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Polishcannon

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06-05-2016 01:07 AM

I found a used SECO 8” jointer on Craigslist for a reasonable price. I am going to look at it tomorrow. Does anyone have any experience with this tool. Seco is no longer in business and the tools were made in Taiwan. I need a larger jointer but I have my concerns due to this jointer being an out of production tool.


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#1 posted 06-05-2016 01:21 AM

As long as you can get blades, which you can from many sites,I bet the motor is a 1HP induction one what needs to be replaced? A Pic website would be nice or should I just GUESS?

-- Knowledge and experience equals Wisdom, Michael Frankowski

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#2 posted 06-05-2016 01:34 AM

From my research, it should be a 2hp motor 220 single phase. These jointers also use 4 blades instead of 3. When I was younger and my wallet was thinner, I bought some cheap tools only to have replace them with better made name brand tools. This is my concern, but with my second child starting college in the fall, my wallet is on a diet again.

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#3 posted 06-05-2016 01:36 AM

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#4 posted 06-05-2016 01:52 AM

I just love the CL posters that take a pic, with the garage door open from in side facing outside instead of the other way,, they should take a photo class on back lighting. DFs
I would buy it if you have the power source for it.

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#5 posted 06-05-2016 01:58 AM

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#6 posted 06-05-2016 02:00 AM

I am good with the power. Thanks for your input. I may have to list my 6” powermatic jointer on CL next.

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#7 posted 06-05-2016 03:35 AM

this jointer is the same as mine, with a different name. You can get all the parts for it still via LomaTools / Oliver Machiner as I did. Judy Y. Chuang judy01@olivermachinery.net if you need parts though they will come from Taiwan so give some time. This was a cookie cutter 8” jointer for $600 range back in the day. My restoration / save of this jointer: http://lumberjocks.com/Holbs/blog/63346

-- Yes, my profile picture is of a Carpenter Bee! The name is derived from the Ancient Greek "wood-cutter"

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#8 posted 06-05-2016 11:30 AM

Holbs. Great to hear. Thanks for the info, it’s the confirmation I needed.

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#9 posted 06-05-2016 11:49 PM

Happy to report that I did purchase the seco jointer. I wasn’t able to test run the unit but everything was there (except the plug) and the previous owner assured me it was a working unit. I took the risk since I bought it for $300 and I know where he lives if there is a problem. I am looking forward to firing it up ASAP.

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