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Forum topic by RichRiddle posted 04-04-2012 01:54 AM 1203 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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04-04-2012 01:54 AM

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I own an older Jet 8” jointer and was considering placing a Shelix head on it, but after consideration am pondering a new jointer planer instead. I would like a 12” model. Do any of you have recommendations on a model or manufacturer. Hammer sent information and seems the leader of the pack at the moment. The A3-31 looks appealing. Anyone know the cost and lead time? Thanks.

-- Thanks, Rich

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#1 posted 04-04-2012 02:22 AM

Just keep the rule in mind. The wider the jointer you use the more it will cost for the materal (lumber) you use.

-- Nils, So. Central MI. Wood is honest.Take the effort to understand what it has to tell you before you try to change it.

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#2 posted 04-05-2012 02:00 PM

I have a 8” Delta Dj-20 and am very happy with it but I would love to have a 12” DJ-30 but not at what one costs. I’d look around for old iron at machinery surplus places and maybe see if you can find one there for less cost. I’ve looked at some but man they are big and heavy. Don’t know if I’d be able to get one down in my basement workshop, two 90 degree tight turns to get down the stair. But would love to have one no doubt.

-- -Curt, Milwaukee, WI

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#3 posted 04-05-2012 06:45 PM

This is from the Hammer website.
For $2999.00 I think I would look for something used.

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#4 posted 04-05-2012 09:55 PM

I have the Hammer A3-31 and is is very nice. It has a small footprint that is perfect for a small shop. It took about 2 months to get it and It was around $800.00 shipping. That is pretty high but if you want it you have to pay the price. I recomd it highly. Good Luck.

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#5 posted 04-06-2012 12:33 AM

Thanks for all the information. $800 shipping seems extremely high. I get to the East Coast on a regular basis. I wonder if they allow picking up at their location. I would like to find one used, but few are listed.

-- Thanks, Rich

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