I am in the market for a new jointer, I currently use a 6" Rigid. It is a pretty nice machine however I would like at least an 8" machine and one with a longer bed. I was looking at Jet and Powermatic, however I cannot see spending alot more money for gold when the Grizzly machines are quite a bit less expensive (seems like I could get a 12" machine cheaper than a Powermatic 8". I guess my delma now is straight or inserted sprial cutterhead? And I was woundering what other people would do if they had the choice between a 8" sprial or a 12" straight 4 blade cutter. I an just an night and weekend woodworker, but I like to have nice stuff when I get the chance to go to the shop.