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Forum topic by ziklagx posted 04-07-2010 05:21 PM 1053 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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04-07-2010 05:21 PM

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I am looking at buying a jointer from Craigslist but the owner wasn’t able to identify the manufacturer. Anyone here have an idea? It is from approx. 1982. It was described as an 8” but looks like a 6” to me. Is it worth getting if I don’t know the manufacturer for replacement parts? Priced around $100.

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#1 posted 04-07-2010 05:34 PM

The green color says “General” to me. For $100 you can’t go wrong.

It looks like it has a 110 volt cord. That says “6 inches” to me. Most 8” jointers use 220.

-- Rich, Cedar Rapids, IA - I'm a woodworker. I don't create beauty, I reveal it.

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#2 posted 04-07-2010 05:50 PM

My guess would be Central Machinery or another generic brand. Looks like the outfeed table is non-adjustable?

Regardless, $100 is pretty cheap

-- Jesse, Hopewell Jct., NY

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#3 posted 04-07-2010 08:13 PM

Harbor Freight, 7” I believe they call it.

-- The older I get the faster I was.

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#4 posted 04-07-2010 08:19 PM

Thanks for the guesses. Will the non-adjustable outfeed table make tuning the thing impossible or is it common? (I am a beginner at this so am not looking to buy frustration even at the bargain rate!)

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#5 posted 04-07-2010 08:25 PM

Impossible – NO, frustrating – YES

It is a lot easier to be able to set the knives so that they are in the same plane as the outfeed table and then adjust the outfeed table height with a crank, than it is to have to set the knives perfectly in relation to the fixed outfeed table.

If you plan on working with shorter pieces this will be less of an issue. If your are working on stock that is 6’ long, then the adjustment of the outfeed/knives becomes more critical.

Welcome to Lumberjocks by the way

-- Jesse, Hopewell Jct., NY

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#6 posted 04-07-2010 08:44 PM

Isn’t is funny on Craigslist when you contact the seller and they have no information on what they are selling. That Jointer looks well maintained due to no rust on the cast iron top. I bought a TS on CL where the sister of widow was selling it and the lack of knowledge was understandable.


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#7 posted 04-08-2010 04:15 AM

Thanks for the help. I’m thinking that I’ll pass on this one – probably could get the job done but probably better to drop the extra dough for a better tool.

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