: I own this exact machine and I can tell you from the heart, buy it,
: you won't regret it. The fit and finish of this machine is nothing
: short of spectacular. The cut is smooth as glass. With the indexable
: carbide cutters that can be rotated three times before replacement,
: you will be jointing a heck of a lot of stock before you have to
: replace them. Plus they send you an extra set of carbide cutters with
: the machine. Ya just can't beat that. Rotating the carbide cutters
: takes all of a few minutes. NO MORE will you have to worry about
: getting the height of your knives set correctly. Once the cutters are
: rotated, you're back in business.
: One other thing you will notice is that it doesn't matter which way
: you feed your stock. With the grain, against the grain, doesn't
: matter, it comes out looking as if the board has been polished with a
: buffing pad. If you are jointing wood with figured grain, you will
: definitely come to appreciate this jointer very quickly.
: I can only speak for myself and will honestly tell you that I know
: that I made the correct decision when I purchased this machine. It is
: a machine without equal in its class, both price wise and performance.
I'm curious about how it is that these machines produce
such a good surface -- seems to be better than on a standard
jointer. But each cutting edge is parallel to the beds of the jointer,
right? So how can is cut better than a standard blade does?
On a true spiral-blade jointer, the blade's edge is skewed,
and I understand why that would produce a smoother finish (esp. on
figured woods), since it lowers to effective cutting angle.
-- Andy barss