My 35 year old Craftsman has about had it and it takes up WAY too much
I have about settled on the Jet JJ-6CSX that I found locally, it is a
remanufactured one for $399.00, but, I then started looking at
Grizzly. I have NO grizzly tools today, my stationary tools are all
Delta, Craftsman, Jet and Powermatic but they seem to have a pretty
good following on this group.
When you look at the Grizzlys, the pricing seems to really jump out at
me. They have an 8" G0586 with a 2 HP motor and a 4 blade cutter head
on sale for $585.00, with shipping, it comes in around $738.25 a
couple more hundred than I wanted to spend. They also have 3 real nice
looking 6 inchers, the G0452 which seems pretty similar to the Jet
except levers instead of hand wheels. The G1182ZHW which looks
identical to the Jet for more money, about $550.00 delivered and then
the G0604 which is a parallelogram table with a 4 knife cutter head
for about $590.00 delivered.
Anyone have any experience with any of these models? Most of what I
do, I make out of glued up panels, so I have never found the need for
an 8" jointer and I rough mill before I surface so I don't try to edge
or face joint boards over 4 foot normally. All of these seem like they
will do the job. If so, the Jet looks real good at $399.00.
Thanks for any assistance.