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Fred Hargis

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#1 posted 09-09-2015 01:40 PM

The Jet 8” jointer hasn’t changed much in many years. I have one I bought one in 1999 (new) and it’s still going strong without any problems ( I think I did blow a capacitor on the motor once). I replaced the 3 knife head with a Byrd about 5 years ago. It’s a dovetail way jointer, which I kinda prefer to a parallelogram design. It’s a lot less expensive, and a very good machine. That said, when I bought it I was drawn to it because of the cost and if choosing between the 2 (without cost as a factor) I’d love to have the PM.

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