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Trucker

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06-30-2015 07:04 PM

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Hi Everyone,
I am making the transition for working exclusively with S4S pine to a variety of hardwoods and I am trying to decide if I should buy a factory refurbished Porter Cable 6” jointer for $220. I don’t plan to use it for anything other than smaller projects and I’m a weekend woodworker. Would this be generally suitable? I know that it won’t compare to free-standing or helical head jointers, but would I regret the purchase? Anybody have personal experience with this or this and other jointers?

Any input would be greatly appreciated!

Thanks!


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#1 posted 06-30-2015 07:14 PM

I have one and it works well for me. Have surfaced relatively short pieces of poplar, pine, maple and walnut with it. It does a good job with both face surfacing and edge jointing.

I have not had it all that long, so I can’t speak to it’s durability. I just know it has worked well for me so far.

Mine was well adjusted right out of the box. Supposedly some others here have not been so lucky.

I have purchased several shop machines of various price ranges over the past year. Of all of them, I feel like this one was the best value (not necessarily the best machine, but the best bang for the buck).

-- Last week I finally got my $*i# together. Unfortunately, it was in my shop, so I will probably never find it again.

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