|Bridgewood||Table Size||Motor||Spindle Size||Reversible||Weight||Drive|
|BW-310SL||29 x 23 inches||3-hp||1/2-, 3/4-, 1-1/4-inches||Yes||471 pounds||Belt drive|
This is a solid tool. Access to everything is easy and from the front. There s a nice range of travel on the fence and spindle and the hold-down system is my favorite. The spindle locks down hard and with nearly zero play. It has a 4-inch dust port and an optional sliding table. They test each tool at the factory before shipping, and it shows. Plus, I just love the red toolbox.
|Delta||Table Size||Motor||Spindle Size||Reversible||Weight||Drive|
|43-495X||40 x 27 inches||3-hp||3/4-inch||Yes||436 pounds||Belt drive|
This is my favorite. Access to everything is from the front. Changing speeds, spindles, and cutters is a breeze. The huge table with two fence placement options is a real plus. The fence has the broadest range of adjustment and is the easiest to use. The spindle locked down solidly with zero play. It runs smoothly and is set up for dust collection.
|Grizzly||Table Size||Motor||Spindle Size||Reversible||Weight||Drive|
|G1026||30-1/2 x 38-1/4 inches||3-hp||1/2-, 3/4-, 1-inch||Yes||345 pounds||Belt drive|
This machine works well but lacks some refinements. The table is large enough, but the fence is small with a limited adjustment range. The hold-downs are fine. The switches are in front and easy-to-reach. Rear-access for changing speeds and spindles is inconvenient. The spindle lock-down has some play. Dust collection is optional. However, it delivered hard-working, reliable performance.
Rojek's finish is wonderful. The fence/hold-down system is accurate, easy-to-use, and reliable. The spindle locks solidly in place with zero play. The table is long, but narrow. Rojek offers a sliding table option. Front-access makes changing between the five speeds easy. The motor is the largest and the soft-start feature is nice.
Rojek Woodworking Machinery