Cutech benchtop 8 " jointer

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Review by michelletwo posted 07-07-2018 12:03 PM 6884 views 0 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I was in the market for an 8” jointer and have read great reviews for this . When they had free shipping over the holiday, I ordered one. For over 30 yrs I have used a 6” delta with knives and I got very tired of sharpening them, and resetting. A real pain. I need to make space in my shop so this small jointer seemed a good fit.
1. the ordering on the site was simple and easy
2. the package shipped UPS and was very well packed. The jointer was totally surrounded by form fitting styro. Arrived in perfect condition 3.Easy to put the few parts together, IF one does NOT try to figure out the directions. This is the only negative I have about this jointer.
4. I had a concern that the fence would not be strong and wiggle..heck it is made of plastic and aluminum. I was pleasantly surprised that is is rock solid
5. the universal motor is a bit noisy, but way less than say a dewalt 735 planer
6. I have only had this for a few days, but I have jointed a lot of wood on it. So far I am very impressed with the finish the carbide leaves. The tables were co-planer, and the mechanism that raises and lowers the infeed is simple and easy.
7. the dust collection with my 3hsp DC was terrific.
8.. All in all this little jointer has a home with me . I am very pleased with it.

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#1 posted 07-07-2018 12:06 PM

Very nice. I just googled this one. Very affordable.

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#2 posted 07-07-2018 12:08 PM

google up Cutech and order direct from them…469.00 US they have other jointers too, so you have choices.

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#3 posted 07-07-2018 02:24 PM

That is really nice with the helical head for that price! A head like that for my 6” Grizzly costs almost that much!!

Good find, Michelle!!

Cheers, Jim

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#4 posted 07-07-2018 03:26 PM

Interesting, have been thinking about a table top jointer ever since getting my 12” Combo machine.
Porter cable sells a 6” which is all I would need, but not sure going back to blades best decision?
This may be another option but surprised by noise level which is one of the reason I got rid of my
Hitachi F-1000. I found that with sharp blades the finish seems nicer than the carbide inserts?

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#5 posted 07-08-2018 10:46 AM

I’m glad it works good and not a lemon

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#6 posted 07-08-2018 04:56 PM

here is a vid to look at

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#7 posted 07-08-2018 10:45 PM

+1 on this, I bought about 3 months ago and love it. I’ve put some miles on it and it has held up great.

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#8 posted 07-09-2018 06:08 PM

I’ve heard lots of great things about that jointer. Glad you are enjoying it!

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#9 posted 07-09-2018 06:47 PM

Glad you like it.

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#10 posted 07-10-2018 01:44 PM

I’ve had the Cutech 6” jointer for about two years now and I’m very pleased with it. Thought about changing over to carbide cutters, but the HSS is holding up very well. Been running some fairly hard wood – Jatoba & Cocabola – and haven’t had to turn any cutters around yet.

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#11 posted 07-10-2018 04:03 PM

I have this same model. I’m a novice woodworker and haven’t put anything really hard through it yet, but so far it’s been great for everything I’ve done.

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#12 posted 09-04-2018 11:33 AM

I have the 6” model. No real complaints either.

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#13 posted 12-24-2018 11:32 PM

I ordered one a few days ago… with the holiday rush (and free shipping deal !)... it’s not scheduled to arrive until early January….. next “stop”... SawStop and the woodworking convention in SPringfield Ma. this January ! Baby… it’s cold outside !

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