My first impression is that it's too light for all but the lightest work, but there is more than one available in my neck of the woods so I thought I would ask.
In other news, the Grizzly catalog arrived today with the 8" G0490 for "5% off"--$950+$150 shipping. I think I could get the jointer above for less than the shipping on the Grizzly.
There "just something about cast iron"--where are you Oliver? (said in the spirit of "where are you, Elizabeth?" to those who may recognize that reference). I also know about a vintage Walker-Turner (heavy looking) "benchtop" jointer on sale for $400 (seems high).
Since I brought it up, an 8" Oliver is about $1800 + shipping, I think, over 600#. I haven't inquired about the shipping. I'm surprised I don't see the brand mentioned more often. I don't know how the current "Oliver" (distributed by Douglas Machinery?) is related to the one of yesteryear.
There's just something about cast iron... maybe I'm coming down with something? : )