6″ Yorkcraft Jointer
Which 6″ jointer?!?!?
I have read the review in the 2002/2003 issue of Fine Woodworking and am seriously considering the Yorkcraft. I am very familiar with the Delta 37-195, 37-278X and the Jet JJ-6CSX, having used them all and like the Delta version. From what William Duckworth says the Yorkcraft is the Delta with different paint and switch position. I have seen some positive things on other forums, but wonder what other machine people are comparing it to.
Anyone out there have experience with 6′ Yorkcraft and other brand jointers? Can you compare them?
Would appreciate any and all comments!
Tom: Can only comment on yorkcraft in general. I bought their 15" planer. Fit and finish is a little rough and the manual was pretty bad. That being said, the unit was packaged for shipping better than anything i've purchased so far, customer service was GREAT and the planer works great right out of the crate (and you couldn't beat the price). Hope this info helps. john
Thanks John, That is the kind of infor I am looking for. Tom
I just bought a Grizzly 14" BS.. and that experience would make me want to buy the Grizzly Model G1182ZX 6"X47" jointer @ $475. Excellent products and service.
And for about $200 more they offer an 8" jointer which might be a better choice.
Check out their website.. or, better yet, have them mail you a catalog.
I've got a Grizzly 1182HW that I've had for 3 years and am very happy with. The YC gets alot of positive comments too. It's a different design than the Griz, Sunhill, Jet, Bridgewood, Ridgid types. You're familiar with the rack and pinion fence adjustment that sticks out the back a bit and it has a slightly larger fence. Both seem to be excellent values and should do a great job. If you like the Delta design, and s/h from York, PA won't crush the deal, go with the design you like best.
I was up at Wilke back in December buying a 6" jointer. I looked at the Yorkcraft and the Bridgewood. The only appreciable difference is that the YC has a lever adjustment and the BW has cranks. I ended up getting the BW and do not regret it at all. The cranks are much easier for me to adjust than levers. For the price, I'd go with the BW. Also, the YC is made in China according to Wilke. That is why the price is a little less. The YC is a nice looking machine. The fit and finish is very nice.
I have bought several Bridgewood machines from Wilke. Good quality machines, good customer service. Highly recommend them.
Alan - planesaw
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