On 10/13/2012 10:22 AM, Dave Balderstone wrote:
Roughly equivalent; typically a little less expensive--the Jet brand is
owned by the parent of Powermatic and they're in the same ballpark
competitively as the better 2nd=tier generics.
Specifically to models I'd have to look at the General offering; this
one is not the center-mount fence but the rear mount that is a little
One of best comparisons is look up weight--the more cast iron the better
is a general rule that rarely leads in the wrong direction...
Oh, it's decent if local for no shipping but I wouldn't consider it
great. OTOH, if it's available now as opposed to continuing to look/wait
and you'll be satisfied w/ the 6"...that'd be my biggest concern that
you'll be in same position as is reason this owner is now selling
shortly because you'll regret not having at least an 8" machine...
On Fri, 12 Oct 2012 21:43:34 -0600, Dave Balderstone
Interesting it looks like mine as far as the fence goes which I got in
the 70's when Jet was getting started in the Seattle area. Its
actually green. Considering the extra knives and all it looks clean
might be a fair tool. I've gotten good service from mine other then
when I wish it was wider.
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