This article is from the Woodworking FAQ Collection 3, by multiple authors.
From: rlevine@kansas.East.Sun.COM (Rick Levine - Sun BOS Software)
Date: 21 Dec 89 23:22:18 GMT
In article <firstname.lastname@example.org> email@example.com (Steve Strickland) writes:
>In article <firstname.lastname@example.org> email@example.com (Sieweke, Michael A) writes:
>>What exactly is a motorized vs. non-motorized saw?
>>I agree with you on buying quality tools. But I'm curious about how much
>>difference there is between the Grizzly 6" jointer for $330 and the Delta
>>6" jointer for $1000. I have seen the Delta and it is obviously well made,
>>but the Grizzly looks pretty good (in the catalog). I am planning a purchase
>>in the near future, for a home shop. Do you know about these tools?
>>Thanks a lot.
If you're getting past the $600-700 point in a search for a jointer, I'd
suggest you look into used commercial equipment. 10-12" jointers seem to
start at ~$800 around here. Even adding the cost of a rebuilt single
phase motor to drive it, you're getting good deal and a lot more tool for
Avoid ones with square cutterheads, and be cautious about machines with
babbitt bearings, although ones with decent bearings can last a long time
before you need to refurbish them.