I am looking into purchasing a Planer, Table Saw, Shaper and Jointer.
I have priced similar products (or what I believe to be similar) at
both Craftex and King, King being a little more expensive, roughly 20%.
The items between Craftex and King appear to be identical (for the
most part) other than the color of the paint. ie. Craftex CT090
appears to be the same as the King KC-383C.
Planer - Craftex CT090, King KC-383C
Table Saw - Craftex B2397, King KC-11GC / KRF-1025
Shaper - Craftex B702ST, King KC-350S
Jointer - Craftex CT086, King KC-150C
Does anyone know if the King is a better build piece of equipment or
just higher priced?
I am open to idea's and opinions.
Mo, sorry to burst your bubble but this is probably not the best forum
to post this question on. Not that the people here aren't
knowledgeable on the subject but there are very few Canadians here.
You're better off to post this on the Canadian Woodworking Forum or
Canadian Home workshop forum. You can search for both of these using
google and they will be number 1 or 2 results. I don't own any of
these machines but in my limited knowledge of the Canadian Machinery
market I would buy King over Craftex. Some people will disagree and
others will agree. My dad has a couple of Craftex machines including a
6" jointer and small shaper and he loves them. Check out the Canadian
forums and you will get more responses.
I did a lot of research into the jointer and I came to the conclusion that
it is made in china and renamed by several retailers here in north america.
Grizzly, king, craftex,delta, craftsman, are all the same. The delta and
craftsman have a few different handles etc.. but the main machine, cast iron
parts etc.. are identical. I bought the King because of the price, local
store was selling them cheap.
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