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whitebeast88

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635 days ago

Topic tags/keywords: jointer

i found this jointer on craigslist and i’ve never owned one before.i know a lot of craftsman are junk but some are not so bad,or should i just save my money for the grizzly go654?any help or opinions would be appreciated.

thanks,marty.

http://huntsville.craigslist.org/tls/3432390219.html

-- Marty.Athens,AL


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Tedstor

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#1 posted 635 days ago

Looks fine to me. The bed/cutterhead probably came off the same assembly line as Grizzly, Jet, Delta. $225 is reasonable. You generally can’t buy a good 6” jointer for less than $450-500, unless you’re lucky enough to stumble upon an odd-ball clearance deal.

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#2 posted 635 days ago

I have the same jointer. I paid $200 for it used a few years ago and knowing how well it has worked for me, I would buy that for $225 if something were to happen to mine like a fire, flood or alien abduction.

-- Dale Manning, Carthage, NY

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pbyrne

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#3 posted 634 days ago

Marty,

Those are good jointers, I would buy one. My advice is to buy freestanding over benchtop,
unless you just don’t have the space.

Patrick

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#4 posted 634 days ago

Marty—These are decent machines, and for the price looks like a good buy.

—Gerry

-- Gerry -- "I don't plan to ever really grow up ... I'm just going to learn how to act in public!"

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whitebeast88

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#5 posted 634 days ago

thanks everyone i’m gonna try to set up an appt to go look at it.thanks again for your help.

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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