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#1 posted 08-01-2012 07:31 PM

My Boice-Crane 6” jointer sold for $85 (MSRP) in 1937 and was considered ‘low-cost’.. adjusted for inflation, that works out to about $1200 in todays dollars. I would rather have my BC than anything I could get for $1200 today, simply because it’s over-built, over-engineered and works as well or better than anything out there currently. And coincidentally, I bought it two years ago for… $85 :)

1937 catalog listing:


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