This article is from the Woodworking FAQ Collection 3, by multiple authors.
From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Willi Lohmann)
Date: 24 Mar 90 14:17:38 GMT
In article <email@example.com> firstname.lastname@example.org (Peter Morreale) writes:
>I'm in the market for a 6" jointer and woud like to hear
>from folks who know about the following:
> Delta motorized
>I've seen the Buffalo..... Spent all day last Saturday trying to find
>Any recommendations?? (Pardon if this was just discussed...)
I haven't seen a Buffalo or a Grizzley (although I have Grizzley's
catalog). But I have seen the Delta and Jet.
In the $300-$400 price range I disqualified the Delta because of
cheapness. It's "made in Taiwan" too, does not have a cast iron
fence, has an adjustable height guage (I'm assuming to cover up
poor manufacturing), and doesn't appear nearly as healthy as the
Jet (all of this IMHO of course). Delta appears to have a better
table movement mechanism. To get a design comparable to the Grizzley
or Jet, you need to move up a notch and look at the Delta 6" in
the $1000 price range. I know you only get what you pay for, but...
I can buy almost any other tool and still have money left over for
the extra $600.
There is something I haven't checked into real closely yet. The
knife sizes listed in catalogs as "standard" do not match the Jet or
Grizzly. I don't have the Delta specs yet. I don't remember the
Grizzly's size, but the Jet is 6"x7/8"x1/8". The "standard" sizes
usually listed are: 6"x5/8"x1/8" and 6"x3/4"x1/8".
Has anybody on the net run into a problem with replacement knife