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#1 posted 09-09-2015 04:45 PM

I vote for one with parallelogram beds. I am a Jet guy, and most of my stationary tools are that brand. However, I sold my Jet jointer to get a parallelogram version. Mine is the Delta DJ-20 but there are several clones out there, most notably the Grizzly 490.

After using a parallelogram bed jointer, the old dovetail style jointers have lost all appeal. The days of shimming the beds coplanar with brass shims or aluminum cans are gone. Very easy to set, and the settings hold firm.

I don’t think Jet makes a parallelogram jointer, and the PM parallelogram jointers are sky high.
Something to consider.

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