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Forum topic by rhabyan posted 04-26-2013 12:42 AM 442 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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rhabyan

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04-26-2013 12:42 AM

I am going to get a 6” jointer and am thinking of either the Delta 37-275x pro or a 6” General. Which one should I consider?


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Shawn Masterson

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#1 posted 04-26-2013 01:02 AM

get the longest bed you can find. mine is 44” and it’s not long enough for me, I am looking for at least 66” or more. it has me looking at 8” an jointer, or a long bed 6”.

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#2 posted 04-26-2013 01:05 AM

I would go for the general between those two, or if you can open your options, grizzly.

-- He who dies with the most tools... dies with the emptiest wallet.

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pintodeluxe

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#3 posted 04-26-2013 01:36 AM

I have a 6” Jet. It is very accurate. The bed is 46 or 47” long, and will handle a 6’ board pretty well. Any longer, and you need some roller supports. There are a lot of instances where you will want a wider jointer like a 8” or 12” model, but they are bigger machines that require 220v service and take up more space.

-- Willie, Washington "If You Choose Not To Decide, You Still Have Made a Choice" - Rush

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Woodmaster1

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#4 posted 04-26-2013 01:39 AM

I have six inch long bed jet and it works great.

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#5 posted 04-26-2013 02:40 AM

For about the same price as those jointers you can get an 8” from grizzly. And find yourself a 10% off coupon. http://www.grizzly.com/products/8-x-72-Jointer-with-Mobile-Base/G0656

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#6 posted 04-26-2013 03:04 AM

I would get an 8 inch just for the weight and the extra power with a spiral cutterhead

-- Stevo, work in tha city woodshop in the country

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RodNGun

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#7 posted 04-26-2013 03:15 AM

Powermatic 54 with Byrd head and 66” bed is awesome.

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