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hokieman

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#1 posted 04-23-2020 03:12 PM

I bought that jointer almost 40 years ago and still use it, I have never understood the resistance some folks have to a fixed outfeed table. The infeed table on this model is fully adjustable on all 4 of its corners. It takes a little patience but I can get mine adjusted fine. I only have to mess with one table. When I think of a jointer with adjustable Infeed and outfeed tables I would think you enter in more room for error. You have to adjust one extra table. But then again, I have never owned a jointer with both tables adjustable so I might be wrong.

With respect to this jointer, my major beef with mine is it was not well machined. The tables are not completely flat which is bothersome. Out by as much as 10 thou. Watch out for that. Also check to make sure the adjustment on the I feed table is not sloppy. I agree with you, though, $150 is too much. Mine isn’t worth that but then again I’d rather buy other tools I don’t have rather than replacing my jointer.

If I didn’t have a jointer, then no question, I would get an 8 inch jointer with a spiral cutter head. These are expensive but if you are young and have many, many years of woodworking in your future I don’t think you’d regret it.


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