Considering upgrading to an 8" jointer from my 6" Jet.
Looking over the Powermatic (60A) the Grizz 1018, the Jet 8" and the
Deltas. One question I have not been able to tie down deals with the DJ20.
All of the models seem to have different table lengths, but each places the
cutter (roughly) centered between the infeed and outfeed tables. The DJ20
appears to have a larger infeed table -- by 10 inches. Anybody have wisdom
they care to share ? Should this be a decision point ?
The second issue is weight. The DJ20, Jet, and Grizz models weigh in at
~400lb -- the powermatic seems to be 500+lb (584lb includes shipping crate)
Since the 60A and the DJ20 have the same table length -- thoughts on where
the extra 100lb comes from ? Is the extra 100lb (more table surface etc)