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04-07-2016 05:16 PM

I found a used Jointer that is in flawless condition. It has no rust, all cast iron, and works like a charm. I can’t seem to find any information about the jointer. Does anyone know if replacement blades are available? I understand it isn’t a 8” powematic but it is close to me and in my price range. Does anyone have any comments on the jointer? I understand it was sold by Harbor Freight but dont’ know if it is the same as the “Central Machinery” jointers of recent years.

Any information you have would be helpful. Thanks

Chris


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#1 posted 04-07-2016 05:32 PM

Most owners found them functional. How much are they asking?

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#2 posted 04-07-2016 06:51 PM

For $200 new it’s a good buy.

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#3 posted 04-07-2016 06:54 PM

They are asking $100. once again I understand they are not top of the line but in my budget.

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#4 posted 04-07-2016 07:00 PM

If it’ll make flat straight boards with a consistent 90° edge, it’s a really good buy.

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#5 posted 04-07-2016 07:22 PM

Any idea on what blades they use? I wouldn’t want to make the purchase if I can’t find replacement blades.

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#6 posted 04-07-2016 09:28 PM

You can find replacement blades. Just take one out and measure. You can find them on Amazon even, but there are sites that specialize in jointer/planer blades that can even custom make them (for a price).

Width, length, thickness.

-Paul
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#7 posted 04-07-2016 09:31 PM

No worries on blades….Amazon, Ebay, Grizzly, Woodcraft, Rockler, Hartville Tool, Holbren, Infinity, Highland….

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#8 posted 04-08-2016 12:29 AM

Thanks for the information. I bought the jointer.

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#9 posted 04-11-2016 02:46 PM

Willowlane,

Does your jointer have jack screws under the knives?

Mine does, but the manual that came with it does not mention them. It’s as if the manual was for a different head. It’s a lot easier to set the knives when you have jack screws under them.

The manual doesn’t specify the size of the replacement knives, and since it seems like the manual was written for a different planer head, I’ve been meaning to pull one of the knives to measure and order a replacement set. Just haven’t done it yet. I’ve been using hand planes for what little jointing I’ve done lately.

-Paul

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#10 posted 04-11-2016 02:52 PM

I ordered knives from Amazon, I will let you know when they arrive. The knives on it are very dull. It looks like the head on mine has 4 screws.

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