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BroncoBrian

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#1 posted 06-29-2018 03:23 PM



Well I decided to go with a straight knife Powermatic 8” with the dovetail ways.
I was kind of torn on the parllellogram version for only $300 more but ultimately decided I didn t want to deal with moving that beast its over 700 lbs, and was $300 more than the $2k I had set as my original max budget. Now I play the waiting game as I wait for it to arrive.

Thanks for all the help.

- TheLorax

Great decision!

I have used all of those you mentioned. If I could rewind 2 years, I would pay the difference for the PM over the Jet, but only for fit and finish. PM tools are excellent. I chose my PM bandsaw over the Jet last minute, glad I did, it is great!

I went with the Jet 8” HH and also love it. I was able to level the tables just fine. Also was considering the PM parallel tables, but once set, you do not have to move them.

I don’t agree with some of the comments about the head. The HH is VERY good, all the benefits of the 4-sides blades, and quiet. You were choosing between a group of excellent jointers. I’d take any of them over the grizzly models and the 8” was the only way to go. CL is full of 6” jointers for a reason.

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