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Forum topic by snicker posted 12-12-2016 09:37 PM 637 views 0 times favorited 9 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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12-12-2016 09:37 PM

Topic tags/keywords: planer jointer

It’s an older Craftsman (Model 113-206931), the guy wants $200 for it. I’m a novice with this stuff so I have no clue what it is worth. All I know is I have an old Craftsman table saw from the same era and it works great for me so I was interested in hearing what the experts thought of this.

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#1 posted 12-12-2016 09:51 PM

I have an identical jointer. It’s a pretty good tool. Nothing fancy. Good for edge jointing. Only 6” wide. So face jointing is limited.
First thing, you must see it operate. Have him face joint some stock. Check for blade nicks. IIRC, a new set will run you about $25.
It could use derusting and waxed.
Personally, I’d pay no more than$150…if the blades are sharp.

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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#2 posted 12-12-2016 10:16 PM

It is not a planer, it is a jointer. A planer is a whole different animal. Sears calls them that and got every novice confused.

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#3 posted 12-12-2016 10:26 PM

No…..it is not worth the asking price

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#4 posted 12-12-2016 10:31 PM

Everyone is different and has different expectations. I look at that machine and instantly add the costs of some new knives (or the existing ones sharpened), new bearings in both the cutter head and motor, and a good cleaning, adjusting and lube at least. Taking it one step further, disassembly and painting, is up to you (but something I would do). So it doesn’t matter much about the kinves, or if it might have some crunchy bearings due to its age… I don’t know the history of the machine or how it’s been maintained, so replacing them (even if they ‘look’ good) will remove any doubt and is cheap insurance that can prevent possible future, much more expensive damage.

More important to me is missing or broken bits, cracks in castings, tables that are flat and relatively co-planer (they can always be adjusted if necessary), and condition of stuff like the wiring. That jointer seems to be complete, including the ever elusive pork chop guard, so that is a good thing. As to what it’s worth… I wouldn’t pay $200 for it, but I’m sure lots of people would. That decision is yours and depends a lot on your expectations as mentioned above.

Regardless.. please pay attention to OWWM Rule #5
It has been proven true over and over again, both by members here and elsewhere!

Cheers,
Brad

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#5 posted 12-12-2016 10:50 PM


It is not a planer, it is a jointer. A planer is a whole different animal. Sears calls them that and got every novice confused.

- mrbob

See that’s the kind of info I need. I assumed it had some other pieces that were not pictured, you saved me driving 45 mins for nothing. They do make planer/jointer combos though right? I could swear I’ve seen em before

Thanks for the other replies as well, good to get an idea what I need to look out for etc. I’m basically a noob who remembers just enough to be dangerous from high school shop class and a few buddies who have woodshops ;)

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#6 posted 12-12-2016 11:04 PM

They do make planer/jointer combos though right? I could swear I’ve seen em before

They are out there… for used, the Makita 2030 and Hitachi F1000A instantly spring to mind. There are new ones made by Grizzly, Jet and others as well.

Cheers,
Brad

-- Brad in FL - In Dog I trust... everything else is questionable

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#7 posted 12-12-2016 11:36 PM

I have the same jointer and gave $130 for it and have been using for a couple of yrs. Ask to plug it in if the belt is still usable, jus to make sure the motor will run and hear any noise in the bearings.

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#8 posted 12-12-2016 11:42 PM

offer 50 bucks its definately not worth 200. I’d stay away from Sears unless its really old. Those were good machines.

-- Sooner or later Liberals run out of other people's money.

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#9 posted 12-12-2016 11:48 PM

I paid $100 for mine. It’s a good tool and parts are plentiful. Not sure where you’re located but in my neck of the woods these things are a dime a dozen on CL. The 36” bed limits the length of stock that you can effectively run on it. I don’t think I’d pay more than $150 for it though.

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