|Review by docholladay||posted 01-07-2011 09:18 PM||5329 views||0 times favorited||14 comments|
I picked up this jointer earlier this week off of an add that I saw on Craigs List. It is only a couple of years old and I bought it for only $125.00. I haven’t had much time to work with it and it is my first power jointer, but so far I am very pleased with it. The adjustments are pretty simple and easy to figure out (I have the manual, but haven’t even looked at it yet). I took a piece of wood that I had salvaged from a pallet and jointed one side and then squared an adjacent face. I was pretty pleased with the results. In fact, a piece of wood that I thought was poplar turned out to be a very pretty looking piece of beech. Now to figure out what to make out of it. I do have a couple of socket chisels that need new handles. My only complaint so far is regarding dust collection. I actually don’t have it hooked up to DC yet, but I noticed that when running it, very few chips fell out of the shoot. It does make me wonder how effectively it will perform even when connected as it doesn’t seem that the chips are being directed to the dust shoot very effectively. If anyone has any input and feedback regarding DC on this jointer, I would appreciate it.
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