Specs are provided by each manufacturer and are not verified by Tools of the Trade.
BridgewoodTable SizeMotorSpindle SizeReversibleWeightDrive
BW-310SL29 x 23 inches3-hp1/2-, 3/4-, 1-1/4-inchesYes471 poundsBelt drive
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StoryID
501342
ToolNumber
1
ComponentId
tcm:78-1626861
Tester Comments
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.
Price
1,295

Contact
Bridgewood
800-235-2100
www.bridgewood.com
DeltaTable SizeMotorSpindle SizeReversibleWeightDrive
43-495X40 x 27 inches3-hp3/4-inchYes436 poundsBelt drive
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StoryID
501342
ToolNumber
2
ComponentId
tcm:78-1626861
Tester Comments
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.
Price
1,699

Contact
Delta Machinery
800-438-2486
www.deltamachinery.com
GrizzlyTable SizeMotorSpindle SizeReversibleWeightDrive
G102630-1/2 x 38-1/4 inches3-hp1/2-, 3/4-, 1-inchYes345 poundsBelt drive
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StoryID
501342
ToolNumber
3
ComponentId
tcm:78-1626861
Tester Comments
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.
Price
825

Contact
Grizzly Industrial
800-523-4777
www.grizzly.com
JETTable SizeMotorSpindle SizeReversibleWeightDrive
JWS-25CS25 x 25 inches3-hp1/2-, 3/4-inchYes320 poundsBelt drive
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StoryID
501342
ToolNumber
4
ComponentId
tcm:78-1626861
Tester Comments
The Jet is well-finished and smooth-running. It comes nicely equipped with two collets and two spindles. The fence is small and limited, but the tool has a dust port and a nice cutter guard. Hold-downs are fair. Changing cutters is pretty easy. It has the most play in the spindle. Access for belt and spindle changes is from the back of the machine. On/off switches are in front and easy-to-reach. It's a basic tool that works hard and well.
Price
1,250

Contact
WMH Tool Group
800-274-6848
www.wmhtoolgroup.com
RojekTable SizeMotorSpindle SizeReversibleWeightDrive
FSN 300F39-3/8 x 18-1/2 inches3.6-hp 3/4 x 1-1/4-inch step spindleYes375 poundsBelt drive
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StoryID
501342
ToolNumber
5
ComponentId
tcm:78-1626861
Tester Comments
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.
Price
1,975

Contact
Rojek Woodworking Machinery
800-787-6747
www.rojekusa.com