I can get this at Lowes for $375.
12-Blade 115-Volt Bench Jointer
Patented Helical Head: Helical cutterhead has indexable carbide inserts for a superior finish, longer cut time, and quieter operation
Motor: 12 amp, 115v, 60Hz
Speed: 12000 RPM
Cutting capacity: width: 6 1/8”, depth: 1/8”
Number of knives: 12 two-sided high speed steel inserts
Cast iron work top and aluminum fence
I can get this at Lowes for $250
2-Blade 120-Volt Bench Jointer
Variable speed range of 6000 to 11000 RPM allows the user to select the right speed for the size and hardness of material being cut
Two-knife cutter head with jackscrew knife leveling arrangement allows for easy replacement and adjustment of knives
Built-in cutter head lock facilitates knife replacement and adjustment
Center mounted fence gives needed support throughout the cut for accurate edge jointing
This is on sale for $175 at HF
Make fast, clean rabbet cuts up to 3/8”
Versatile jointer features cast iron fence assembly with positive stops at 45° and 176°
and 90° and 176°
Infeed and outfeed tables adjust by rack and pinion controls
Precision ground steel knives
Motor: 1 HP, 110V, 8 amp
Infeed table size: 22-1/2”
Outfeed table size: 19-1/2”
Overall table length: 42-1/2”
Cutterhead speed: 4600 RPM
Cutterhead size: 3”
Max depth of cut: 3/8”
Shipping Weight: 179.92 lb.
I’m partial to the HF model but I like the higher speeds of the other two. I have a $500 credit at Lowes too.
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