|Forum topic by justinwdemoss||posted 120 days ago||494 views||0 times favorited||7 replies|
120 days ago
Let me begin by stating that I realize that I have not included pictures as I didn’t have my phone with me in the showroom. The local machinery sales store has a good selection of jointers and got rid of my bench top craftsman and am looking for a full size. I do not want to order online and pay shipping and deal with delivery so i am looking local. Here are my options and I want to know any thought from lumberjocks that have experience with either model.
The commonalities: both machines are used, clean, 110 single phase power. Original knives that need sharpening. Built in mobile base
Steel City 40615 Long bed jointer. 2007 model. 1.5 hp motor. 55 inch bed. 4 inch dust port. In feed bed hand wheel and 1/8 inch depth detent on front of tool. $525
Shop Fox W1745 2011 model. 1 hp motor. 42 inch bed. Dust shoot, but no port Level operated in feed adjustment with 1/8 inch detent on back of machine. $425
The big plus for the Shop fox is my small shop space and the $100 lower price.However, the Shop Fox is a low end tool but the shop sells new ones and supports them. The Steel City pros are the weight, length of bed, and beefier fence. The Steel City model has been replaced by the 40625.
I will likely act in the next week.
Thanks in advance for the help.
-- Justin in Loveland, OH