Jointer time

Got an unexpected 500 clams today, so as well as getting my new router, I find myself in the position of shopping for a 6" jointer as well. Woohoo!!! I had been looking at the Griz 1182 ZX and was pretty much set on it for $425.00 plus $58.00 shipping, but now I see Amazon has the Delta 37-275X for $579.00 with free shipping, plus they throw in a base, or router (PC690LR) or a brad nailer or cordless drill. I was going to get the Hitachi M12V router for a table setup, and it was recommended by several wreckers to get another smaller router for other activities. The PC 690 was actually mentioned. It seems that the Delta and Griz are pretty much on a level field dollar wise with the free shipping. I did kind of like the handwheel option on the Griz. If I think about that too much though the Jet comes into play. Any thoughts on how to spend my newfound loot?
Cheers,
Paul
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I like what you're thinking. I like the hand wheels on my Jet, but the deals you're looking at with the Grizzly and Delta tools would easily have swayed me, when I was deciding. If you don't have a small router, go with the Delta and the PC690. I don't see how you can go wrong.
Kevin
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On Tue, 10 Aug 2004 02:18:34 GMT, "Paul in MN"

My local BORG has the Rigid 6" for $349 right now. I used to own one of those and it worked nicely. I replaced it with a DJ-20. I made a lot of nice stuff with the Ridgid and saw no functional difference between it, the Delta 6", or the Jet 6".
Barry
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Woohoo!!!
A 690 and the Griz sounds like a nice way to go.
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I have spent 8 years trying to kill the PC 690 (not on purpose of course but I have put it through hell)...if they still make them the same way, I have to wave the white flag...it can't be killed. Since then I bought the kit with the single motor but dual bases (fixed/plunge and about $150 on E-bay). Suggest you check that out before you spring for a stand-alone 690 (probably about $90 wherever you look???).
Not familiar with the Delta jointer you mention but if it is the bench-top universal motor type, unless you have some space problems save your money and get a real one.

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Jointer Time!!! Can't sand this! whoop! whoop! whooP! Can't sand this. by MC Hammer
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Paul in MN wrote:

A jointer makes woodworking easier. Wood makes woodworking possible (with or without a jointer). Get yourself some good wood!
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DeSoto, Iowa USA
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