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electricalD

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1002 days ago

Hi everyone, I am looking at getting a jointer (my first) and am pretty much positive on the 6” General. There are two types: the 80-075L which is the open style and the 80-100L, the closed. Both these units have the 55 1/4” table and about the only difference I can see is the open and closed style. Do any of you own one of these or have used one that can attest to them? About the only thing that comes to mind is the dust collection issue. Anyone have any input on this?
Regards,
Dan

-- If there were no God, there would be no atheists, G. K. Chesterton


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fussy

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#1 posted 1002 days ago

I don’t know about the General I’m sure it’s fine, but if you want a good 6” jointer and have a Harbor Freight near you, they are closing out their 6” jointer @ $150.00 in-store only. It’s a great basic jointer> I have had mine for 6 years with no complaints. As to dust collection, that is not an issue with jointers. Just big chips. I just let it rip and shovel up the mess at the end of the day
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Steve

-- Steve in KY. 44 years so far with my lovely bride. Think I'll keep her.

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RaymondAbel

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#2 posted 990 days ago

allo

I had a 80-100L for many years : work very well
I changed because I had the chance to go to a 8” cutterhead. Beside that , I would probably have not change

-- "Ceci est un hobby, c'est pas supposé "faire de sens".

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tenontim

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#3 posted 990 days ago

If you’re going with a 6” jointer look at the Powermatic 54a. It has a 66” bed for about the same money. Top quality jointer.

-- Tim

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