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Forum topic by 75c posted 02-20-2021 05:04 AM 376 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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75c

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02-20-2021 05:04 AM

I picked up my new to me general made in Canada 480 jointer. It is an eight inch jointer I already have a general international made in Taiwan jointer. I will use both of them and get rid of the one I don’t like as well. On the most basic level I general international when you change the table from 90 to 45 and back it is a good idea to check it for square. The tables are a few inches long on the international a plus. The made in Canada general has a Baldor motor instead of the lower quality import motor. The switch is of better quality as well. As stated before the tables are a bit shorter. Now my experience with the other made in Canada machines I have is when you change the setting and change them back everything always stays true. That is the biggest difference between them I bought the international new and the reason I didn’t buy the 480 was only because of price. It was basically double. I have to stay off the internet sale pages for awhile! I will unload it and take a better look at it in the morning!


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#1 posted 03-09-2021 10:30 AM

Any Picts? I see that they also make a 12-inch jointer. Is General made in Canada? It is not Chinese made?

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#2 posted 03-09-2021 10:33 AM



Any Picts? I see that they also make a 12-inch jointer. Is General made in Canada? It is not Chinese made?

- azwoodworker

General is made in Canada and general international is offshore which up to about five years ago was made in Taiwan now a bunch of stuff is made in China. Different owners now and a different company now.

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#3 posted 03-09-2021 12:57 PM

The 480 Is real nice Jointer. I hope you make the right decision.

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#4 posted 03-09-2021 03:40 PM



The 480 Is real nice Jointer. I hope you make the right decision.

- Richard Lee

I think we both know how that will turn out.
Regards Tom

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