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Forum topic by RussellAP posted 06-11-2012 09:14 PM 1387 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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RussellAP

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06-11-2012 09:14 PM

I picked this jointer up today with my 20% off coupon, and I also purchased the 2 year warranty from HF for $250.00

It weighs 179. It’s packed good, but I always inspect the box before loading it up.

Assembly:
While I think it’s great that Chinese companies are buying up all of our old die-cast tools from years gone by, I happen to like those old tools even though my back hates them.
That’s about all the good I have to say about China.
The assembly was gruesome and wretched. The instructions contained 30% useful information, and if it weren’t for the parts breakdown picture I’d never have gotten it together.
The chip shoot is simply the biggest joke I’ve ever seen. They try to get you to put it together when you’re putting the stand together, but once that is finished, just put it aside till you’re done. Then you’ll likely have to take it apart to get it in the space. It’s not easy and you need to be able to contort yourself a little bit.
It works like a champ and it’s very quiet too.
Now that the assembly is over, I hope to develop a good working relationship with this jointer and I hope that my production time is cut significantly.

-- A positive attitude will take you much further than positive thinking ever will.


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#1 posted 06-11-2012 09:40 PM

That was my only question on this HF machine….I was wondering if they provided you with dust collection not shown in the photo. My antique Powermatic 60 also has the gaping hole ! LOL

Glad you stayed away from the new PC / old Delta unit : )
I passed mine on to a Craigslist buyer after it had been collecting dust under my bench for 10 years.

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#2 posted 06-11-2012 09:42 PM

Dusty56, jointers don’t produce a lot of sawdust, but the shavings do come out pretty good. I need to build some wheels for this baby tomorrow and I think I’ll put a little ledge for a box to collect the shavings.

-- A positive attitude will take you much further than positive thinking ever will.

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#3 posted 06-11-2012 09:50 PM


I’m in the process of restoring this old iron .

I did mean to say chips , not dust. Thanks Russ : )
I’ve been trying to decide whether to just let my chips hit the floor, or build something to collect them in or evacuate them with the DC.

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#4 posted 06-11-2012 10:05 PM

Russ it would be best to fabricate something that will allow you to hook to the DC. Even though it is a large square opening, you would not want chips clogging up in there. There may even be something already sold by DC suppliers that would fit.

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