|Forum topic by bbasiaga||posted 12-20-2012 03:30 PM||707 views||0 times favorited||2 replies|
12-20-2012 03:30 PM
I got so much good advice on portable table saws, I thought I’d ask about another tool I need soon…bench jointer.
I don’t have the space for a floor standing, so much like the table saw I’m looking for a smaller table sized unit. I have seen the shop-fox, porter cable and Steel City. The local woodworking shop has the Shop Fox. It looks pretty nice, and I believe is the same unit as the similarly priced Grizzly. I have not seen the Porter Cable in person, though they seem to be a quality brand. I’m curious if that is actually the same machine as the Shopfox/Grizzly as well, since it is almost exactly the same price and looks very similar. I’m not faimilair with STeel city at all, but it is about $100 more and has a helical cutter head.
So…since I have to live with the limitations of a short bed jointer, which of these is the best? Any othe guys like me here with small/no shop using these?
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