Tablesaw/Jointer combo....ever seen this? I haven't

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#1 posted 04-15-2012 03:53 AM

That is unique. Can’t say I have ever seen, nor heard of such a combo. I wonder how well the jointer performs???

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#2 posted 04-15-2012 03:56 AM

At first I thought he just had both on one stand until I saw the label on the saw that said it was a combo!

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#3 posted 04-15-2012 03:58 AM

A common hobbiest configuration in the 1950s-1970s. I don’t
recall seeing that particular one before as the colors make
it look like a 1980s-era version. By that time imports were
causing a fall in machine prices that made standalone machines
more attractive to American buyers pricewise.

There are some machines that actually use have the saw and
the jointer sharing iron… true combo machines. The most
interesting in terms of being a serious machine is the
Yates American version.

Oh. Wait. The Cresson-Morris is a really weird version from
pre-OSHA usa.

You know, there are a ton of different designs… interesting
study of designs ingenuity.

More info for the obsessive:

... then there’s the European stuff… whole other can
o’ worms.



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#4 posted 04-15-2012 03:58 AM

really different.
If I was just starting out, I’d probably buy it.


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#5 posted 04-15-2012 04:00 AM

I didn’t know Craftsman made a Saw/Jointer combination.

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#6 posted 04-15-2012 04:01 AM

I would think if it was cleaned up and a new table saw fence was added, it could be very usable.

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#7 posted 04-15-2012 04:03 AM

I have been watching all the old episodes of new yankee and norm used this jointer (not attached to the table saw) for a few of the earlier episodes…

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#8 posted 04-15-2012 04:49 AM

seen this one on craigslist today.

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#9 posted 04-15-2012 05:23 AM

I have seen a couple of old small Rockwell combo’s around here at yard sales. Small table, maybe a 7 1/2 inch blade, and a 4 inch jointer, think that they were from the 50’s.

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#10 posted 04-15-2012 10:59 AM

My father has a combo machine that has a saw, jointer, thicknesser, morticer and spindle. It’s a bit small and you have to swap the belt around a bot to use different machines, but they are all there.

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#11 posted 04-15-2012 11:33 AM

I have one of the small Delta Homecraft combinations, an older version with the tilt table, not arbor. They are fairly common and sell anywhere from $50 to $200 depending upon the sellers knowledge. I bought mine so I could use the Delta 3/4 hp motor on a 14 inch bandsaw that is three phase, but have yet to amputate it. If you find one that is complete and cheap they would be handy if you didn’t already own either component. The weak part of that jointer is the soft metal they used on the fence lock mechanism. Go to and look at the photo index by machine type/combination. I think Atlas made one as well.

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#12 posted 04-15-2012 12:59 PM

that’s cute… never seen a combo like that before

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#13 posted 04-15-2012 01:16 PM

That jointer looks like it might be related to the ShopSmith jointer which is a common major accessory for us ShopSmith users. I have one.

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#14 posted 04-15-2012 01:41 PM

There are 2 on Buffalo NY CraigsList. One is still unused in the box. -Jack

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#15 posted 04-15-2012 02:24 PM

Can’t imagine that fence is very accurate.
Novel concept

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