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Forum topic by hig789 posted 11-21-2016 06:44 AM 535 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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hig789

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11-21-2016 06:44 AM

My father in law was cleaning out his “shop” and asked me if I would be interested in a jointer, table saw and still in the box mortising machine. After he got all the stuff cleared out so we could get to them I went and had a look. Said he bought them about 10 years ago to finish his the inside of his shop and start making furniture. Well they never really got used. He said the saw probably didn’t have 5 hours of use on it and the jointer probably had a hours use on it.

So I decided to sell my old 113 Craftsman and bought them from him. Ended up paying about $500 for all of it. Probably could have got them much cheaper but he was diagnosed with terminal cancer a few months ago and he’s just trying to take care of my mother in law so I didn’t mind.

Got them home and cleaned them up a little, surface rust and such. Still need a little cleaning and a new belt for the TS. The mortising machine is from harbor freight obviously and I haven’t even had a chance to take it out of the box or read up on any reviews of it.

Hopefully soon I can put them to work. Any opinions on them? Tips or things I should do or watch for on them?





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#1 posted 11-21-2016 11:56 AM

Table saw is very serviceable. Good jointer. The mortiser appears to be a house brand. I have two similar table saws that, bladed and aligned properly, will do whatever a hobbyist needs done. BTW, those rails can be slid to the right for added rip capacity. It renders the tape on the front rail useless, but I never use those anyway. IMHO, fair prices for both parties.

-- there's a solution to every problem.......you just have to be willing to find it.

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#2 posted 11-21-2016 02:30 PM

pretty sweet!

-- Chuck, Michigan,

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hig789

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#3 posted 11-21-2016 02:38 PM



Table saw is very serviceable. Good jointer. The mortiser appears to be a house brand. I have two similar table saws that, bladed and aligned properly, will do whatever a hobbyist needs done. BTW, those rails can be slid to the right for added rip capacity. It renders the tape on the front rail useless, but I never use those anyway. IMHO, fair prices for both parties.

- toolie

Yeah they are all I need right now. I have a 18mo and a 3 yo that keep me busy so I don’t get a lot of time in the shop. From what I have read about the mortiser it’s not the greatest but it does the job. That’s good to know about the fence I haven’t had a chance to look through the manual yet. It’s funny because the fence is the thing I was most excited about. A major upgrade from the one on the 113.

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#4 posted 11-21-2016 03:15 PM

You did okay on the tools. You did better in helping him clear out clutter and not screwing him over at a bad time in his life.

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hig789

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#5 posted 11-21-2016 03:56 PM



You did okay on the tools. You did better in helping him clear out clutter and not screwing him over at a bad time in his life.

- dhazelton

He’s bought and sold antiques for the last 20 years. I highly doubt he’s gotten screwed over very many times lol. But no I wouldn’t have low balled him. I just asked what he wanted out of them.

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