I've owned the Yorkcraft 6" for a couple of years. This is my first
jointer so I don't have a lot to compare it to. Works great for me.
Mine has levers to raise and lower the tables. I think hand wheels are
probably a little better. I put a HF mobile base under it. I think
the new ones have wheels so there's a savings. I am comfortable
Before purchasing it, I contacted Wilke. They offered to pull a unit
and measure the table flatness before shipping. I thought that was
nice customer service.