New tools and upgrades #1: A new addition to my shop

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Blog entry by DTWoodknot posted 10-11-2009 04:46 PM 1031 reads 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I just made a new addition to my shop I up graded my jointer. My old one is a 4” craftsman that was my Dad’s it is almost as old as I am, I think that the only reason I didn’t up grade sooner is because it was my Dad’s, but I final gave in and started looking on CL. after about a month of calling on jointers that I was interested in and being told “sorry I just sold it”, it happend I answered an add for a powermatic 6” long bed model 54A for $650.00 after doing a quick web search to see if it was worth the $, I found that if it was in good shape (as the add claimed) it was a good deal. Fortunately it just 5 minutes away from were I work (what luck) so I jumped in the truck and went to take a look during my lunch hour. to my surprise it was all the add claimed and more it had not been use very much, it came with original manuals, tools and 2 unopened sets of knives that are standard with an new one. so I bought it for his asking price. It is now set up in my shop i just added a picture of it to my workshop page. I have used it several time and it works like a charm.

-- Dave, I wood if I could but I can't so I woodknot

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Todd A. Clippinger

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#1 posted 10-11-2009 05:21 PM

I used to own the Powermatic 54A, I think it is a great machine. For only being 6” wide it has a long bed which you will appreciate much.

Congrats on your find!

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana,

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#2 posted 10-11-2009 05:25 PM

Dave, congratulations on your addition. I own this one too. I have had it for several years and only replaced the original knives within the last two weeks. You could have found less expensive jointers but I am a firm believer that you get what you pay for when it comes to tools.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#3 posted 10-11-2009 09:17 PM

You done good! Nice addition to your shop. This is the jointer I was going to order for my new shop but decided to go with the Jet 12” Planer/Jointer combo instead. It will give me two machines in the same amount of space. Good luck with your new toy, I think they are great machine.

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#4 posted 10-11-2009 10:20 PM

Got pics to prove it?

-- My workshop blog can be found at

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#5 posted 10-11-2009 11:12 PM

Congrats on the new addition! Im saving up to get a jointer. You’ll have to let us know what you think after youve used it for a while…

-- Spencer, Gilbert Az (

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#6 posted 10-11-2009 11:14 PM

good find

-- Custom furniture

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#7 posted 10-11-2009 11:16 PM

Great find at that price. Congratulations.

-- Jerry--A man can never have enough tools or clamps

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#8 posted 10-12-2009 04:08 AM

db i have a pic on my workshop page ceck it out, thanks all

-- Dave, I wood if I could but I can't so I woodknot

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