wish that I would have saved up a little more and had bought an 8” jointer instead. My needs were small when I started out, but got bigger as I went on. One thing that I do recommend is that you buy a jointer that has a long bed on it. putting long boards over it will give better results. Good luck Andy…......Ron

-- Ron, Michigan

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#7 posted 03-27-2010 02:06 AM

I just got an email from Grizzly a couple of mins ago, they have their “6 jointer on for $399.

-- A hammer dangling from a wall will bang and sound like work when the wind blows the right way.

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