I picked this jointer up today with my 20% off coupon, and I also purchased the 2 year warranty from HF for $250.00
It weighs 179. It’s packed good, but I always inspect the box before loading it up.
While I think it’s great that Chinese companies are buying up all of our old die-cast tools from years gone by, I happen to like those old tools even though my back hates them.
That’s about all the good I have to say about China.
The assembly was gruesome and wretched. The instructions contained 30% useful information, and if it weren’t for the parts breakdown picture I’d never have gotten it together.
The chip shoot is simply the biggest joke I’ve ever seen. They try to get you to put it together when you’re putting the stand together, but once that is finished, just put it aside till you’re done. Then you’ll likely have to take it apart to get it in the space. It’s not easy and you need to be able to contort yourself a little bit.
It works like a champ and it’s very quiet too.
Now that the assembly is over, I hope to develop a good working relationship with this jointer and I hope that my production time is cut significantly.
-- A positive attitude will take you much further than positive thinking ever will.