5 Best Benchtop Jointers In 2020

5 Best Benchtop Jointers
(Last Updated On: January 30, 2020)

Benchtop jointer is the ultimate solution to meet the demands of everyday carpentry. With the use of benchtop jointers, greater accuracy, and aesthetic design to your wood related work can be achieved. Benchtop jointers are designed in a customized way to ensure that wood of any size can be appropriately utilized with a minimum amount of wastage. Benchtop jointer comes in various ways, each having its unique characteristics. Some of them are lightweight as compare to other models. Apart from being lightweight, benchtop jointers are portable to carry, and they consume less workplace. Due to this, they are highly commercial because people who have less space in their shop or workshop can efficiently execute their wood related projects. They are specialized to meet home décor requirements. All the models are within the budget. People of all the standards can easily afford it. The products that will be discussed here are as under:

There are various benchtop products, each having its specifications. A detailed view is given below:

Brand NameProduct ImageView on Amazon
1- CRAFTSMAN CMEW020 10 AMP BENCHTOP JOINTER
Sony DSCW800/B
2- GRIZZLY G0725 BENCHTOP JOINTER
Sony DSCW800/B
3- PORTER-CABLE PC160JT JOINTER
Sony DSCW800/B
4- CUTECH 40160H-CT 6 JOINTER
Sony DSCW800/B
5- WEN 6560T CORDED CAST IRON BENCHTOP JOINTER
Sony DSCW800/B

1- CRAFTSMAN CMEW020 10 AMP BENCHTOP JOINTER

This product provides greater efficiency to use as it allows for a centrally mounted fence. This will helps in managing different sizes of wood pieces. The exciting characteristic of this model is that its speed is not constant; its speed can be altered as per the requirement.

The technical specification is as under:

PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS:

  • WEIGHT: 18 KG
  • SPEED: 6,000-11,000 RPM
  • SIZE: 2.7’X1’X1’ APPROX
  • FREQUENCY: 200-367 CUTS/ SEC

 

The fence of the product is of aluminum material, and the cutter can cut 0.5′ deep wood. As far as the price of the model is concerned, it is quite affordable and within a budget for users who wishes to use it for small scale project.

2- GRIZZLY G0725 BENCHTOP JOINTER

This model is slightly stronger than the previous model. It is particularly suitable for high scale projects. Its structure is composed of a cast iron table and fence. Moreover, it has a built-in dust collection system, which makes it more comfortable to use and manage. The physical characteristics are given in a table below:

 PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS:

  • WEIGHT: 37 KG
  • SPEED (cutter-head): 10,000 RPM
  • SIZE: 2.7’X1.3’X1’
  • FREQUENCY: 333.33 CUTS/SEC

3- PORTER-CABLE PC160JT JOINTER

This model is the perfect solution for users who have a limited budget. It comes in a simple design. One of the impressive features of this model is that its blade speed is adjustable. This means that the user can alter the speed as per the requirement. Moreover, the length of the table is slightly larger than the other models, so woods of more extensive lengths can also be used. It is comparatively less in weight; therefore, it can be located in any place.

The general characteristics of this table are discussed below:

PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS:

  • WEIGHT: 16 KG
  • SPEED (BLADE): 10,000-16,000 RPM
  • SIZE: 2.7’X1’X1’
  • FREQUENCY: 194-333.33 CUTS/ SEC

 

To create further ease for users, it has several useful companies that provided equipment that enables smooth cutting of wood material.

4- CUTECH 40160H-CT 6 JOINTER

This benchtop jointer is relatively new in design as far as other benchtop jointers are concerned. In this model, they introduced a newly designed helical spiral cutter-head. The table of this model is also of cast iron material, which provides enough rigidity so that there is no additional movement that may cause any hindrance to use. It also has all the major necessary tools that are required for efficient cutting. The tools that are provided along with this model greatly help while executing woodwork and are vital for providing an elegant finish to the wood piece. There are different kinds of knives provided, and this is essential to handle different kinds of wood of various depths. The general characteristics are as under:

PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS:

  • WEIGHT: 18.2 KG
  • SPEED (cutter-head): 11,000 RPM
  • SIZE: 2.7’X1’X1’ APPROX
  • FREQUENCY: 333.33 CUTS/ SEC

5- WEN 6560T CORDED CAST IRON BENCHTOP JOINTER

This benchtop is a modified version of “WEN 6559 CORDED BENCHTOP JOINTER” with the addition of increased table length. Similarly, the table of this model is also of cast iron material. The strong base provides a good platform to execute cutting work. Moreover, it comes with a proper mechanism to handle waste or any unusual material with the help of filter and dust pot. Its weight is slightly greater than the remaining models. The general technical characteristics are discussed below:

PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS:

  • WEIGHT: 37 KG
  • SPEED (cutter-head): 10,000 RPM
  • SIZE: 2.4’X1.7’X1.12’ APPROX
  • FREQUENCY: UPTO 333.33 CUTS/ SEC

COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS

All the models are ideal to use for performing wood cutting work. Some of the models are lighter in weight, and some of them have additional features.  But overall and above, all the models consume less workspace and portable in design. The blade speed of cutter-head in all the models is fast enough to ensure that the wood piece can be utilized cost-effectively. The basic material used in all the models for a table is cast iron. In addition to this, the models are equipped with a built-in dust collection system and filter mechanism. Apart from this, the models are designed in such a way that they can be tilted easily to certain degrees. The size of all the models is nearly the same, with a slight difference.

It should be noted that the size of the benchtop jointers varies directly to the number of features in the model. More the features, greater will be the size of benchtop jointer and vice versa. Another point to consider is that the benchtop jointers which are lighter in weight can cause slight movement and vibration owing to less weight; therefore, more massive benchtop jointers are preferable. They will give a rigid base to work and allow minimum movement. Some of the models discussed have a feature of adjustable blade speed, which enables a user to adjust speed as per the requirements.

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