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mark

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2751 days ago

I am finally looking for a jointer to add to my tool collection. I would like to get a 8” jointer but my current shop does not have the power necessary to run it. I have decided to go with a bench-top model mainly due to budget constraints and the fact that I plan on replacing it in 3-5 years.

I have searched the web and e Bay for a full size 6” jointer that is not to far away from me and affordable ~$200 price range .

So far I have been able to find very little on bench-top jointer’s and want to make a wise decision before purchasing a bench-top model. So far the Grizzly doesn’t look all that bad, however I could be wrong.

-- Mark, Norfolk, VA


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schroeder

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#1 posted 2751 days ago

Mark, for what it’s worth I’ve had great luck with Grizzly. If you go with them, post how it works for you please.

Schroeder

-- The Gnarly Wood Shoppe

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Corndog

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#2 posted 2751 days ago

For the love of all things wood…STAY AWAY FROM THE DELTA BENCH TOP!!!
Biggest waste of cash I ever had the displeasure to own.

-- I've got a bandsaw in my kitchen...

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Bill

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#3 posted 2750 days ago

I have a Ridgid 6 in jointer that I bought at Home Depot for around $350. So far it works great for my needs. While I wish it was wider, it does what I need for now. My next step would be to add a planner to take care of the board thickness, especially with wide boards.

-- Bill, Turlock California, http://www.brookswoodworks.com

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mark

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#4 posted 2749 days ago

Corndog … What kind of problems did you have with the Delta?

-- Mark, Norfolk, VA

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Corndog

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#5 posted 2749 days ago

Drooping and twisted outfeed table,a WAY to flex-y fence, flimsy locking knobs{they all broke}
beds are too short for anything over 2’....I monkeed with that POS fer 3 years before I finally gave it away…I kinda feel bad ‘cause I pawned it off on a good friend of mine.
Come to think of it, I haven’t heard from him for a while!!!!

-- I've got a bandsaw in my kitchen...

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Ethan Sincox

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#6 posted 2749 days ago

I was just talking to one of my friends last night and he mentioned that he has the Ridgid 6” jointer (We were talking tablesaws and comparing the TS3650, which I have, with the TS3612, which he has). He said he loves it, and wouldn’t hesitate to buy any of the Ridgid-brand stationary tools.

-- Ethan, http://thekiltedwoodworker.com

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Corndog

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#7 posted 2749 days ago

That is my next Ridgid tool. I love the stuff.

-- I've got a bandsaw in my kitchen...

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DaveC

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#8 posted 2749 days ago

I just purchased a Shop Fox W1745. $430.00 (Same price as the Grizzly G0452 when you consider shipping. I was able to pick up the Shop Fox locally)
http://www.woodstockint.com/Products/W1745/
http://www.grizzly.com/products/G0452

So far I love it!

Dave.

-- Dave.

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mark

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#9 posted 2743 days ago

Well, I decided that I am going to just go with a regular 6” jointer and abandon the idea of going with a benchtop model.

Does anyone have the Jet JJ-6CSX 6” JOINTER? It looks like a nice model and my local woodcraft has it for $399.99 and next Saturday there is an additional 10% off between 8am and 11am on all power tools!

-- Mark, Norfolk, VA

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Dollarbill

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#10 posted 2741 days ago

Mark, I have the Grizzly G1182 and it works just fine. They have a new model that looks real good that I like even better. It is the G0452 and it even comes with built in mobile base and dust chute. $325 and $65 shipping. I think I like the looks of it even better than mine. I also had a bench top that I am looking to give to someone that I don’t like. Bill

-- Make Dust

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Shawn

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#11 posted 2741 days ago

you can not like me Dollar Bill, I’d suffer through a bench top jointer…may take advantage of my welding skills and see if I can do something with it thought ;)

-- Cheers

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Dollarbill

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#12 posted 2741 days ago

Shawn, You are welcome to it my friend. You live far enough away from Louisiana that after you drive all the way down here to get it, you wont want to drive all the way back just to kick my butt. But it is free. Bill

-- Make Dust

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mark

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#13 posted 2741 days ago

Well, I pulled the trigger, blew my budget (with wife’s approval of course) and ordered the new Steel City’s 6” Deluxe jointer Model 40615 from my local Woodcraft store.

Free shipping and $100 rebate to boot. Now all I need is a few friends to help bring it home since it weights in at 397 lbs.

Thank goodness it has a mobile base so I can reposition it in my shop. I also need to make some room for it since it as a much longer bed than I planed on getting.

-- Mark, Norfolk, VA

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Shawn

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#14 posted 2741 days ago

lol, I’m sure by the time I pay for shipping from the gulf cost to the pacific northwest, then duty to have it brought accross the boarder, and, the taxes the wonderful canadian government would charge me…I think I could afford an 8’ jointer for about the same price…though I have no idea how much it weighs.

-- Cheers

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Dollarbill

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#15 posted 2741 days ago

Shawn, the P.O.S. weights about 3 kilos. No wonder it is so wonderful peice of equiptment.

Bill

-- Make Dust

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