Yorkcraft YC-6J jointer

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Forum topic by Vrtigo1 posted 05-27-2010 09:26 PM 7823 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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05-27-2010 09:26 PM

Found one of these on Craigslist for $200 and it appears to be in good shape. Anybody know anything about them? I found a few reviews online that were fairly positive, but I never know if I can trust those sites I’ve never heard of before. One of them said it was very similar to the Delta 37-195. I’ve had my eye on the Ridgid 610 because it has very favorable reviews and the Ridgid warranty, but at half price I figured this was worth a look.

Also, anyone know what knives I’d need to order if they need to be replaced? I’m going to take a look at it this weekend, and am trying to gauge the total price if I have to replace the knives right away.

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#1 posted 05-27-2010 09:32 PM

Sorry not a jointer I know anything about

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#2 posted 05-27-2010 09:42 PM


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#3 posted 05-27-2010 09:54 PM

I know nothing of Yorkcraft tools… Not a real common name it would appear…

FWIW, if you watch the sales, the Central Machinery 6” goes on sale a LOT for $229.00, and then add the 20% off coupons HF has been putting out all over the place and you can have a new jointer, that is actually a pretty good copy of the OLD Rockwell Delta designs from years past on the cheap…

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#4 posted 05-27-2010 10:28 PM

You might want to run a search to make sure you could get parts for it if needed. I too have heard the name but never seen anyone that carried them.

The Ridgid has been on sale in some districts for around $300. Of course my district doesn’t have that pricing yet, but they did have it marked down to $364 and I bought one.

Nice tool, finished assembly last night and put on a mobile stand. As a hobbyist and not a lot of extra space in the shop, I think its going to be a nice addition.

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#5 posted 05-27-2010 11:25 PM

That is supposed to be a very good jointer.It received a best buy rating in FWW magazine a few years ago.It was a relatively inexpensive tool so for that price it should be in excellent shape.I think Yorkcraft is made by Bridgewood

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#6 posted 05-28-2010 01:00 AM

The YC got fairly popular as a hot bargain a few years back. It was sold by Wilke Machinery in York, PA….same company that also sold Bridgewood. Owners were pretty happy in general…many reported that it was identical to the Delta 35-195, and some even reported that the owner’s manual had a pic of the Delta 35-195 on the cover. Note that both the Delta and the YC use a rack and pinion fence adjustment that takes up extra space in the back of the jointer….it’s a nice precise system, but not really needed for a jointer.

$200 for that unit seems a tad high….I’d offer $150-$175. Blades shouldn’t be a problem, and I suppose it’s possible to source parts from the 37-195.

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