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Blog entry by brevort posted 10-26-2012 03:02 AM 1246 reads 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My Craigslist find….. I have been thinking about getting a 6” Jointer for sometime now. My little 1950’s 4” Craftsman just is not big enough to do the job at times. I didn’t think a new jointer would be in my budget this year…. but maybe I could get a good used one. So I started looking on Craigslist and I found this Central machine 6” jointer for $150.00. I called the guy and he said that he bought it new with the intention of getting into wood working but never got around to it. When I got to his house I was very excited to see that it was a new machine… I guess when he said he never got around to it, he meant he never used it at all. The Jointer still had cosmoline on it from when it was shipped to him. I cleaned it up and got my dial indicator out, adjusted the cutter head and out-feed table. Oh boy….. nice machine for 150.00.

-- Rick

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#1 posted 10-26-2012 03:12 AM

SCORE!!! Nice find.
Gotta luv CL. Most of my shop is CL deals.

Enjoy your “NEW” jointer.

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procrastination a bad thing?

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#2 posted 10-26-2012 03:24 AM

Great find ,

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#3 posted 10-26-2012 03:27 AM

you got yourself a real deal there rick

i have 3 jointers
8” – 6” – 4”

the 4” one is a baby table top one
i set up in a drawer
and leave it for very light passes
on small stock
like for inlays

if you have the room
you might find that having both
will be a big help

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#4 posted 10-26-2012 04:41 AM

Awesome Rick, congrats.

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#5 posted 10-26-2012 06:22 AM

Nice pick up! I thought I got a great deal!

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#6 posted 10-26-2012 10:59 AM

Awesome score. Craigslist does have its diamonds every now and then.

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