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Forum topic by Zac80 posted 06-27-2019 06:07 PM 250 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Zac80

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06-27-2019 06:07 PM

Can anyone give some insight on a purchase decision? I’m looking at getting my first jointer machine ( have a power hand held). I have a Jet JJP-10BTOS 10-Inch Bench-Top Jointer/Planer on CL for $350, looks like it’s in pretty good shape or Grizzly has a #G0813 model for about $500 on sale. Anyone had either? Any thoughts? Thanks.

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#1 posted 06-27-2019 07:33 PM

Honestly of the two, I would go with the grizzly. Those JET combos are a PITA to get the tables aligned. Most people end up just using it as a planer. Even though the grizzly is a 6” you will get a much better level of accuracy out of it as well as ease of adjustment.

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#2 posted 06-27-2019 07:39 PM

I’d get a dedicated jointer. The Grizzly looks good. You may also want to check out Ridgid’s 6” jointer; it is really good.

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Zac80

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#3 posted 06-27-2019 07:46 PM

Yes, I’m leaning towards the Grizzly. I will look at the Rigid as well. Thanks

-- Everything tastes better on a campfire....

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#4 posted 06-27-2019 08:19 PM



Honestly of the two, I would go with the grizzly. Those JET combos are a PITA to get the tables aligned. Most people end up just using it as a planer. Even though the grizzly is a 6” you will get a much better level of accuracy out of it as well as ease of adjustment.

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I second that for my Hammer jointer planer. Great machine, but once the jointer tables are mis-aligned, good luck getting them aligned again. If I had the space, I would always go for dedicated machines, and a jointer that has a proper table alignment mechanism!

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ibewjon

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#5 posted 06-28-2019 12:10 AM

Go for an 8” jointer if you can swing it.

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