Does anyone know anything about the Sunhill SM-150 jointer?
[http://www.sunhillmachinery.com/SM-150%20Jointer.htm ] I'm getting
ready to buy a 6" jointer and I like the Delta X5 and the Yorkcraft.
But this Sunhill would seem to be my best bet -- it's got an extra long
56 inch table and is offered at $450 including shipping. People on this
group seem to be happy with Sunhill jointers and I've read some good
reviews in the woodworking magazines, but haven't seen this particular
model mentioned anywhere. I was a little surprised that it is 40 lbs
lighter than the Yorkcraft despite a 10-inch longer table.
I've got one (and it's for sale, locally, ABQ NM) that has worked well for
Was pretty simple to assemble and it does a good job. I've broken down and
an 8" jointer so this one will have to go. Certainly not selling it due to
Isn't this the same generic 6" jointer that everyone and their dog has?
(Mine's an Axminster).
The tables are plenty long enough as a jointer, unless you're using it
as a sawmill for initial preparation of huge stock (which it isn't wide
enough for anyway). Basic construction is good and table sag isn't an
The lever adjust has much less backlash than handwheels and a
The fence angle adjust is flimsy and wobbly. Works OK, but don't lean on
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