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I just got my BW 8" jointer setup. Here are some thoughts:
Cost $1,000 ($200 more than Grizzly).The switch came with terminal connectors, the motor didn't, so I had to cut the connectors off and go buy 2 of those wire connectors with the brass set screw and bakalite caps. The table is not completely flat. I set one of the 4 knives with the tool they give you (you have to put it together, annoying). The knife was not alligned with the outfeed table, so I had to use a straight edge and set the knives off the outfeed table. The knob that tightens the fence sliding mechanism was loose and no mention in the manual so I had to play with that for a while. I don't like the fence tilting mechanism, too much movement and then when you try to get it back to 90 degrees, the stops you set don't seem to work well, so every time I have to tilt the fence I have to get the square out. It does seem to cut well and the infeed and outfeed tables seem to be in-line. The depth scale is way off, I set it for 1/64 inch and it is taking off 1/8, I'll have to play with that as well. The motor is made in USA, so I like that. It can be wired for 110 or 220, the plug it comes with is 110. I don't like the swith placement at all and it is not magnetic. All in all, the jointer is ok, but I expected much more attention to detail and a better manual.