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Forum topic by richardwootton posted 545 days ago 711 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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I saw an ad on Craigslist for a Powerline 6” jointer, but I don’t know anything about them. Does this look like a decent deal?

-- Richard, Hot Springs, Ar -- Galoot In Training

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#1 posted 545 days ago

My first impresions:
No guard system, although the hole is there.
It is actually an overgrown benchtop with the motor down below.
I don’t like that fence system, I’ve had problems with those years ago.
No chip exhaust that I saw.
Where to buy the knives?

With all that, if the guy comes down to say, $150, I’d probably still take a hard look.

-- Paul, Tennessee,

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#2 posted 545 days ago

$200 seems high to me. Depends on what’s available around your location. Unless they are a very unusual size, after market knives shouldn’t be a problem. That looks like a quite old Taiwan jointer.

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#3 posted 545 days ago

no guard, no dust chute, needs cleaned, and a knock off to boot. around here knife sharpening is around $.50-$1 an inch. I wouldn’t go much more than $100 IMO

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#4 posted 545 days ago

Looks like a HF jointer. $200 is too much for that one IMO.

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