Boice Crane 8" jointer - your opinion please!

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Forum topic by Marcinchicago39 posted 09-02-2015 02:05 PM 2464 views 0 times favorited 8 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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09-02-2015 02:05 PM

Topic tags/keywords: jointer boice crane long bed model 3400

Hello everybody. This is my first post on this forum.
I start my woodworking adventure, only 2 years ago, so I’m not profesional, I’m hobbyst.
From long time I’m looking for some 8 inch jointer, I was looking for one which can work for 110v, because I can’t install 220v in house which I rent. Yesterday I found long bed 84” Boice Crane jointer, I think this is model#: 3400. Owner claims jointer is in excelent, working condition and could work on 110v. I can’t find any reviews of this jointer and I need your help. Anybody know something about this jointer? Is it worth $500? Thank you for all information!

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#1 posted 09-02-2015 07:12 PM

Boice Crane built some awesome stuff, and many of the standard features found on modern jointers were pioneered by them and copied by others such as Delta. I had the smaller 6” jointer (model 1400 built in 1954) and it was built like a tank. I sold it for $400 two days after I listed it (and the guy drove 8 hours from out of state to get it), but it was in better than new condition. Hard to tell what the 8” one is worth without looking at it.


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#2 posted 09-03-2015 04:53 AM

Thank you Brad. I have two pictures of jointer which I want to buy.

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#3 posted 09-03-2015 05:55 AM

ill pay 500 ship it to me haaaa

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#4 posted 09-03-2015 05:56 AM

not a original stand or is it? but still good 300

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#5 posted 09-03-2015 01:52 PM

Go over to old woodworking forum to find out anything you wanted to know. they are a good brand. That’s a hunk of old iron, and I’d offer 400 then split at 450.

Winner winner chicken dinner!

Only think I’d ask is if he knew the age of the bearings. Check for slop or a high pitch whine that may signal old bearings. even if you need to change them thats not a bad deal either. I’d jump on it.

Good luck.

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#6 posted 09-03-2015 02:01 PM

I’d say, yes it is worth $500 because someone out there will pay $500 for it. That is an amazing jointer. If it is very good condition (new bearings, good knives, etc) I might pay $500 for it, but I am a total cheapskate.

I would offer $400 or even $375 and see what happens. I think that might be the original base, but if so it has been repainted and the logo was lost. You can find a downloadable copy of the manual at the link below.

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#7 posted 09-12-2015 07:35 AM

Hello again. I waited to long, after what I read I conviced myself to buy it, but it was too late. It was sold! But yesterday I bought another one, hope good piece of equipment Woodtek 907064 8 “115V Wood Jointer. Anyone got some experience with this jointer? I’ll br happy to hear it. Thanks.

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#8 posted 09-12-2015 09:43 AM

That looks like your standard Taiwanese 8” jointer. They were sold under like ten different brand names. Mine is an Enco but aside from the name, color, and it seems the motor (mine is 2HP and 240V only), they are identical. Good machines.

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