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Forum topic by Dadzor posted 11-14-2009 04:36 AM 1751 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Dadzor

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11-14-2009 04:36 AM

Topic tags/keywords: king kc-70fx jointer question

Hey all.

I have a chance to buy a 70FX for $500, tax in.

It is a display model, never used. The bed and fence are discolored, but not pitted and will clean up nicely, I think.

The only problem mechanically is the left front lever, part # 85 in the parts manual, is broken.
(You can view or download the parts list from here: http://powertool.manualsonline.com/r...roduct=1199072)

The lever is still attached but is broken inside the pivot ball, so it can’t fall out or be pulled out, or unscrewed as it is. it just sort of hangs there uselessly. It would have to be partly dismantled and the broken part removed and replaced.

My question is: Is it worth it?

All the comments I have been able to find online, (around 20) seem very favorable, but I would like to hear from owners, or anyone who has used one, or seen one used.

Any comments would be appreciated.

Thanks.

-- You don't have to burn books to destroy a culture; just get people to stop reading them. -- Ray Bradbury


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Zuki

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#1 posted 11-14-2009 12:50 PM

Did you call Rideouts or Rona\Chester Dawe to see what is the retail price?

By looking at the pic it looks like it would be a good deal.

But who am I to say . . . I use my router as a jointer. :-)

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#2 posted 11-14-2009 02:36 PM

Hey, Zuki

The best price locally is 800 plus tax, so just over 900.

The price is good; I;m just wondering about the cost of repairs. I am hoping it is just a matter of removing the broken part and ordering a replacement. The diagram looks pretty straightforward. Fingers crossed.

Thanks for the input.

-- You don't have to burn books to destroy a culture; just get people to stop reading them. -- Ray Bradbury

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Dadzor

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#3 posted 11-14-2009 05:23 PM

Zuki

Just got back from the store.

Can you believe it? It’s gone!

The clerk told me it has been sitting on the floor since August, so I figured I had time to sleep on it.

Wrong!

What’s the expression…you snooze;you lose. If there was ever a situation where it was true, this is it.

Oh, well…. Enough whining. Think I’ll go build something.

Thanks again.

-- You don't have to burn books to destroy a culture; just get people to stop reading them. -- Ray Bradbury

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#4 posted 11-14-2009 07:13 PM

The one that got away to bad.

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#5 posted 11-14-2009 09:22 PM

Yah, you’re right, Jim, but no sense crying over spilled beer, though we’ve all done it!

Thanks.

-- You don't have to burn books to destroy a culture; just get people to stop reading them. -- Ray Bradbury

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