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Forum topic by mds4752 posted 12-14-2013 09:54 PM 495 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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mds4752

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12-14-2013 09:54 PM

Found a couple used 6” jointers in my budget.

Powermatic 53 and a Jet JJ-6CSX. Both appear to be in comparable shape (which is very good) and both sellers are asking about the same $$$. The units seem to match up very closely in terms of specs.

Anyone have any advice for me between these 2?

I guess 1) machine performance, 2) machine longevity and 3) parts availability / cost would be factors I’d like to know about if anyone has input.

Thanks in advance.

Mike

-- "Live each day as if it were your last; one day you're sure to be right." -- Lt Harry "Breaker" Morant


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#1 posted 12-15-2013 12:51 AM

I’d go with the Powermatic, all things being equal. As always, plug it in and take a good look-see before you hand over the cash!

I have very seldom heard anything negative about their machinery. I cannot say the same about Jet. Seems Jet can be hit or miss – either you love their tools or you have problems with them. Doesn’t seem to be a middle ground.

Just my humble opinion. Good luck with your purchase.

Cheers!

-- Dave; Lansing, Kansas

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#2 posted 12-15-2013 01:15 AM

Thanks for that tip. I’ve heard the same thing from another guy who’s very knowledgeable, so I guess I’ll get the Powermatic.

I’m excited to bring it in…

-- "Live each day as if it were your last; one day you're sure to be right." -- Lt Harry "Breaker" Morant

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