I am looking to buy a jointer in the next couple of weeks. Grizzly offers
one for about $325 while Jet and Delta run in the mid $500. Are the Jet and
Delta worth the extra $$? Any input is appreciated.
I have had the 325.00 grizzly jointer for 8 years....never had an
issue. When i first started woodworking, i had limited funds, so i
went grizzly....jointer, table saw, drill press, and band saw...I love
all of them aside from the table saw. the saw itself is fine, but the
fence BLOWS. I am finally ready for a delta uni or a PM66...so that's
nice...good luck with your decision. I look around my shop, and the
tools i use the least are the ones that are allowed to have
shortcomings, as they are used much less frequently. The table saw and
jointer, however, are another story. And the grizzly jointer has been
there every single time without issue.
If you look in the archives for Sunhill Machinery you'll see quite a
few good postings on it. Total cost with shipping was like $380 or
something and it's better than the Grizzly (Jet uses the same
manufacturer in fact -- GeeTech is what they're called).
If you do get the Grizzly, be sure to get the welded single piece base
(one step up from where you're looking). At that point, the Sunhill
is cheaper :)
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