Wilton owns Jet it looks just like a jet 12-1/2 inch benchtop with silver
instead of tan fininsh. The motor is rated 1-3/4 instead of 2hp. The blades
interchange. Rollers on infeed and outfeed extensions, etc. I called WMH
customer service and their answer was, "Wilton makes wood tools now?" Tons
of help. As far as it's comparison to the Ryobi I doubt it, just because WMH
has their own manufacturing sources over seas. I am thinking about buying
one for my dad. If you do find anything definitive or get brave and buy one
please post results. Menards is a place (in the Mid west anyway) you can see
the Jet and the Wilton next to each other. I am guessing this is their price
war line. Wilton in known mostly for large metal working equipment and
vises. The Planer is not on their website, but the site may give you an idea
who they are.
Bob by Chicago
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