What to Look For In A 6" Jointer – WOOD magazine

What to Look For In A 6" Jointer – WOOD magazine

The more you know the easier it is to make an informed decision. WOOD magazine’s tool editor Bob Hunter reviews a handful of 6″ Jointers from different manufacturers. Models with larger beds often share the same features, so before you invest, have an edge up when you compare.

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  1. john Frederickson on January 20, 2022 at 9:21 pm


  2. Jerry Johnson II on January 20, 2022 at 9:22 pm

    Thanks for the knowledge about different types of 6" Jointer’s !!!!!!!!!!!!!

  3. Michael Trivette on January 20, 2022 at 9:27 pm

    The main thing to look for in a 6 inch jointer is 2 more inches.

  4. Chris Griffith on January 20, 2022 at 9:29 pm

    50-100 bucks for a mobile base? I can make one for the cost of the wheels… which is about 40 bucks.

  5. André Walters on January 20, 2022 at 9:30 pm

    I prefer the switch on the front side of the machine. If something goes wrong and you have your work piece firmly gripped with both hands you can easily bump the stop button with your knee or side of your leg. Also like how you showed the cutting finish. A jointer made a big difference in my wood working arsenal. I could only afford a 6 inch but by using your head you can flatten boards wider than 6 inches.

  6. Gary Edick on January 20, 2022 at 9:32 pm

    Any major performance issues with Rigid jointer?

  7. Joyce Miller on January 20, 2022 at 9:38 pm

    6 inches joiner are too small

  8. tinkmarshino on January 20, 2022 at 9:44 pm

    ah.. I thought you were gonna give us the low down on which works best.. But thanks for the insite..

  9. Jeremiah Featherkile on January 20, 2022 at 9:44 pm

    Are you just really tall or do every one of these floor models come to below the waist? That half stoup to work at that height looks like pure murder on the back and shoulders.

  10. Chris Griffith on January 20, 2022 at 9:44 pm

    All those joiners there and not one thing to say about any specific one… wasted chance.

  11. Lisa Alford on January 20, 2022 at 9:45 pm

    After you review these joiners do you donate them to a charity or a high school with a woodworking class

  12. Dennis Schickling on January 20, 2022 at 9:47 pm

    4:02 You said you came get 4 cut sides from each Bit. Does the Bits have cutting edge on the other side to get 4 more?

  13. Mark Hazlewood on January 20, 2022 at 9:48 pm

    Nice demo of board after jointing (chalk rubbed on board), BUT those grooves/lines on the spiral head cut board tell me that the cutters on the spiral head are not off-set so that each row of cutters overlap and eliminate those lines. I have a spiral head on my 6" on my jointer with offset cutters and NEVER have those lines. I can start sanding at 180 grit because the finish off the planer is much better than you showed. Inspect the cutter head to make sure the carbide cutters are offset row to row.

  14. Paul Dominy on January 20, 2022 at 9:57 pm

    Good Info.

  15. Michael on January 20, 2022 at 9:59 pm

    I have the Jet 8” jointer with helical head, awesome machine.

  16. David Watson on January 20, 2022 at 10:00 pm

    Do you recommend the rigid as a viable option. With current covid situation I am having a hard time getting a jointer in time for use this summer. Everything seems to be on back order for months. I can get the ridgid in a week or so through home Depot but don’t want to spend money on something that is not acceptable or better

  17. Allan Wolfe on January 20, 2022 at 10:06 pm

    I wish there were more compare/contrast of the features. Particularly why you’d chose one feature over another.

  18. John Slaughter on January 20, 2022 at 10:08 pm

    I’ve heard a lot of good reviews on helical cutters. After seeing this, I’m not so sure.