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Blog entry by littlecope posted 06-27-2010 11:00 PM 1131 reads 0 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Quick one today, Folks!!
I took delivery of my new Jointer yesterday!! My New Toy as delivered
It took me about an hour to set up… most of that was spent “Reading and Understanding” the safety instructions found in the Owners Manual. I must admit, I sorta glazed over the “How to Plug In” and “How to operate the On-Off Switch” sections… :)
Anyway, after an hour I had it screwed down and ran a board through for testing purposes…About an hour later
It worked perfectly right out of the box!! I can see myself already asking how I got along so long without one of these…
I’ve been giving this a lot of thought, and I’m pretty sure that this is the first new machine I’ve purchased for the shop since about 1995!! I decided to buy it at the recommendation of Brother Patron, who saw the hard time I was having sanding the Band Saw cut marks out of the last box. He said that he had tried one of these and it worked pretty well, and gave me this link http://woodworker.com/4-bench-top-jointer-mssu-155-528.asp?search=&searchmode=2
I went ahead and bought the 6” version, it was only $140…
To say I’m happy with it would be a gross understatement… :)Front view

-- Mike in Concord, NH---Unpleasant tasks are simply worthy challenges to improve skills.



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patron

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#1 posted 06-27-2010 11:15 PM

now you are making us tremble (LOL) !
how can we ever keep up with you on the loose again ? don’t forget to write us from time to time ,
we still need to figure out your first box ,
now you will be in high demand .
i would like an autograph ,
before you go cosmic !

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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Eric in central Florida

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#2 posted 06-27-2010 11:21 PM

Cool new tool Mike.
And thanks for stimulating the economy!
(now lets see another kick butt box!)
(with awesome wooden hinges naturally…..)

-- All glory comes from daring to begin.

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littlecope

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#3 posted 06-27-2010 11:53 PM

David, thanks for the “nudge” and the link… People, like objects, tend to stay at rest unless affected by some outside force… I would have continued sanding and sanding, indefinitely, if you hadn’t given me a little push in the right direction… And you’re wily enough to know that with my small boxes, I’ll be able to run a whole box right over it, aren’t you?! :D
Eric, I don’t know how much I stimulated the economy, this was made in Taiwan… But, I’ll tell you something my Dad told me… Many people put down things “Made in China”, but their tooling is as good as any, and better than a lot of work done here in the states nowadays (such work as actually is being done)... I could not have grown up around my Father without having some appreciation for machining, and the cast iron infeed and outfeed tables are outstandingly dressed and finished. They’re an impressive, almost mirror finish, far better looking than the usual “Fly Cutting” method used…
Yes, a box is in the works, but it’s slow going… never enough time…

-- Mike in Concord, NH---Unpleasant tasks are simply worthy challenges to improve skills.

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Lenny

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#4 posted 06-27-2010 11:54 PM

Congrats on the new tool Mike and best wishes with it. As for reading the Owner’s Manual, I am sure the words of THE New Yankee reverberated in your head: “Be sure to read, understand and follow all the safety rules that come with your power tool…” It’s not such bad advice. Take care Mike and enjoy the jointer.

-- On the eighth day God was back in His woodworking shop! Lenny, East Providence, RI

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Bob Kollman

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#5 posted 06-27-2010 11:57 PM

Alright Mister, isn’t it about time to start jointing about

a 100 BF of oak that’s sitting in mom’s back yard????

Congrat’s and have fun!!!! :)

-- Bob Kenosha Wi.

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Dennisgrosen

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#6 posted 06-28-2010 12:03 AM

congrat´s Mike with your new toy
I ´l bett it will be fun to play with
let the chips fly free

take care I have heard the knifes is preety sharp in those maschinethings

Dennis

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woody57

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#7 posted 06-28-2010 12:55 AM

congrats on the new tool
be safe

-- Emmett, from Georgia

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ellen35

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#8 posted 06-28-2010 12:59 AM

Great new toy!!
I too have a benchtop… works fine for what we need it for… like making boxes!!
If only the actual directions were longer than the safety and stuff directions!!!
Luckily it makes for short assembly time this way!
Ellen

-- "Don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good." Voltaire

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stefang

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#9 posted 06-28-2010 01:02 AM

Congrats with your new jointer Mike. New tools are always a woodworkers dream ( or sometimes nightmare) come true. Have fun!

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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Dan'um Style

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#10 posted 06-28-2010 01:44 AM

fun stuff Bud … tools and wood

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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lew

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#11 posted 06-28-2010 02:18 AM

Now projects will come tumbling out of your shop at light speed!

Great purchase, Mike!

Lew

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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Loucarb

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#12 posted 06-28-2010 02:26 AM

Nice new toy Mike & good luck with it.

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doordude

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#13 posted 06-28-2010 03:10 AM

Nice tool ,and smooth square edges to come.
hey where’s A1jims comment? he must be in the shop today

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Cozmo35

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#14 posted 06-28-2010 03:30 AM

Nothing like a new toy!!

-- If you don't work, you don't eat!.....Garland, TX

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BritBoxmaker

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#15 posted 06-28-2010 11:40 AM

Splendid news old chap. Have fun. You’ve waited long enough for it.

-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging. http://www.theartofboxes.com

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