Rockford Jointer Model R80675 or Rockwell/Beaver Jointer?

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Forum topic by Adam posted 06-16-2011 07:37 PM 6235 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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06-16-2011 07:37 PM

Topic tags/keywords: jointer rockford

I have the opportunity to purchase a 6” Rockford Jointer with a 1 horse motor for a good price. Does any one know anything about the manufacture? I have tried google and have not come up with much information. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

-- Adam, St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada

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#1 posted 06-16-2011 07:52 PM

Looks like an early Taiwan import. Jointers are pretty simple machines.

If it runs and cuts straight and you need a jointer, I don’t recommend
paying more than $100 for it, but availability of used machines in
your area may be limited.

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#2 posted 06-16-2011 08:57 PM

There is also a Rockwell/Beaver 6” for $200 – is this a better machine?

-- Adam, St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada

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#3 posted 06-16-2011 09:39 PM

it looks identical to me.Not worth a pay packet is it? I would say $100 plus maybe abit more not much though. Alistair ps have fun

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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#4 posted 06-17-2011 12:21 PM

I fail to see why folk are so dismissive or disparaging about those machines, especially the Rockwell Beaver. I can vouch that the R. Beaver is a fine machine, easily refurbishable , without much work. Indeed it would be a strip, clean, inspect, maybe bearings, spray and re-assemble. Add some carbide knives and you can then also use it with impunity for jointing plywood etc.They are fully adjustable and will perform very accurately.

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#5 posted 06-17-2011 01:39 PM

A lot of these machines being good buys depends on the motors, fences, tables, adjustability. If those are in good shape and if not, can you fix them.
For example an older delta 8 inch jointer that was not taken care of well and has a bowed table or a motor that is seized is not a better machine than a brand new Grizzly 8 inch jointer. just because of the name.

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