Craftsman Jointer 6 1/8 on CL?

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Forum topic by BANTAR posted 06-30-2016 08:10 PM 754 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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06-30-2016 08:10 PM

I found this on craigslist. Craftsman 6 1/8, 1 1/2 HP Jointer Planer. Asking $75, it was a relative’s and isn’t used anymore. What should I ask and what should I be looking at? Thanks so much!


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#1 posted 06-30-2016 09:55 PM

110 or 220? Look for rust on the blades and mount assembly. Frozen screws can make it not a good deal when you need to change blades. Worn out belt? $75 bucks for a 6-1/8” jointer should be a good deal if the bearings are quiet. The cutting width makes it more desirable. It may not last long on CL. Here’s the thing with some used machines, you can enjoy them and once you learn more or just advance in what you want to do, pass it along for a reasonable price. It’s kinda fun too. Also, don’t be afraid to pass on his offer and wait for something better.

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#2 posted 07-01-2016 12:59 AM


I bought a new Craftsman 6” jointer in the late 1980’s and continued using it until recently when I gave it to my nephew. It performed flawlessly during this entire time.

The Craftsman 6”jointer in the photos looks quite a bit older than my old Craftsman. I would think that in North Carolina, you would be able to find a newer Craftsman 6” jointer in better condition (with the Craftsman stand included) for the $75.

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#3 posted 07-01-2016 01:50 AM

I wish Sears hadn’t started calling those jointer-planers. Confusing when there are actual combination machines. Anyhow, they’re just a jointer, not a planer. I suspect it is another of their marketing ploys, like claiming that a tool “delivers” or “develops” a certain amount of horsepower—always significantly exaggerated, of course.

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#4 posted 07-01-2016 03:53 AM

Thanks so much for the input! I’m waiting for his response! -John

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