I am currently looking into upgrading my jointer and have been looking at a
Shop Fox W1741 jointer. While not a tremendous expense, I don't want to be
upgrading again in a couple of years again. I currently have a grizz 6"
parallelogram unit that I upgrades the cutter head to a Byrd cutterhead.
While I still feel that it is a very nice machine, I would like to mill the
rough cut lumber to wider thatn 6" and thus the upgrade.
Have thought about the 12" grizz, but aside from being a bear of a machine,
I do like all of my machinery to be mobile, and it does not appear to be
readily mobile. Thoughts?, is it a worthwile upgrade or should I wait until
I can get a larger machine down the road. Space is not a factor, economics
might be as it is just a hobby, that I am getting better at. Having recently
finished building a complete cherry kitchen from scratch, which I feel I had
done pretty nicely, I am looking to start some more elabrate mission type
furniture pieces. Have already upgraded my TS and have since bought machines
that will require no further upgrading this should be the last.