parallelogram jointer

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Forum topic by Steve posted 09-23-2014 12:56 AM 1353 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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09-23-2014 12:56 AM

So just wondering if there are any advantages of having a parallelogram jointer or not?

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#1 posted 09-23-2014 01:41 AM

Short answer- Hell yes there is.

Long Answer

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#2 posted 09-23-2014 11:31 AM

Personally, if it cost extra versus the DT jointer I wouldn’t pay it. No doubt it has some advantages, just none that justify extra $ (IMHO). If your DT jointer is true (co -planer) it will stay that way a very long time.In the 12 years or so I’ve had the one I have now I think I may have adjusted the depth of cut maybe 10 times….which kinds negates the smooth adjustment stuff. As for the closer gap around the cutterhead, I don’t see that as being a big deal. But again, it’s just my opinion.

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#3 posted 09-23-2014 01:16 PM

I have a Grizzly G0609 and like it very much. Tables are perfectly flat, and if not you can easily adjust it.
Had a new Sunhill Oliver before, no way I could get it adjusted to cut right. The Sunhill had the old dovetail ways.

-- Jim from Kansas

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