I decided it's time to give up on holding out for an 8" jointer and since
the flier from Woodcraft had the Jet 6" jointer prices at $499, I said why
First I looked at Lowes and checked out the $350 Delta jointer.
They didn't have a roll around base to go under it and it is 3/4 hp, and the
fence mechanism is not what I like.
If you look at Amazon, they had it all, but the Delta base was about $150.
Your back up to $500 plus shipping, Oh well.
I really wanted the Jet with the base and it was going to cost me $600 and I
would have to drive to a store 30 miles away, but there would be no shipping
charges. Sixty miles round trip at 42 cents a mile is over $25.
Then Texas Tool Traders come into the picture. There is a store less than 10
minutes from my house. They had the jointer I wanted ( the Jet), but their
price was $549 plus $89 for the base. I decided I would not drive 60 miles
to save the $50 difference, but the total price is now pushing $700. :-(
I told them to ring it up and behold, the jointer had been marked down $100,
but the salesman didn't know it until it was rung up. So I bought the
jointer for less than $600 (with the base and tax included), also the
jointer was put together. I brought it home, put the roll around base behind
the tail gate , and slid the jointer over the tailgate, slipping it into the
roll around base (by myself), rolled it into the garage-shop, checked it
out, fired it up, prepared some 4/4 red maple I'm using for a project. I'm
I've bought a lot of tools from The Texas Tool Traders, you might want to
check them out.