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BoxO

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07-10-2016 05:15 PM

Topic tags/keywords: question jointer

Hey all,
I would love to hear from anyone or everyone that has some info on Jointer. I am open to either floor or bench.

I believe I can make room for a floor model.
I would like to run it off of 110.
Will not be used for production.
I would like to keep cost in check.

Thanks for any advice given.


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#1 posted 07-10-2016 05:21 PM

Are you talk about combo jointer/planers?

Like this
https://youtu.be/zB7X_L9Xxh4

If you mean you’re looking for a jointer that’s different than a jointer planer.

Bench tops jointers are pretty much crap in my opinion.

-- Alaskan's for Global warming!

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BoxO

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#2 posted 07-10-2016 05:27 PM

The combo I believe will be out of m price range, and I think it will be 220 and not 110. I would love one but not yet.

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AlaskaGuy

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#3 posted 07-10-2016 06:02 PM



The combo I believe will be out of m price range, and I think it will be 220 and not 110. I would love one but not yet.

- BoxO

Just to be clear you’re looking of a jointer not a jointer planer.

-- Alaskan's for Global warming!

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bbasiaga

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#4 posted 07-10-2016 06:07 PM

What’s your budget? Some of the smaller combo units run on 110 and aren’t that expensive.

-- Part of engineering is to know when to put your calculator down and pick up your tools.

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#5 posted 07-10-2016 06:46 PM

I’m seriously looking at the Jet 12” jointer/planer with the helical head. I’m limited by the amount of space I have and it has a fairly small footprint. Equipmentsalesandsurplus.com has it for under 3k with free shipping. I might jump on it after the first of the year.

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#6 posted 07-11-2016 01:26 AM

BoxO,

Until recently I used a Craftsman 6” jointer. Its bed was about 36” long with a 1hp 120v motor. I built a lot of projects with that jointer, but it was purchased almost 30 years ago. I really cannot say whether the current crop of Craftsman jointers is as good as the ones made back in the day. I did not check pricing, but it is probably affordable, especially if you want to buy new.

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BoxO

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#7 posted 07-11-2016 01:39 AM

Grizzly G0725 – 6” x 28” Benchtop Jointer

I am just not sure if the bench top is beatifical over a longer table on the floor model.n

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AlaskaGuy

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#8 posted 07-11-2016 02:28 AM


Grizzly G0725 – 6” x 28” Benchtop Jointer

I am just not sure if the bench top is beatifical over a longer table on the floor model.n

- BoxO

The one and only benefit to a bench top jointer is price and size (meaning doesn’t need much room)

-- Alaskan's for Global warming!

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runswithscissors

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#9 posted 07-11-2016 05:58 AM

BurlyBob: Is that company the one in Auburn, south of Seattle? The Jet/Powermatic outlet? I bought that Jet 12” combo with the helical head and am very happy with it. What a luxury to have a 12” jointer!

But to the OP: If you’re budget allows for it, a 6” floor model is what you are after. They show up on CL a lot, because so many people move up to 8” jointers (which usually require 220v).

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rwe2156

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#10 posted 07-11-2016 01:43 PM

Listen to AG.

-- Everything is a prototype thats why its one of a kind!!

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BurlyBob

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#11 posted 07-11-2016 01:51 PM

Scissors, that’s the one I’m talking about. Sure looks like a decent deal as far as I can tell from hunting the net.
the free shipping is what got me interested.

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BoxO

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#12 posted 07-11-2016 01:59 PM

I think I will go with a floor model over the bench top. Really don’t want to spend $1000, would like to keep it under.

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#13 posted 07-11-2016 02:05 PM

8” can be found used well under 1000$. I’m sure there are others out there for 1000$ brand new.

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#14 posted 07-11-2016 04:01 PM

I bought a Porter Cable 6” bench top jointer as a temporary tool on CL a couple of months ago and I have to say that if you are going to use it infrequently as do so far, it actually works pretty well. I paid about $100 less than a new one and after getting new knives and setting them correctly, it works very well. It handled some really hard hickory I milled from a dead tree without any problems at all. Obviously it is not going to be as good as a floor model but for $150 it is perfect for occasional use and doesn’t require the space commitment.

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#15 posted 07-11-2016 04:05 PM



Scissors, that s the one I m talking about. Sure looks like a decent deal as far as I can tell from hunting the net.
the free shipping is what got me interested.

- BurlyBob


I bought one last year during the Jet 15% off sale. It beats my 6” inch Grizzly jointer and Ridgid planer easily and it is so quiet. One thing that surprised me is that it isn’t good at planing a small amount off. Say 1 or 2 thousands. I always fed boards though my ridgid until nothing was removed. It reduced snipe, but that doesn’t seem to be the way with this machine. I assume it has to do with a much more rigid set up where as my lunchbox flexed a bit.

.Last week I put 4 4” locking casters on it to replace the dumb mobile base I had it on.

-- I always suspected many gun nuts were afraid of something, just never thought popcorn was on the list.

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