I narrowed things down to the Powermatic 54A 6" because of the long bed and its reputation. OR The Grizzly G0500 8" because it is only $45.00 more than the Powermatic and is an 8" machine the bed is longer (75") and 4 cutter head.
So, my question to the group. With cost eliminated (they are about the same price), for a recreational woodworker what would be better in your opinions:
1) The Powermatic 54A 6" or Grizzly G0500 8"? 2) Does a recreational WW really need an 8" jointer?