Grizzly G0452Z, 6" x 64" Jointer with Spiral Cutterhead
I picked this 6-inch model from Grizzly as my favorite for a number of reasons. First of all, it has a spiral cutterhead for smoother finish. Although they do produce a wider model of essentially the same jointer, I stuck with the 6-inch one for price. In most cases, hardwood boards purchased for furniture making are only six inches wide, or less. This unit comes with a 1.5 HP motor, which provides a maximum cutting depth of 1/8". The fence is a descent length, at 46 inches and is tiltable, with a stop at 45 degrees. It does have parallelogram ways, although for some reason, their website doesn't list that as a feature. The infeed table has a quick adjusting lever and the outfeed has a fine control handwheel. It also comes with a built-in moving dolly.