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Forum topic by Shane posted 08-20-2015 12:51 PM 990 views 0 times favorited 31 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Shane

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08-20-2015 12:51 PM

It’s a refurbished Craftsman 21705. It bears a striking resemblance to the Grizzly G0654.

Link to the ad


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FancyShoes

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#1 posted 08-20-2015 12:58 PM

I have seen used 6” powermatic jointers sell at auctions for $40. I cant stand craftsman tools. So I would say that isnt a good deal.

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#2 posted 08-20-2015 01:02 PM

Ok so what I’ve learned in the last week or so of searching is that pretty much everyone on this site has a $2000 jointer that they paid $5 for and that I’m the only unlucky one to miss out.

Is that about right? LOL

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#3 posted 08-20-2015 02:01 PM

IMO, I would never buy something new with the Craftsman name. Back in the day, Craftsman sold good quality product, but not anymore.

Even though I already have a PM 50, if I could find one for $40, then I’d have 2, just because…....

As far as you being the only unlucky one, you aren’t alone. Two weeks ago I was the demo’er at my local woodturning club. I got there early and started setting up. A pen turner came over to gloat on a chuck he just got. Oneway Stronghold for $30…. A pen turner!!!!.......... Jerry (in Tucson)

-- Jerry (in Tucson)

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#4 posted 08-20-2015 02:18 PM

What city and state are you in? If you gave us that we could scour you local craigslist and help you even further.

I have a craftsman jointer. However mine is around 35+ years old. Pretty different than what exists today. I like it quite a bit but I have always lusted after something a little more for the 16 years I have owned it.

-- Jesse, West Lafayette, Indiana

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Shane

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#5 posted 08-20-2015 02:29 PM

I’m in central Ohio. Any help would be appreciated.

I just saw a older Jet JJ6CS go up for sale a couple of hours away for $125. It’s a little rusty but if it isn’t sold already I’d say that’s a no brainer… Waiting on the guy to call me back.

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#6 posted 08-20-2015 02:31 PM

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#7 posted 08-20-2015 02:37 PM

This one is a beauty. Probably farther than you would want to go for that price.

http://louisville.craigslist.org/tls/5168235976.html

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-- Jesse, West Lafayette, Indiana

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#8 posted 08-20-2015 02:38 PM

Here’s one bad review on the Craftsman jointer:

woodmanrazorback
Greenwood, AR

One word of caution on any product manufactured by ORION International. Product codes beginning with 152.xxxxxxx. This company redesigned their product within a 5 year window and then stops making parts. Leaving you with a virtual BOAT anchor. I purchased one 6 years ago and now can not get the parts I need to fix my machine. The Trunnion setup is made of a very cheap pot metal and will brake under stress. Sears says to bad parts aren’t available and ORION International will not respond to my emails. Sears better look at who they are doing business with as people like myself make future investments in tooling.

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Luthierman

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#9 posted 08-20-2015 02:40 PM

Okay, that jointer you posted is basically the same as the one that I did, just cheaper. And it needs some cleaning. I would get that one. Rust is easy.

-- Jesse, West Lafayette, Indiana

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Nubsnstubs

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#10 posted 08-20-2015 02:45 PM

Burgels, rust comes off real easy, especially what I saw in the picture. A little naval jelly, not lint, and you’re in business.
If you do get it, while there, see if there is anymore stuff that you could use, since he’s saying he’ll post other items over time. I just love spending other peoples money. hehe.. ....... Jerry (in Tucson)

-- Jerry (in Tucson)

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Shane

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#11 posted 08-20-2015 02:46 PM

Yeah I’m hoping I can snag that one but my guess is someone will beat me to it.

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#12 posted 08-20-2015 02:53 PM

CL prices vary by region, but I looked for 6-9 months before I found a 6” jointer for what I wanted to pay: $150. I held off the many older 6” craftsman with the short tables and finally found a floor stand model with long beds. But it took awhile. If you’re willing to go up to $300, you have more options. I really like my jointer.

-- "Man is the only animal which devours his own, for I can apply no milder term to the general prey of the rich on the poor." ~Thomas Jefferson

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Shane

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#13 posted 08-20-2015 02:55 PM

Yeah I just need to be patient, but I suck at that. LOL

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#14 posted 08-20-2015 02:57 PM

It helps if you have an auto search on CL—I use Page Monitor on Chrome. The other thing is to use tempest search to look for CL posts in a wider area.

-- "Man is the only animal which devours his own, for I can apply no milder term to the general prey of the rich on the poor." ~Thomas Jefferson

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#15 posted 08-20-2015 03:00 PM

I have that setup through an RSS reader. I also use statewidelist.com That’s how I found the one listed above

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