This article is from the Woodworking FAQ Collection 3, by multiple authors.
From: jbuffum@apollo.HP.COM (Jeffrey Buffum)
Date: 6 Sep 90 18:33:00 GMT
I am presently considering buying a jointer and have narrowed my search
down to 2; the Jet JJ6 (a traditional 6" jointer) and the Ryobi JP155
(new-style universal motor 6" jointer). I am looking for experience
anyone has had with either one. I read the review in Wood magazine from
about 1 year ago and they recommended the Ryobi due to its cleaner cut
(The Ryobi performs 32000cuts/min, traditional jointers only 16000cuts/min).
I am concerned about its longevity however and the difficulty in performing
accurate work with the very short bed provided with the Ryobi.
At the moment I am leaning towards the Jet. The salesman at my local
Trendlines outlet made the point that if a higher cutting rate is better,
why do even the top of the line models only cut at about 18000cuts/min max.