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Forum topic by Clk51212 posted 01-26-2017 03:23 PM 557 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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01-26-2017 03:23 PM

Looking for a new 8” jointer after much research wanted a parallelogram bed. Now that I have the cash not one to be found grizzly shopfox steelex baileigh all sold out 8-12 weeks. Wood working is a part time gig for me and make extra cash on the side doesn’t hurt lol. Now should I wait 12 weeks or more or go with a wedgebed that has been the std for years. My budget is around 2400 looked at the Powermatic parallelogram but it’s going into basement shop and the weight would rule that one out I think. Any thoughts or insight would be greatly appreciated


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#1 posted 01-26-2017 03:34 PM

You can always take it apart.

Sometimes things are worth waiting for.

-- Shooting down the walls of heartache. Bang bang. I am. The warrior.

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#2 posted 01-26-2017 03:50 PM

I agree thought about that but for same price I can get the Powermatic wedge with spiral head

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#3 posted 01-26-2017 06:05 PM

Problem solved grizzly just got a couple 490 jointers in for my zip
Orderd the shelix head and new bearings

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#4 posted 01-26-2017 06:29 PM

Spiral head is #1 upgrade, parallelogram beds is a close #2.
I use the Delta DJ-20 with parallelogram beds and it is great. Settings never change, and the tables never sag.

-- Willie, Washington "If You Choose Not To Decide, You Still Have Made a Choice" - Rush

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#5 posted 01-26-2017 06:38 PM

Shelix head is awesome

-- Shooting down the walls of heartache. Bang bang. I am. The warrior.

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