The PC160JT had plenty of power to face-joint 6"-wide hard maple.…
Its two straight knives adjust easily with a simple lock and jackscrew leveling system: Loosen the blade a little, then turn the screws to adjust the height up or down. The aluminum bed and fence make this 35-lb tool easy to stow and carry, but we had to clamp it to a benchtop to prevent tipping when jointing boards longer than 4'. Although it has a variable-speed motor, we never found a good reason to run it slower than the highest speed.
Ease of Use
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