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Forum topic by weathersfuori posted 10-04-2017 01:41 AM 1738 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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10-04-2017 01:41 AM

Topic tags/keywords: jointer tools steelex grizzly

The only large tool I lost in the flood (Harvey) was my Delta 6” jointer. It was a great starter jointer and I probably never would have replaced it, but since it now needs replacing (or at least repair/new motor), I’m thinking of upgrading to a longer table and an 8” jointer.

I have to be realistic with my budget and this usually means leaning toward Grizzly. So far I’ve been very happy with my band saw and cabinet saw from them. So looking at the Grizzly site, it appears their jointers are pretty popular because the ones I am looking at are not in stock (the 0656W/0656, and the 0490). But there is the Steelex on their site which from what I’ve been able to find is the same as the 490, just different paint and manufactured in a different company. It’s available, has parallelogram beds and free shipping. But I know nothing of Steelex and am a little hesitant just to jump into it.

I’m not against looking used on craigslist either. That’s where I got my Delta. But it seems like 8’ jointers are a little hard to come by in my area at least at a price that makes sense to buy used vs. new.

Thoughts on the Steelex ST1006?


-- Weathersfuori, Texas,

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#1 posted 10-04-2017 02:16 AM

I don’t have the jointer but I do have their 20” planer. I am very satisfied. The spiral head is quiet and clean cutting. i have had it for nearly a year with no issues. Altogether i have run at least 3000 linear feet of oak, walnut, poplar, alder and maple.

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#2 posted 10-04-2017 02:44 PM

I bought the Steelex ST1011 helical head jointer and am very happy with the purchase.

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