I made what I feel to be a great buy on Craigslist today. For $25 I purchased a 6 inch jointer. After geting it home and pulling the Model number off it I was able to find out some specifics and even track a parts listing down. It is in OK shape, so I need to clean it up and mount the motor to it. The jointer itself is mounted to a very sturdy cabinet that is also mounted on casters. having it mounted on casters is a huge plus for me as I have limited space and am always moving stuff around in the shop. It is a solid cabinet and will be cutting a door and adding shelves for storage. The motor is a 1725 rpm GE motor. I was really hoping for a 1750 but will make due for $25! I was reading the operating instructions that i found online and they stated that 4500 rpm is the best speed. I have to measure the motor pully to see if it is going to get me where I need to be. I was planning on getting a link belt to use for power transfer between the motor and machine. Has anybody used these and are the reliable? Stay tuned to see how this turns out.
Thanks for looking
-- All the tools in the world wont make you a good mechanic or craftsman... however it helps!