Buffalo brand 6 in jointer

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Forum topic by CLWidener posted 06-09-2012 02:59 AM 2741 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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06-09-2012 02:59 AM

I am thinking about purchasing a used Buffalo brand jointer. Never heard of the brand and I was wondering if anyone had any input for me. Any help is appreciated, thanks.

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#1 posted 06-09-2012 03:50 AM

Years ago I had a Buffalo drill press and it was a great quality Ameerican made tool. I would imagine the jointer is very good also depending on the condition.

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#2 posted 06-09-2012 07:47 AM

The Buffalo bandsaws are very good.

-- If the old masters had power tools, they would have used them. So get off your damn High Horse.

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#3 posted 06-09-2012 12:38 PM

Just trolled around OWWM and checked out the companies with Buffalo in the name – no jointer to be found, but if you join up and post in the forums you will definitely get more information than you would ever hope for.

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#4 posted 06-09-2012 12:52 PM

I have an amazing Buffalo Forge drill press (

However, the jointers with the name Buffalo, are not in any way related to the Buffalo Forge Co. This is from
In the late 1800s and early 1900s, Buffalo Forge made a bandsaw. They are very uncommon. Almost all “Buffalo” bandsaws and any tablesaws, jointers, etc., with the Buffalo name are 1980s Taiwanese imports of poor quality. These machines are completely unrelated to Buffalo Forge and associated businesses.

-- “Big man, pig man, ha ha, charade you are.” ― R. Waters

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#5 posted 06-09-2012 04:43 PM

I have an old buffalo jointer, and it works fine. The dovetailed tables on mine are coplaner and I like the handwheel adjustments instead of the lever that some jointers have. The fence is the weakest link, it’s attached to the end of the infeed table. Mine looks exactly like the Harbor Freight 7” jointer except that the handwheels are on the front instead of beneath the tables.

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#6 posted 06-10-2012 12:28 AM

Thanks for the feed back. Im still on the fence about the purchase, not so sure it was the steal I originally thought it was.

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