|Forum topic by Amir1234||posted 02-26-2009 08:05 PM||1129 views||0 times favorited||2 replies|
02-26-2009 08:05 PM
I work wood as a hobby, but do tackle rather good size projects, such as doors, bed, cabinets, etc. This may be a familiar situation to many, so here it goes – I currently have a 6” Ridgid jointer and a 14” Delta bandsaw. Jointer works fine, but is often too small. The bandsaw, well, I just keep the sledge hammer away when I work with it. So, its time to replace!
I have been looking up and down – from Minimax to Grizzly. Of course, we all would like to have the best we can have, and if I pushed myself, I could probably come up with the money to buy from Hammer (Felder). But it really bugs me to spend more money on the jointer than my table saw!
And the question is – are they really that different? Lets say Grizzly 12” jointer(just jointer) versus Hammer A31 combo?
For those of you who have been in my situation, would appreciate sharing your experiences and if you would do what you did again?