Anyone shopping for an 8-in. jointer has plenty of options. Contributing editor William Duckworth tested 11 machines ranging in price from $650 to $1,350, putting each through a series of inspections and tests to find out of there are substantial differences.

Machines reviewed include the Bridgewood BW8J, Craftsman 2170300, Delta/37-380, Delta 37-350A, General 80-200, Grizzly G0500, Jet JJ-8CS, Powermatic 60B, Sunhill CT-204L, Woodtek 907064, and Yorkcraft YC-8J.

From Fine Woodworking #180