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49 Re: Buying a 6" Jointer

From: djk@sequent.com
Date: 19 Mar 91 16:37:06 GMT

marshall@wind55.seri.gov (Marshall L. Buhl) writes:

>I'm leaning toward the (probably more expensive - freight) Grizzley
>because of the enclosed base and dust collection and the larger table.
>I also think I'll need the mobile base too. I'm going to need to move
>it out into the open to use it.

>Anyone care to change my mind?

For the money you're talking you could also think about the Powermatic
Artisan series 6" jointer. It has most of the features you've
described of the grizzly (although I've never compared them myself),
with two exceptions: It has an extruded aluminum fence and
a "better" cutter head (let someone from Powermatic explain that).

I did compare the Jet and the Powermatic, and the Powermatic was
definitely worth the $120 more I paid for it -- a more rigid stand,
more powerful moter, better machining on the bed, comes with a
dust chute; all in all a nice little machine.




 

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