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05-13-2018 01:46 AM

Does anyone know who has an 8 inch jointer for immediate shipment, I’m hoping to be in the $ 1200 – 1500 dollar range, I like Grizzly, no luck. Shop Fox, no luck, Delta, no luck, etc…. WTH? Naturally I’d love a Powermatic, but a bit pricey for me.


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#1 posted 05-13-2018 02:11 AM

Pricey but better finish.

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#2 posted 05-13-2018 02:36 AM

Read the article in the July issue of Wood magazine. It talks about the Chinese crackdown on factories and pollution controls. Ive been trying to get an 8” Jointer since last November to no avail so I went the POWERMATIC route. Jet is an option for you. I believe they have an 8” jointer with straight knives for about $1500.

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#3 posted 05-13-2018 03:29 AM

Are they all made in China? Where’s Powermatic made? Jet?

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#6 posted 05-13-2018 10:19 AM

Check with your local woodworking supply dealer. I have two in the area that have them in the showroom. I don’t know the price but they are jet and powermatic.

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#7 posted 05-13-2018 03:00 PM

I just bought a new Dewalt DW735 planer kit with the extra blades and table extensions for $450 on Amazon last week (the price is now back up to $599) and while my present equipment budget is essentially nil right now, I have a great Chief Fiscal Officer (and loving wife) that approved the purchase.

Of course, the companion to a planer is a Jointer but with my current budget, my options were limited. A search of Craigslist and Facebook Marketplace found a multitude of used 6” jointers of varying quality, but larger ones are more difficult to come by. Interestingly, an 8” Grizzly G0490 Jointer with Parallelogram beds had just been listed on Facebook Marketplace for $800 and was located only about 70 miles away. After a short correspondence and an afternoon drive with my CFO / wife, I now have a three year old jointer in great condition sitting in my shop for the purchase price of $750. The previous owner is moving out of state and was selling his complete collection of Grizzly woodworking equipment and while this doesn’t happen every day, I was fortunate enough to find a great buy.

While I prefer to buy new and all of my other equipment was purchased new, it doesn’t hurt to check the used options on the chance of finding a viable alternative.

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#8 posted 05-13-2018 03:04 PM

Have you looked on ebay? There are a lot of dealers there who sell new machinery and if it’s listed, it’s usually in stock.

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#9 posted 05-13-2018 06:15 PM



Are they all made in China? Where s Powermatic made? Jet?

- tom3767


Steelex, Shopfox and most Grizzly are made in China proper. Jet ( i think) and Powermatic are made in Taiwan to better specs and tighter tolerances.

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#10 posted 05-13-2018 07:28 PM

Tom, Equipment sales and service auburn Washington, powermatic 8” jointer 1800 free shipping.

Bought my jet 12” jointer planer and drum sander from them. Great service and quick delivery Right to my front door..

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#11 posted 05-13-2018 11:15 PM

Grizzly is a volume seller of machinery, they sell at a lower price than jet or powermatic, cut a few corners but give you a decent value for non production use. Being a volume dealer means they move a lot of products and I think they fell short of seeing the shortage coming down the road. I think Shop Fox And Steelex profited by Grizzly falling short of demand during this lull. I looked up Steelex jointer on eBay and they had one 6” straight knife jointer listed for 2400 shipped so it looks like their stock has dwindled also, and prices reflect demand.

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#12 posted 05-15-2018 09:21 PM

Baileigh has 8” jointers in stock. https://www.baileigh.com/jointer-ij-875

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#13 posted 05-15-2018 09:33 PM



Are they all made in China? Where s Powermatic made? Jet?

- tom3767

Are they all made in China? Where s Powermatic made? Jet?

- tom3767

Steelex, Shopfox and most Grizzly are made in China proper. Jet ( i think) and Powermatic are made in Taiwan to better specs and tighter tolerances.

- ScottKaye

Yep- JET is also made in Taiwan. I have the JWJ-8CS mentioned here and it says made in Taiwan.

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#14 posted 05-15-2018 09:37 PM

If you are interested in the JWJ-8CS, I’d recommend it. It has been working well for me. The finish on it is nice and milling lumber on it has been great. I do need to make another adjustment on the pulley \ belt though since there is still a thump when I start it up.

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#15 posted 05-16-2018 02:16 PM

Here ya go bit more, but basically the same machine as a Grizzly.

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