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Forum topic by James Clapperton posted 09-07-2011 12:34 AM 7002 views 1 time favorited 21 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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James Clapperton

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09-07-2011 12:34 AM

I did a search for Loma Tool here on LJ and nothing turned up. I purchased a Geetech CT-200 8” jointer for $50 last year because of a bad bearing/head. After much research, I stumbled upon Loma Tool here in WA state and found that it was indeed, the new division/owner for Geetech and Sunhill machinery and parts. If anyone is having trouble finding spec for their Sunhill machinery like I was, call up www.lomatools.com. They had a spiral cutterhead in my hands in less than 3 days via USPS and the prices are awesome! At $125.00 for the head, it put me at $175.00 and an afternoon worth of work for a slick new 8 incher. The head came in a new Geetech wooden box with all hardware to install it. The website is a little ghetto, but I assure you, they are great. I’ll do a little write up here soon about the installation and shimming of new cutterheads and tables, since I found it troublesome to locate info specific to my jointer. As a fairly new woodworker, it was a little confusing to say the least. Cheers. -James


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Tooly

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#1 posted 09-20-2011 10:46 PM

Thanks for the link to Loma tools. I just bought a Geetech ct-150 long bed jointer from them for $250 boy is it great super quality and what a price. Geetech is the company that builds JET, Powermatic, General, and Oliver Jointer. They had a lot of other tools and accessories I’m looking at.

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dbhost

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#2 posted 09-20-2011 11:09 PM

I have been somewhat leery of Lomatools because

A. Never heard of them.
B. Flaky / amateurish web site.
C. No BBB entry.

I will wait until at least C is fixed before I think of giving them money…

-- My workshop blog can be found at http://daves-workshop.blogspot.com

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Tooly

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#3 posted 09-20-2011 11:20 PM

I picked it up at their warehouse I was able to see the product and touch it. I think they bought over stock and discontinued item.

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knotscott

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#4 posted 09-21-2011 12:20 AM

Thanks for the heads up….always good to know.

$550 for that 8” jointer is a nice deal….even $670 shipped isn’t bad.

-- Happiness is like wetting your pants...everyone can see it, but only you can feel the warmth....

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James Clapperton

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#5 posted 09-21-2011 12:56 AM

Yup, I was weary as well. Didn’t even cross my mind to check BBB. The guy from Sunhill passed away and his son sold the company to Loma. At least that’s what I hear. It’s in the same building as Oliver. Did anyone get at look at that place?

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Tooly

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#6 posted 09-21-2011 02:16 AM

I don’t know about the Sunhill stuff but it is in the same warehouse as Oliver. They were knowledgeable and good to deal with. The Oliver machines are heavy duty machines that I didn’t need but were nice to look at.

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richardwootton

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#7 posted 05-16-2013 12:20 AM

I know this is an old post, but I’m seriously thinking about getting their 6×56” jointer. 250 dollars for a long bed 6 inch sounds pretty freaking awesome!

-- Richard, Hot Springs, Ar -- Galoot In Training

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knotscott

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#8 posted 05-16-2013 01:09 AM

The Sunhill 56” jointer is essentially the same as a former Griz G1182 with some extensions added for additional length. It’s a very well proven design….Jet, GI, Woodtek, Bridgewood, etc.

-- Happiness is like wetting your pants...everyone can see it, but only you can feel the warmth....

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Tooly

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#9 posted 05-16-2013 01:52 AM

I spent many years in upper management positions in the industry with Rockwell, Delta, Jet, and Powermatic and know Geetech as a supplier, and Oliver and Sunhill and Loma as distributors. Sunhill is no longer in business and I personally know the management and staff at Oliver and Loma very well. They are a very knowledgeable and dedicated group that is highly focused at serving the customer. The jointers in discussion are high quality old stock that were built by Geetech for Sunhill, when this stock is gone it will be gone, if you miss this deal you’l be sorry.

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recover82

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#10 posted 08-10-2013 03:26 AM

I realize this thread is a little old but I was wondering if the OP, or anyone else had any follow up on the Geetech Jointer? I’ve been him-hawing around for over a week reading up on Geetech / Sunhill, etc… trying to decide if I should simply order or save the money.

Thanks!

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Jerry

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#11 posted 08-10-2013 04:31 AM

Even though thread is old, just wanted to say BBB is not credible. They basically sell rating and advertisement. They call Me every other month trying to dig into my pocket. Just sales calls, basically they are unwanted spam on my phone. I have never had any bad reports from them and have no I’ll motivation against them other than their persistent badgering and sales pitches. The BBB is a terrible reference to go by. They are motivated by money more than simple honest reporting.

-- Jerry Nettrour, San Antonio, www.topqualitycabinets.net

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Tom Coster

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#12 posted 08-10-2013 01:08 PM

2nd Jerry

-- Tom, MI, SC

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knotscott

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#13 posted 08-10-2013 01:29 PM

Looks to be the best new jointer deal on the web right now…..very well proven machine too.

-- Happiness is like wetting your pants...everyone can see it, but only you can feel the warmth....

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Blipy

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#14 posted 10-15-2013 01:01 AM

Just recieved the 6” jointer. It was coplaner right out of the box. I worried it was a scam right up to the point I ran my first board through it.

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knotscott

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#15 posted 10-15-2013 10:01 AM

Blipy – Mind sharing what the delivered cost was?

-- Happiness is like wetting your pants...everyone can see it, but only you can feel the warmth....

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