|Forum topic by TheHarr||posted 1902 days ago||2487 views||0 times favorited||6 replies|
1902 days ago
I’m looking to upgrade my detla model 37-280 6” jointer. My reason for wanting to upgrade is because the center fence mount is flimsy. I already had to replace the center support (part #1342336, cost $69.02.) because a piece of 2” PVC pipe fell on it and snapped in half. Also, I had to replace the motor relay. As far as performance goes, it works great. It’s well suited to shorter boards, under 6 feet, but the fence center mount starts to flex when challenged with heavier pieces.
My 2 car wood shop is typically space challanged so I want a smaller machine that is mobile. I came across the Rikon 6” jointer. The features I find attractive are, 1) locking cutter head for easy knife changing, 2) the 2 speed motor and 3) the heavy duty fence center mount with those fancy control knobs.
This will be my THIRD jointer, I want to be very, very sure that I will be satified with my last jointer purchase.
I’m looking forward to your comments.
-- The wood is good.