is this a good jointer???

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Forum topic by whitebeast88 posted 11-25-2012 02:29 PM 1047 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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11-25-2012 02:29 PM

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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.


-- Marty.Athens,AL

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#1 posted 11-25-2012 02:37 PM

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 11-25-2012 03:03 PM

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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#3 posted 11-25-2012 05:13 PM


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


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#4 posted 11-25-2012 05:18 PM

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


-- 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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#5 posted 11-26-2012 02:21 AM

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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