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Forum topic by lloyddlloyd posted 06-03-2008 05:32 AM 996 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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lloyddlloyd

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06-03-2008 05:32 AM

Hey all, I am new to lumberjoks. Wondering if I may pick your brains. I am in the process of buying a 6” jointer. I am afraid I have exhausted my research. Looked at Grizzly G0604 $ 575+ shipping or I can get locally a Jet 708457DXK $699 or steel city tools 40615 also $699. My greatest concern is that it has easy setup and maintenance. I am visually Impaired and the less tinkering with maintenance the better and yes I still have all my fingers. I must say was impressed with the Steel City and its long bed is nice that comes in handy when you have limited sight even when working with small matirial.


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#1 posted 06-03-2008 06:18 AM

They all should work fine with a minimum of fuss.

Which you select is a personal choice.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#2 posted 06-03-2008 06:37 AM

I have had the grizzly 6” 48” bed for 6 years now, on original set of blades. Just sold it to the art teacher at my school so I would have an excuse to get an 8” spiral cutter. Only problem is in the switch after 6 years. Just a couple of months about I turned it on, jointed my boards, pressed down on the switch and it didn’t turn off. Apparently the contacts in the switch fused itself to bypass the switch. I just simply put in a standard light switch and it has been working fine. A simple $3 switch from a tool catalog will also work, but I had the light switch around and it works, why change it again?

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#3 posted 06-03-2008 06:40 AM

I don’t really now about those. I recently bought the Ridgid 6” jointer and love it, the assembly was easy enough even thought the instructions are sorry. Everything was adjusted properly right out of the box. Costs about 400 at HD.

-- Glenn, New Mexico

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#4 posted 06-03-2008 06:53 AM

I have a General long bed 6” jointer and it is great from a setup and use perspective. The one below is similar.

http://www.woodcraft.com/family.aspx?FamilyId=5947

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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#5 posted 06-03-2008 11:59 AM

I have a Rikon that I got at woodcraft. It’s a great machine, and works very well. It runs around $450 without shipping if you can pick it up at there store. the only draw back is that the instruction manual is terrible. It leaves out what a couple of hte tools that are supplied are for, which pulley is for the faster speed, how to level the knives. you can figure everything out on your own if you spend a little time with it.

-- Joey, Magee, Ms http://woodnwaresms.com

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