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Posted on Bridgewood jointer Bw6j vs bw6r?

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#1 posted 07-12-2020 11:56 PM

Id prefer a larger motor, when this one croaks, i ll upgrade the motor.
- Rrippeon

LOL, Thanks for laugh.

Not trying to start anything, but never understood how folks ‘croak’ a motor in a home shop?

Have never had a motor completely DIE in my home shop in 40 years. Motors do need maintenance?
Usually with; a $20 set of bearings, a $10 capacitor, and/or $10 switch; the problem is fixed for another 10-15 years. Still have 70+ yr old motor purring along fine. Maintenance is whole lot cheaper than spending hundreds for a new motor.
Only in the production factories I supported would motors run till they caught fire, and then would need to replace the poor abused smoking hulk of a motor.

IMHO – You won’t NEED more power.
Besides, it is really hard to use a 6” jointer enough hours per day with too much cut depth, accepting a lousy cut finish; that you burn out a 1HP motor. Unless you intentionally try to burn the motor, blades, and belts on the tool? :)

WANT .vs. NEED are funny things in home shop. BTDTGTTS

Best luck with plans, and please enjoy your new tool.

And just noticed your new here:
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