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Forum topic by BrutalForce posted 02-19-2012 07:30 PM 2652 views 0 times favorited 13 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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BrutalForce

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02-19-2012 07:30 PM

Hi everyone, thank you in advance. I will be buying this jointer from someone locally on craigslist, and I would like some help identifying it.

It seems relatively new, yet I can’t find a picture of it on google anywhere.

Has anyone seen this Craftsman 6 1/8th, 1 1/2HP Jointer before?


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scrollerjoe

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#1 posted 02-19-2012 07:32 PM

can you locate a model or serial number on it anywhere?

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#2 posted 02-19-2012 07:34 PM

I have yet to go get it, its an hour away and it is being sold for $125 dollars. Kind of wanted a feel for it before I go. I am new to wood working and am building a cheap shop for starters.

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#3 posted 02-19-2012 07:39 PM

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#4 posted 02-19-2012 07:40 PM

waho609, that is the one I kind of thought it was, but the labeling is different and from the picture it looks like a bench top planer. Thanks, I think it will be worth the effort because the one in the picture you show gets pretty decent reviews once it is set up properly.

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#5 posted 02-19-2012 07:50 PM

Your welcome BrutalForce, I think you will be alright with the price and the product. Maybe, make a few shavings when you’re there to hear the motor and see how it works.

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BrutalForce

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#6 posted 02-19-2012 07:54 PM

Thanks. I will keep my fingers crossed. So far I picked up a 10” Enco TS for $50 http://www.use-enco.com/1/1/3146-benchtop-w-stand-20-table-10-ext-10-table-saw.html

Its a little worse for wear, I sanded down the top and checked for flatness. Its ok, but for $50 dollars I can’t complain.

I also have a full size rigid sliding compound miter saw that I bought new 5 years ago for $600 dollars. I want to get a planer, but I read that a lot of people can do without it for most things. That and the Jointer in question is also a planer (I understand this is kind of a misnomer).

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#7 posted 02-19-2012 08:07 PM

Good for smaller work. Portable. If the universal motor burns
out you throw the tool away.

http://www.mysears.com/Craftsman-6-1-8-in-Jointer-Planer-reviews

Unlike some benchtop jointers on the market, the Craftsman
may have cast iron tables and fence.

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#8 posted 02-19-2012 08:12 PM

I believe it is Craftsman model 21768 (year 2000). I think it is the bigger brother to this 4-1/8” craftsman jointer:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/CRAFTSMAN-4-1-8-5-8-HP-120-VOLT-AC-PLANER-JOINTER-PLANER-GOOD-DEAL-/170773735166?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item27c2e866fe

Can’t seem to find any photos of the 6-1/8” though.

Rob

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RibsBrisket4me

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#9 posted 02-19-2012 09:45 PM

That IS a benchop top jointer. It will do a decent job on smaller boards. Should edge joint fine , a board up to 2x the legnth of the bed. Face jointing with a universal motor can be done but one must take VERY light cuts.
For $100, I’d say go for it!

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BrutalForce

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#10 posted 02-19-2012 10:09 PM

Rob, I agree it “looks” like that one, but it says specifically on the label 6 1/8-in. with 1 1/2HP. So even though there are no pictures, I think you might be onto something. I am going to pick it up tomorrow because it seems to get a thumbs up here. Thanks everyone for your help.

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#11 posted 02-21-2012 12:58 AM

Ok, I picked it up today. Its a Craftsman 6 1/8-in. 1 1/2HP Model#149.236280

It looks in really good shape. Its a bench top model, quite heavy ~70lbs. The Infeed/Outfeed are cast iron. The Fence is not. :/ I hope it will serve me for a couple of years. If anyone has any tips or insite on this particular model, please feel free to share.

The fact that its a benchtop will help with takeing up less room in my garage. I hope to build out my garage and have this under the workbench.

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#12 posted 02-21-2012 02:23 AM

I have worked at Sears for 15 years..that is a good jointer for edge jointing..if that has the sheet metal fence, it will work better if you add a piece of 1/2” oak to the back of the fence, to stiffen it..

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BrutalForce

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#13 posted 02-21-2012 03:36 AM

Thanks for the tip James.

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