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wee3

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03-07-2012 10:06 PM

Topic tags/keywords: question jointer

Feedback please,for small,cheap,quality jointer,if there is one?craftsman#21789? This is my first day,here,so thanks for any advice.wee3

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#1 posted 03-07-2012 11:16 PM

Welcome aboard.
Cheap and quality don’t always go together. What size jointer are ya lookin’ for?
C’man is not so good in my opinion.
Bill

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#2 posted 03-07-2012 11:31 PM

This craftsman you are asking about is a pretty nice little machine. I have used a couple of them prior to the granite bed series that you are looking at. They work fine for stock that is 2-3 feet long. You can go longer, but have to be very caefull to keep the stock flat. Take your time to understand how to set it up and adjust it. If you dont abuse it by trying to take deep cuts, it will last a very long time. I always took 1/32” cuts when I used this machine. It is loud compared to a larger stationary planer. You will have guys tell you that this little planer is a toy, but the fact is….... it works very well if setup and used correctly.

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#3 posted 03-08-2012 12:14 AM

I have the Sunhill 6” bench top jointer. Sadly Sunhill went out of business a couple of years ago, but it is just a Geetech 6”. I believe Geetech makes that Craftsman. Aside from the Granite top, and the fact that it is just over 4”, I think you’ll be happy with it… If you can find a Sunhill or Geetech 6” bench top model for sale I’d grab it. I really like mine.

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#4 posted 03-08-2012 12:27 AM

Thanks, bill white,shipwreck.i do 3ft.ish stock length,in general.i thought the granite bed@fence might be a plus,not much to choose from in 3 hundred dollar range.i have planer#21758,and its dead acc.small,not loud,granite bed.the catch,no lockdown.i thought the #21789 would be a good mate.craftsman are junk!i work with alot of redoak,dont know if it will hold up?back to planer,lite snipe,homemaid lockdown?,ideas if any?my theory is 2lockcollars from apposing colums ,than something for downpreasure.let me have it?cant be done?buy a dewalt?thanks for any f.back.wee3

-- BiLL @wee3

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#5 posted 03-08-2012 12:32 AM

There are certain tools that Craftsman makes pretty well. Some are total junk. This little planer is in the well made category.

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#6 posted 03-08-2012 01:50 AM

I had a little 4” Craftmaster jointer for a little while. It was amazing once I had the knives sharpened. Bought it for $40, sold it a few months later for $40 and upgraded to a 6”.

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#7 posted 03-08-2012 02:12 AM

Thanks to dbhost,@again to shipwreck.im not computer savvy,still trying to figure this webpage out.anyhow,would the granite be a huge plus over c.iron,or does it even matter,for that price range ? the #21789 sounds good for lite cuts,etc.i just dont want to throw 2 bills away,on a new catch all? It fits my need,what dO you say? Thanks wee3

-- BiLL @wee3

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