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Forum topic by SPUTTER posted 01-10-2012 10:22 PM 845 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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01-10-2012 10:22 PM

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LJs: Small shop out of a garage, new to this wood working, but found a 8” Jet Planer/Jointer for a good price. Gentleman said it has never been used, extra blades and sitting in his shop for about a year. Informs me that his health is going down and he has been getting rid of his tools other than a lathe. I look at reviews and it vary from good to bad, but mainly infeed and outfeed tables not aligning and cheaply made. Question anyone have this and what are your Pro and Cons?


-- Ron - Indiana

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#1 posted 01-10-2012 11:04 PM

I have never found any machine that did not need some “touch up”. Reviews can often be very subjective, so I would look a the machine closely, maybe try it if the owner will allow, then make your decision.
Adjusting is just a matter of time. Crappy machines can’t be re-worked.
Just my thoughts.


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#2 posted 01-10-2012 11:21 PM

Correct Bill, I should of went to the reviews section and found what LJs thought about it before posting, did not think about it until I found a few articles here.

-- Ron - Indiana

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#3 posted 01-10-2012 11:35 PM

Go see the actual machine. Take a straight edge and have the fellow let you run a board or two through it to test it out.

I have heard really bad things about them, but also fairly good things too… Reviewers trash on the Groz hand planes I have and I couldn’t be happier with them…

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#4 posted 01-11-2012 10:47 PM

I have this one and am happy with it. It does take some work to get it co-planer but you can.
I t is not as convienant as two larger machines, but when one must consider budget and space it works great. I would purchase mine again. But like they said…look it over real good.
Good luck

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