I purchased this jointer in May and took delivery on the June 1st and in the 4 months since, I have been extremely happy with the purchase I made. The jointer came well packaged, undamaged and the tables were perfectly set up right out of the box. I had an issue with the motor mounts as one of the motor mount bolts were sheared and, if I'm honest, all of them were shorter than they really should be. I replaced all 4 with 5/16" carriage bolts and that solved that problem. My only real complaint is regarding setting the belt tension; it's a difficult process, not easily done as one person and even with a second set of hands is annoying to say the least. That being said, once set, it's fairly smooth sailing and re-tensioning the belt will be a rare occurrence.
This machine has been invaluable to me as it has enabled me to buy rough lumber and, in conjunction with my 13" Delta thickness planer, surface the rough lumber myself. Not only has this saved me money, it has also allowed me to work with more exotic woods that I would not be able to get surfaced from the lumber yard.
Any way you look at it, this jointer is a serious value. The machine is of very high quality and costs less than the 6" jointers from other major companies and if there's one thing that I read countless times while researching the right jointer to buy, it was that most people who buy 6" jointers eventually wish they'd gotten an 8" jointer. Thankfully, I'll never have to worry about that.