General Jointer, same but different?

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Forum topic by electricalD posted 10-12-2011 02:59 AM 1152 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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10-12-2011 02:59 AM

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?

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#1 posted 10-12-2011 07:08 AM

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

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

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#2 posted 10-23-2011 10:02 PM


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

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#3 posted 10-24-2011 03:30 AM

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.

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