General International M1 6" Jointer

WOOD magazine rating
Average reader rating
5.0
out of 5
Brand:
General International
Model:
80-075L M1
Price:
$600

Description

• Large surface, ground cast-iron tables for stability and added support when feeding longer stock
• Heavy-duty, three-knife cutter head for clean, fast, superior finish cuts.
• Jackscrew system for quick, easy knife adjustment
• Large, heavy-duty, center-mounted cast-iron fence with 90° and 45° positive stops
• Independent in-feed and out-feed table adjustment handwheels
• 4” dust collection outlet included
• 2 hand-paddle style push blocks included
• On-board push block storage mounts
• Extra long 55.25” tables.

WOOD magazine review

long tables, solidly built, quietly cuts

Review Summary

The legs on this model’s open stand have enough angle to give it a solid feel, and it’s still one of the quietest in the test out of ten. There’s a lot to like about this jointer: one of the most powerful machines in the test; long tables; easy-to-adjust, front-mounted handwheels; exceptional cut quality; and a large “off” switch (although we’d prefer that it were mounted on a pedestal).

Detailed Ratings

5.0
out of 5

Performance

5

Features

5

Ease of Use

5

Value

5

Reader Reviews

Worth the money

Review Summary

I wasn't sure it made sense to spend more on a jointer than I did on a Delta table top planer, but I got a good deal on this one and based on Wood's review, I bought it. And I'm glad I did. This jointer works so great at putting straight edges and cleaning the sides of boards. The straight knives leave a really clean wood surface, and they're easy to change when needing re-sharpened.
I really like the long tables because they support long boards better than short-table jointers, and that's one of the big things I was looking at when I bought it. Overall, well worth the investment.

Detailed Ratings

5.0
out of 5

Performance

5

Features

5

Ease of Use

5

Value

5

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