|Forum topic by athomas5009||posted 03-28-2016 07:03 PM||520 views||0 times favorited||4 replies|
03-28-2016 07:03 PM
Well today I pretty much sealed the deal on my new jointer, well new to me that is. A member of my local WW guild announced he was selling his fully restored vintage JA Fay Egan 12” jointer from around 1910. I’ve seen it before and have always thought it was bueatiful but told myself my next jointer would be a new parallelogram helical jointer.
Well I viewed and gave it a test run earlier today. It ran great especially for being a 2 knife head. So I himhawed for a few and agreeded to buy it for 900$. The machine is full restored, good user but not musame resto, comes on a heavy roller base, sharp knifes and a remachined clamshell 2 knife head. I guess the danger with clam heads comes with age/use. Also has brand new Babbitt bearings so I’ll be set there for 20+ years.
So what do you think? It’s not a new 8” helical but it performs great, can always buy the head for 1000 down the road and it’s dead sexy. Pics attached.
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