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Author Topic: Powermatic or Grizzly Jointer?  (Read 26149 times)

Offline Carl Middleton

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Powermatic or Grizzly Jointer?
« on: March 01, 2011, 10:59:49 AM »
Woodcraft is having a sale on power tools this weekend and have a 6" powermatic jointer for about the same as a grizzly shipped. I have other grizzly tools and am very happy with them. ;D Anyone with knowledge about the powermatic tools please chime in. I have read they are top rated tools. They look well made but thats all I know.

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Re: Powermatic or Grizzly Jointer?
« Reply #1 on: March 01, 2011, 05:58:07 PM »
Powermatic are top rate machines but I would never buy another 6" jointer.

I have a Delta and it works great but its to small!  I picked up a Grizzly 8" for $300 brand new last year and I wish I would have gone with the 8" to begin with!
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Re: Powermatic or Grizzly Jointer?
« Reply #2 on: March 01, 2011, 07:12:39 PM »
Were do you get a 8" for 300.00 :o

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Re: Powermatic or Grizzly Jointer?
« Reply #3 on: March 01, 2011, 09:03:48 PM »
I found it on Woodnet.net!  Guy had a heart attack and had to get rid of all his stuff!
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Re: Powermatic or Grizzly Jointer?
« Reply #4 on: March 01, 2011, 10:04:55 PM »
Shame about the guy having the heart attack but good for you

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Re: Powermatic or Grizzly Jointer?
« Reply #5 on: March 02, 2011, 01:12:40 AM »
I hate to say it but the guy earned it.  He was about 400 lbs and was eating a bowl of ice cream and smoking a cigarette when it was picked up  ::)
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Re: Powermatic or Grizzly Jointer?
« Reply #6 on: March 02, 2011, 01:58:08 AM »
I guess he'll die happy in the end. :D

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Re: Powermatic or Grizzly Jointer?
« Reply #7 on: March 14, 2011, 12:08:17 AM »
Carl, I have a 6" Powermatic that is fantastic.  I also have an 8" Delta that is very good as well.  If I had my druthers, I would purchase the Powermatic, if that is you limit.

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Re: Powermatic or Grizzly Jointer?
« Reply #8 on: September 15, 2016, 01:32:29 AM »
X2 what Frank says. I have a 6"Powermatic as well and use it all the time for jointing cabinet face frames and panel strips. heavy duty and so far, indestructible.