I bought a Jet 6" jointer about 30 years ago, and it's still performing flawlessly today, except I'm installing new knives this week. I think this is only about the 4th or 5th time for changing the knives and usually have a sharpened set on hand. Change blades in my planer far more often. Jet is good quality and parts are available for them if you ever need any; I haven't. $350 is a good price if it's not a pile of rust.