Chris C.

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  1. I went with the Shop Fox W1859. They're typically more expensive than their Grizzly counter part, but I actually found one cheaper, with free shipping, so I had to do it. I did find a really cheap, used, 6" one that I bought for $80. After using it a couple times, I knew that I needed an 8".
  2. Chris M Cook said:Today 10:18 PM I really appreciate all the feedback. I pulled the trigger and recently received my new 8" parallelogram jointer. I can already say that I'm happy with the decision, because my 1st round of lumber was 7.5" wide. I rewired a 240V breaker that used to run a hot tub and installed a Armorlite drop cord. Jointer and power problems resolved. Thank you, everyone!
  3. Can you elaborate on why/how you outgrew the 6"? I know the longer bed of the 8" is very appealing. I'm just not sure of the "why", when people say they outgrew the 6". Thanks
  4. If I may ask, what kind of projects are you running through your 6" jointer? I don't know that I'm going to be building anything massive, but don't want buyers remorse for buying something too small for what I might be building in the future. Thanks
  5. Ha! Didn't even look at the date. How big a dork do I feel like now!?!
  6. Where did you find it for that price?
  7. I'm in the market for a jointer and am really struggling. I have a garage workshop so space is limited. I don't currently have 220V access so I am considering a few different 6" jointers. I am considering the Ridgid JP6010, the Grizzly GO814, GO814X, GO452Z as well as the Jet JJ-6HHDX and JJ-6CSDX. Obviously the price-point of the Ridgid is very appealing, but I also want a quality machine that is going to last, without having to take out a 2nd mortgage. I've searched high and low in my area for a decent used one, but for what people are asking and considering the shape and age of what I'm f