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Willeh

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899 days ago

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Was at the local Rona this afternoon, (Similar to lowes/home depot but canadian only)..
They have a house brand for tools called Haussman nad a higher end line called Haussman Xpert… Looks like they are doing some sort of clearance, because they are selling their Haussman Xpert 6 1/8” Jointers for $164.99.

To me, the price seems excellent.. can’t even find a decent used one that comes even close…

http://www.haussmanntools.com/haussmann-xpert/stationary-bench-top-tools/jointers-surfacers/6-1-8-bench-jointer-dust-collection

1.5 HP, cast iron infeed/outfeed and fence.. seems almost too good to be true for the price.. From what i’ve found online, the blades are a standard size and it takes delta replacement blades.

Anyone have any experience with this brand? Don’t know who they’re made by, but the Jointer looks like an old craftsman model to my eye…

Any feed back appreciated.. i’m on the fence about this one.. I’ve been avoiding lower brand stuff, but a jointer at this price seems almost too good to pass up..

-- Will, Ontario Canada. "I can do fast, cheap and good, but you can only pick two... "


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jonmulzer

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#1 posted 899 days ago

Do you have the room for a full-size jointer? If so, I would hold out for a larger model. With a jointer of this size, you would be pushing it to accurately joint material even 4’ long. If this is the largest jointer you can fit in your shop, I would be willing to give it a shot. Looks like the little Sunhill jointer that they used to sell, just different colors.

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dbray45

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#2 posted 899 days ago

I have a small jointer like that one. Tried running a 6’ piece through it. Without getting into details, it cost me 4 stitches and I will never do that again. Spend the money to get a full size floor model or do it by hand. It is faster and a whole lot safer.

Doing it by hand produces a jointed edge that has no scallops and is as true as can be – from 6” – 12’.

-- David in Damascus, MD

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RogerM

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#3 posted 899 days ago

This is a very small joiner with limited capacity and power. If you have limited space and do mostly very small projects it would be OK. A joiner is one of those machines that need size and heft to due quality work. This is one of those tools where bigger is always better. Also I strongly recommend that a joiner be cast iron. A stamped steel joiner will probably not hold its accuracy well and you will spend a lot of time adjusting and truing it which can be a somewhat time consuming task.

-- Roger M, Aiken, SC

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Willeh

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#4 posted 899 days ago

Thanks for the replies guys…
Re: Size: I’ve got pretty much zero room left in my shop. (1 Car garage, also has to house the motorbike and lawnmower which eats up a fair amount of space).. that being said, it its no good to do a 6’ board, that isnt very practical.. may just have to do it by hand until i get bigger shop space (Convince the wife to let me take over the basement? Ha!)

Re: RogerM.. that one is a cast iron top/fence with stamped steel body construction.. overall weight is about 100lbs.

I’m still on the fence about this.. any more opinions?

-- Will, Ontario Canada. "I can do fast, cheap and good, but you can only pick two... "

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waho6o9

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#5 posted 899 days ago

When used properly the bench models are awesome. The Haussman Xpert Jointer weighs a lot more than my Delta and I’m sure it would be a good purchase.

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a1Jim

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#6 posted 899 days ago

I tend to agree that short bed bench top jointers can be hard to use on stock much longer than 3-4 ft.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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dbray45

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#7 posted 899 days ago

Jim – Took a good chunck out of my fingure to find that out – stupid thing tipped while running. – and yes, I was using the blade guard.

-- David in Damascus, MD

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