We want to pass on our savings to our customers, so we've lowered the price of this item. However, since our price is now below the manufacturer's suggested retail price, we are restricted by the manufacturer from showing the price right away.
This should really be part and parcel with the bench unit. Why it's a separate buy is a little confusing to me since I'm unsure why you'd want the bench jointer capability without an angle stop. For less than $200 it's possible to convert the HL-850 planer into a bona fide jointer. Wow, that's impressive.Having a field jointer is beyond convenient, it's a gift from the tool gods atop Mt. Olympus.