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Craftsman 6" Jointer, model # 103.20620 #1: My First Jointer!

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Blog entry by jboehle posted 12-19-2011 06:20 AM 4335 reads 0 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I picked up this beauty for only $75 off Craigslist this weekend. Everything seems to be in good shape except for nicks on the blades about 4” out. It’s missing the blade guard for when you move the fence in, but other than that has everything else, as far as I can see. The power switch is attached with duct tape, but I will remedy that as well. Now for the tool p0rn!



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RibsBrisket4me

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#1 posted 12-19-2011 06:24 AM

I LOVE IT!!!!! It is in fantastic shape! Please keep us posted with updates on the refurb!!

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#2 posted 12-19-2011 07:03 AM

blades are cheap. those look to be too far gone to fix. Mine is not as old but I love it. It does not have a fancy name but it produces a face 90 degrees to an edge.

-- Made in America, with American made tools....Shopsmith

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jboehle

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#3 posted 12-19-2011 07:07 AM

jumbojack: do you get replacement blades directly from Sears or do you get some other brand?

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#4 posted 12-20-2011 01:44 AM

Congrats, thats a nice jointer.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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#5 posted 12-20-2011 03:57 AM

What a find!
I bet Sears still has parts for it.

-- Chuck

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#6 posted 12-20-2011 06:29 AM

Looks like an oldie but a goodie!

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#7 posted 12-20-2011 06:00 PM

I have seen a LOT of old Craftsman jointers. But never one with a base like that. Very unique! I would love to see it restored. It looks good now. With a little de rusting, some new knives, paint etc… I bet that will look fantastic! And probably work better than it looks…

-- My workshop blog can be found at http://daves-workshop.blogspot.com

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jumbojack

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#8 posted 12-26-2011 07:06 PM

I have gotten them from sellers on ebay, but the last two I got directly from Sears. No hassle 5 day delivery.

-- Made in America, with American made tools....Shopsmith

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Bertha

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#9 posted 12-26-2011 07:10 PM

Awesome machine!!! Looks to be in pretty good shape too. You’ll need new knives; check out Global Tooling. I was really happy with their service.

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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#10 posted 02-03-2014 11:20 PM

I just traded an old broke down scooter to a buddy of mine for this same jointer. it even has the same stand. I bought a operating/instruction manual for it but it doesn’t say what year it is. just wondering if anyone know what year it was manufactured? mine needs a lot of cleaning and some new knives also but it runs good and quiet.

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