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Mark

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433 days ago

I’m kinda trolling around looking at 6” jointers. I guess they’re just like band saws and table saws…Pretty much all made in 3 factories, if that many. Most of them look alike but have different prices. Very confusing. I usually end up going to Canadian Wood worker for my machinery. A bit more expensive, but their shop is about 2 miles from my place. Grizzly is pretty close as well, but there’s that whole boarder hassle that will only get worse. Any thoughts on buying NEW machinery? I know there are a whack of deals in CL but even though I can barely afford it, I kinda like new.

-- Mark


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#1 posted 433 days ago

I just got a Grizzly G0452P, have not used it yet so I can’t give you any insight on how it works but its been a round for awhile and there are plenty reviews on it. I would not make the trip across the border to get one. You are better off going to Canadian Wood worker and picking up the Rikon or General 6” that they sell there.

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a1Jim

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#2 posted 433 days ago

Having a company close that will back up your purchase is very handy,since I’m not in your area I don’t know anthing about the equipment Canadian wood worker sells or how their service is ,on the other hand I’ve been happy with the grizzly tools I’ve bought in the past. As far as choosing a jointer I would get one with the longest table possible and with a spiral cutting head if your budget will allow.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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NiteWalker

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#3 posted 433 days ago

Mark, I’m with you on new tools.
I would go with grizzly. I have my eye on the G0452 with spiral cutterhead.

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

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Mark

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#4 posted 433 days ago

As an off shoot of my original question would recommend a jointer or a lunch box planer. I use a lot of 4/4 X what ever hard wood. The thought was to rip it to size the run it through the jointer. Or is that the long way around?

-- Mark

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a1Jim

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#5 posted 433 days ago

Mark to square up material you first joint one side and plane the other. If you just plane material the planner will just follow any problems you have with the unjonted side. Using the jointer and then the planner will give you parallel sides.
Of course to get square material you need to joint two side of your material 90 degrees from each other.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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Mark

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#6 posted 433 days ago

Of coarse. Makes good scence. Thank you Jim.

-- Mark

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Straightbowed

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#7 posted 433 days ago

buy a 8 inch jointer and you will be happy happy happy

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

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Shawn Masterson

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#8 posted 432 days ago

I started with a 4” Rockwell. I very quickly moved to a mid 50’s 6” delta with an art deco stand. I just restored it to get the most out of it when I sell it. The bed is 44”. it works for most, but I really have found the need for something longer. I have been looking at the 6” long bed over 60”, and the 8” most are 72”. My problem is used prices are so close to a new Grizzly. my main advise is go bigger now and be happier longer.

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b2rtch

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#9 posted 432 days ago

Go straight to 8.00”.
If you buy a 6.00” first very soon you will find that it really is too small and you will want a 8.00”.
Buy a 8.00.
I bought a used 8.00” Powermatic for $400.00 and I installed a spiral head and a bigger motor.

http://lumberjocks.com/b2rtch/blog/31439

-- Bert

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b2rtch

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#10 posted 432 days ago

Did you look at this one?

http://lumberjocks.com/reviews/3385

Of course the helical head is a lot of money at the beginning but the other day I was reading a post of guy who say that in 3 years he never yet had to rotate one of the cutters and that it still cuts as new.
In addition of a superior cut and finish, the installation of the cutters is extremely fast and easy and very inexpensive.
A helical head makes a total of sense on the long run.

-- Bert

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Mark

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#11 posted 431 days ago

Ya. I saw that one Bert. The jury ’s still out on Craftex. No slag intended to Craftex owners. I just don’t see a whole lot of reviews here or any where for C products. That sucks because they’re fairly close to home and their prices are pretty good.

-- Mark

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RibsBrisket4me

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#12 posted 431 days ago

Mark you are correct…lots of the same out there. I have the Craftsman which people bash and yet it’s the same as the Grizz which people love. HAHA….I also got the Craftsman at a lower price that the Grizz…and yes that is rare.

Also rare is I am a guy who has a 6 inch jointer and never for a second wanted an 8”. 8 inch jointers are beasts that weigh a ton and use 220V. When I was moving every 2 yrs in the military, I needed to keep things “light” and now that I’m retired from the Air Force, I am still happy with what I have.

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#13 posted 431 days ago

http://www.grizzly.com/products/10-Jointer-Planer-Combo/G0675

An affordable Jointer Planer combo is awesome as well.

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