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Posted on 6" Craftsman 113.206931 jointer advice sought

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#1 posted 06-25-2012 02:57 PM

Perhaps if I re-phrase my objectives this will make sense. I’m totally reworking my entire shop for the first time in 30yrs. I kicked everything out into the garage (hell of a mess) and only the tools that I’m actually going to be using are allowed back in. :) It’s truly amazing the stuff that accumulates over the years, but I’m tired of warehousing equipment that I just never use anymore. I found this forum while searching for a way to update my old Craftsman table saw. After reading many posts and asking a few questions, it became clear that fixing the old beast up was like wrapping a hamburger in gold foil…it’s still just a hamburger, regardless of what I did to it. Before I knew it, I had a nice Jet cabinet saw occupying the space that the old saw used to sit. Yes, it’s used, but in fantastic condition. Once I sell off the old saw and the extras that came with the Jet, the switch will only have cost me about $200 and a few hours of time. Not bad!

I’m applying the same logic to everything going back into the shop. Most of my equipment I’m very happy with, but the jointer has always been underutilized because it’s a pain to setup properly. With so many options available in my area via CL, it just seemed logical to trade up to something that’s a bit more user friendly. No, I’m not interested in just running out and buying something on a lark; that’s not my personality. I’m trying to create a new shop that just ‘flows’ without fighting me…

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