Sunday, I saw a listing in Craigs List for a 6” jointer for $100. I thought why not take a look and sent a reply. I got a response back in short order stating that he had 2 others in line in front of me to take a look and if they fell through, he’d give me the next crack. I figured it was gone and I’d have to resume my patient vigil.
Well, I was surprised and today I brought it home. It has new blades and a new drive belt. The bed and fench are free of rust but looks like it could use a new paint job. The manufacturer label is missing, but I (and the owner) believe it to be a BusyBee model from about 10 or 15 years ago (he got it 2nd hand as well).
I guess the only lament I have is that the blade guard is missing. Maybe I can pick one up somewhere. Otherwise I’ll have to ensure my respect for what this tool can do never faulters.
-- Mike - Antero's Urban Wood Designs http://anterosurbanwooddesigns.com