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#1 posted 02-13-2013 07:22 AM

For what it is worth, I had the delta version of the Grizzly 6×28 benchtop jointer you have above. It took less than 6 months to realize it did not meet the needs of a workshop. (although I did build a set of bunk beds from rough stock with that and a dewalt 735 planer, so it is possible)

I upgraded to a “full size” 6 inch jointer from Steel City for about $500 and have not looked back. While an 8” would be great, it was just too hard to justify the extra cost, and the 6” does 95% of what I need. For the other 5% I just get the mill or yard to make it S3S and pay about 10 cents per bf for the convenience and space savings in the shop.

-- Robert --- making toothpicks one 3x3x12 blank at a time!

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