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Forum topic by Willscary posted 09-27-2018 10:40 PM 467 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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09-27-2018 10:40 PM

Topic tags/keywords: jointer

The title says it all. I am looking at purchasing a 6” jointer and I am wondering how much power I need. Is 3/4 hp enough? Do blades need more or less power than a Shelix head on a jointer?

Thanks! Bill


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#1 posted 09-27-2018 11:49 PM

Depends on how deep of a cut you want to make, but 3/4hp should be up to the task. I’ve got a Grizzly 6” with a 1hp motor and it’s never seemed remotely lacking in power.

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#2 posted 09-28-2018 12:20 AM

Thanks. Delta DJ-15 model 37-150.

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#3 posted 09-28-2018 01:50 AM

I had a 3/4 hp motor on my 6” jointer and it was plenty.

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#4 posted 09-28-2018 02:19 AM

My old Craftsman 6” jointer only had a 1/2hp motor on it. It did alright as long as you weren’t taken deep cuts. You should be fine with a 3/4hp motor.

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