Good 8" joiner

I'm looking at the grizzly G0500 joiner and would like to hear from others if that's a good joiner or if I should look at others in the $900-1100 price range. . Thanks
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I would look at the DJ 20 8" Delta Jointer. I know it is a little higher than the others, but all indications point to it being the best. Good luck Mike
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snipped-for-privacy@ccrtc.com wrote:

Well, if you're getting into "best", I'd be partial to the Powermatic...but he did limit cost range.... :)
Not anything bad about the Delta, per se, but I'm partial to the Powermatic...
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Did you mean the Powermatic 60b joiner. It appears to be $1200 at Amazon which maybe worth a few more bucks.

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Keith wrote:

No, I'd be leery of the 60B w/o seeing it/using it for quite some time...it's apparently a cheaper version w/ what is listed as a "sheet metal" bed--it weighs <300 lb where as the "real" Model 60 (now an "A", apparently) is >400 lb.
Of, course, it's $1800 or so, out of the range of the original question...I was just commenting to other responder that if "best" were the criterion, I have my own preferences...but, I have to admit that I've not seen much new Powermatic equipment and it appears they're also under the gun to cut cost so my impressions/likes built on 20-yr old machines may not be valid for what is presently available new, even from Powermatic's "old line" machines... :(
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The 60 B is not 300 it is 425 lbs it is listed incorrectly. Try to get one shipped and see what you pay :)
(Amazon.com product link shortened)10254128/sr=8-1/ref=sr_8_xs_ap_i1_xgl60/104-9665475-6459945?v=glance&s=home-garden&nP7846
Read the reveiw on Amazon.
Got one love it.
Dave
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"Dave Mack Sr." wrote:

I stand corrected--thank goodness--it would be a very bad day if what I thought was so were to be the fate of Powermatic... :(
Apparently that is a mistake on the Amazon site--I was certainly surprised to see it but the price differential is so great I'm not sure what all the difference is--
I went to the WMH site but unfortunately, w/ my dial-up line it's so slow as to be unusable. I did find the spec for the 60A as 425 lb but could never load the page for the 60B to try to compare precisely. Superficial difference appeared to be 230V 3HP magnet starter vs 1-1/2 or 2HP manual starter but that difference alone doesn't seem nearly enough to justify the price differential.
At $11/$1200, it appears the 60A would be an excellent buy.
Illustrates problem of using Amazon's site as the defining information for their products--they do have mistakes.
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These are the specs from WMH 60A Table ..................................... 8-1/2" x 72" Head cutting arc .......................... 3" Knives (3) H.S. steel ..................... 1/8" x 11/16" x 8" Speed of head (maximum) .................... 7,000 rpm Knife-cuts-per-minute ..................... 21,000 Maximum depth of cut ...................... 1/2" Maximum rabbeting cut ..................... 1/2" x 8" Fence size overall ........................4" x 36" Height, less stand ........................12-1/2" Height, with stand ........................35-7/8" Motor recommended .......................... 3/4 to 2 HP Weight, domestic crated with stand & motor . 584 lbs.
60B Table..........................8-1/2" W x 72 L Cutting arc....................3" Knives, high speed steel ....three @ 1/8" x 11/16" x 8-1/16" Knife adjustment.............. springs or jack screws Maximum speed of cutterhead...7,000 RPM Knife cuts per minute..........21,000 Maximum depth of cut ........... 1/2" Maximum rabbeting cut ......... 1/2" x 8" Fence size overall .............4-3/4" x 38-1/4" Height, floor to outfeed table. 32" Overall height, without stand.. 14-1/4" Overall height, with stand .... 38" Footprint ...................24" x 17-1/2" Motor.......................2 HP, 1Ph, 230V or 3HP, 3Ph, 230/460V Net Weight (Jointer Base)..280 lbs. Net Weight (2HP Stand) ....113 lbs. Net Weight (3HP Stand) ...116 lbs.

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these are the specs from WMH site
60A Table ..................................... 8-1/2" x 72" Head cutting arc .......................... 3" Knives (3) H.S. steel ..................... 1/8" x 11/16" x 8" Speed of head (maximum) .................... 7,000 rpm Knife-cuts-per-minute ..................... 21,000 Maximum depth of cut ...................... 1/2" Maximum rabbeting cut ..................... 1/2" x 8" Fence size overall ........................4" x 36" Height, less stand ........................12-1/2" Height, with stand ........................35-7/8" Motor recommended .......................... 3/4 to 2 HP Weight, domestic crated with stand & motor . 584 lbs.
60B Table..........................8-1/2" W x 72 L Cutting arc....................3" Knives, high speed steel ....three @ 1/8" x 11/16" x 8-1/16" Knife adjustment.............. springs or jack screws Maximum speed of cutterhead...7,000 RPM Knife cuts per minute..........21,000 Maximum depth of cut ........... 1/2" Maximum rabbeting cut ......... 1/2" x 8" Fence size overall .............4-3/4" x 38-1/4" Height, floor to outfeed table. 32" Overall height, without stand.. 14-1/4" Overall height, with stand .... 38" Footprint ...................24" x 17-1/2" Motor.......................2 HP, 1Ph, 230V or 3HP, 3Ph, 230/460V Net Weight (Jointer Base)..280 lbs. Net Weight (2HP Stand) ....113 lbs. Net Weight (3HP Stand) ...116 lbs.

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I upgraded to the 60B from the Jet 6 inch this year.
I love the 60B; it has three blades, the long base and plenty of power.
I run the 60B on the same 15 Amp 230V circuit as my Delta 1 1/2 horse dust collector with no problems.
It was heavy, but two of us unloaded it off the back of a pickup into my garage. I got two friends to help take it down into the basement, with no problems.
If you intend on using a mobile base, it is a good idea to put the mobile base together and put the cabinet (approx 100 lbs) on the base before putting the heavy table on the cabinet.
An 8" jointer is a nice thing to have.
H. Smith
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Keith wrote:

I have the G0500 and I am quite pleased with it. I have the standard (non-helical) head and it cuts smoooooth as a baby's bottom. Fit and finish were good and setup was fairly easy. I can recommend it.     j4
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I just received mine and I can already get nice flat face and edges and square corners. I was surprised at how loud it was not. Based upon my limited use, I think its a great machine and can't see any reason to spend more for something else.
SteveP.

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Check out Leneave Supply, Charlotte, NC. They have their own deals with the same factories. Their 8" is about $750. Freight is an issue, but I think they have some good carrier rates lined up. Wilson

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I have the G0500. I just got it up and running this week. It is one heavy muther. Very well made. Works great. You can't go wrong with this machine. Grizzly is great to deal with. I made a mobile base for it for just a few bucks. I'll post pics soon.
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