Vintage craftsman jointer Model #103.20620?

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Forum topic by BerBer5985 posted 11-09-2011 05:14 PM 4967 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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11-09-2011 05:14 PM

I’m going to look at this today and it looks to be in great shape. The guy wants $150 for it but I was gonna offer him $100 and see what he says. Does anyone know anything about these? Are they decent? I have a ryobi benchtop and I cannot find knives for it and it’s lightweight, so I’m thinking this might suit me better:

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#1 posted 11-09-2011 05:41 PM

I have this:

I like it a lot. I doubt any modern 4” jointer would be appreciably better.
With that said, I think that 6” model looks really nice. And to be honest, given the condition, $150 isn’t too outrageous IF the machine meets your needs and IF it works well. Its a little smaller that most modern 6” jointers in terms of table length. But thats not necessarily a bad thing. I’m on the lookout for a vintage 6” machine (like the one you cited) because the shorter table will be easier to incorporate into my small shop. I’d say $100 would be a good deal. You can’t readily find a better/cheaper 6” jointer for less than $200-250 in most cases.
Oh, and that fact that it comes with the original, cast iron stand, is a definite plus from a collector’s stand point and adds a lot to the “coolness factor”.

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