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

  • Advertise with us
Blog entry by jboehle posted 12-19-2011 06:20 AM 5475 reads 0 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch
no previous part Part 1 of Craftsman 6" Jointer, model # 103.20620 series no next part

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!

10 comments so far

View RibsBrisket4me's profile


1418 posts in 1321 days

#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!!


View jumbojack's profile


1296 posts in 1440 days

#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

View jboehle's profile


24 posts in 1170 days

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

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

View Beginningwoodworker's profile


13347 posts in 2489 days

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

Congrats, thats a nice jointer.

View 58j35bonanza's profile


392 posts in 1508 days

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

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

-- Chuck

View gfadvm's profile


12066 posts in 1506 days

#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

View dbhost's profile


5386 posts in 2048 days

#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

View jumbojack's profile


1296 posts in 1440 days

#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

View Bertha's profile


12951 posts in 1509 days

#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

View joepete's profile


1 post in 389 days

#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.

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics :: gardening showcase