Need to upgrade from my 8″ jointer and can’t seem to make up my mind between a new 12″ Laguna ($4,500) and an older but lightly used SCMI 12″ ($2,500). The Laguna has a helical head which is great whereas the Italian machine has a straight knife head but is of course quite a bit cheaper.
Part of the reason I’m having trouble making a decision is I can’t find much info on SCMI jointers; most of what I see are reviews on the combo machines which are much more common. Any thoughts?
I’ve currently got a Laguna jointer and like the machine but the customer service has been a nightmare.