What do we know about Yorkcraft?


Some good prices on some iron. Worth considering?
TIA,
Your faithful servant Rob.
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wrote:

It's the Value Line offered by Wilke Machinery in York, PA, who also sells/ imports Bridgewood.
It appears to be on a level with Grizzly and may come from some of the same factories but I've heard nothing about reliability and QC.
Charlie Self might know, as he stays pretty close to this sort of thing.
You might want to check the machinery forum of Woodweb.
Tom Watson - WoodDorker tjwatson1ATcomcastDOTnet (email) http://home.comcast.net/~tjwatson1/ (website)
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Robatoy wrote:

Bought their 6" jointer last winter. Direct from factory with freight it saved me about $75 over the similar Delta model which comes from the same factory. The Yorkcraft came with a a mobile base built in which was another attaction/savings. FWW did a review of jointers about a year ago and they rated the Delta highly. They also said the same things about the Y-C as it is essentially the same product. The fit and finish are very good. My only concern was with the motor as Delta used to put an American Baldor motor in their products, but I don't know if they did with this product or not. The motor is made in China but I have no complaints with it so far. It can be rewired for 220VAC and I did do that.
The Wilke Machinery/Yorkcraft company was very good to do biz with - they shopped the freight for me and also made up for a minor ding in the base by giving me an extra set of knives for gratis. I would shop there again ...
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I bought an 8 inch Yorkcraft last year and have been totally satisfied with it. The only initial problem was that the outfeed table was a little high and the knives needed a little adjusting in order to work properly. Once setup, it has worked like a charm; warped maple goes in and flat maple comes out. In fact, it is so flat that the wood seems to be stuck to the outfeed table. I would most certainly buy there again. It appears identical to my neighbor's Delta for which he paid hundreds more. Dave
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