I've narrowed my list down to a few, so please let me know what you think about
these machines. They are:
Ridgid 6". I know the Emerson version got good reviews, but what about the new
ones that are supposedly made by Ryobi now? Are they the same model #?
Yorkcraft yc-6j. Appears to be a well built, good bang for the buck deal
Bridgewood BW-6R. Same as yorkcraft
Grizzly- Here are a fewquestions. After a little research, the 3 models in
question are the G1182HW, z and zhw.
The HW and Z are both at 325 (supposed sale on the z). I always though that
the handwheels were better, but I could be off. What would be the difference
between the HW and the Z aside from the levers or handwheels? And lastly, are
the Handwheels on the ZHW (425) worth the extra 100 beans?
I don't want to get into a discussion about powermatic 8" or anything here, so
if you have info I'd appreciate staying on topic. If there is another 6"
jointer that I'm overlooking in the >400 range, please bring it up. Price is
an issue, so under 400.00 is a must for me. Thanks guys.