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Forum topic by dakremer posted 782 days ago 884 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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782 days ago

http://iowacity.craigslist.org/tls/3046052260.html

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#1 posted 782 days ago

If you need a jointer to progress in your woodworking it’s
not bad. The price is high for my area, but those Sunhill
machines are some of the better old Taiwan imports and
the machine will get the job done. For some types of
work the difference between having a jointer and not
having one is significant. If you’re building nice boxes and
things like that a jointer is real nice to have.

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#2 posted 782 days ago

$215 for a decent 6” sounds good to me. IMO a jointer is one of the primary shop trinity – table saw – jointer – planer. Go for it!

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#3 posted 782 days ago

Thanks guys! I’ve never heard of this brand before, and was wanting some advice before I made an offer. I really want to get a jointer to (like Loren said) progress in my woodworking.

Anyone else own one of these that can speak for the quality (or lack there of) of this machine?

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#4 posted 782 days ago

Sunhilll and Geetech are good quality. That machine has
extensions on the bed ends too so it might be a bit bigger
than the standard 48”. Check the beds and fence for
flatness if possible and run it under power. It should
whir quietly – a running jointer is not unpleasantly loud.

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#5 posted 782 days ago

I would buy it if i were you! And you always can bargain!!

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#6 posted 782 days ago

At one time Geetech made jointers for Griz, GI, Jet, Sunhill, Bridgewood, Woodtek, Craftex, King, and more. That’s a well regarded model at a very good price. Loren’s right, it’s definitely got extensions, so could be in the 54” range.

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