This article is from the Woodworking FAQ Collection 3, by multiple authors.
From: email@example.com (Soren LaForce)
News-Software: VAX/VMS VNEWS 1.3-4
Date: Thu, 23 Apr 1992 16:21:24 GMT
I have the ryobi jointer, largely for the same reason you are considering
one. Small shop.
Glass smooth cut.
High speed (2 blades, 16k rpm)
Good dust extraction
Doesn't look like it will rabbit easily (at all?)
The "table extensions" ($50 @ trendlines) are a set of infeed and outfeed
rollers. If you look at the in and out feed tables, there are two threaded
holes near the end of each. A support arm attaches to each of these and
holds the roller about a foot or so from the end of the table. The roller
also has a vertical (angled?) support to keep it from drooping.
I thought $50 was a bit high. I am planning on extending, at least the
outfeed table, about a foot with a piece of 6" aluminum channel that
I have lying around. When I finally get around to this project, I'll
post something covering the results.