This article is from the Woodworking FAQ Collection 3, by multiple authors.
From: email@example.com (steven.r.beckle)
Date: Mon, 13 Jan 1992 16:46:40 GMT
I'll throw in my 2 cents worth on the jointer discussion. I have
the Grizzly 6" with 48" bed. Got it for $349 and about $50 shipping
from Pennsylvania to Illinois. I think it's got the Delta beat
by a mile. Delta has a cheap little aluminum fence with toys
for angle stops. Grizzly has a nice big cast iron fence with an infinite
setting adjustment to get you right up to perpendicular easily.
There's more table surface with the Grizzly, too, if I remember.
As for operation, I'm very pleased with the Grizzly. I threw away
the cheap little blade setting jig and got a Magnaset for blade
alignment, but haven't had to use it yet. The cabinet style base
has a chip chute you can put a box at the outlet of to collect the
mess you make. Both infeed and outfeed tables are adjustable, too.
I'm sure Delta's bigger jointer model is fine,
and I have a couple of Delta saws myself; I'm not knocking them.
But if you're going to pay $350-$400 for a jointer, then
I would go with the Grizzly instead of the Delta. I did.