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Forum topic by jaysonic posted 04-17-2013 01:56 AM 963 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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04-17-2013 01:56 AM

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Would any of you jump on this deal? It seems pretty good to me, already contacted the seller, and he said he’d even deliver it for $200. Looks good, hardly any rust that I can see, and I trust the craftsman name.

Any feedback?

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#1 posted 04-17-2013 02:18 AM

I would look for a jointer the you could adjust both infeed and outfeed tables.this one may be a good jointer but harder to set up since (it looks like) only the infeed table is adjustable.

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#2 posted 04-17-2013 02:26 AM

I own this jointer and it works well. I do all my work on it. But I’ve seen newer models of jointers in good condition for this price. i.e. My nephew picked up a recent model rigid jointer on CL for $250 last year. The craftsman you’re looking at is maybe early 80’s.??

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#3 posted 04-17-2013 02:37 AM

It’s a good jointer for it’s use…similar to the old Rockwell Model 6s from the 70s. Looks like the owner took pretty good care of it…put some new blades in it and set it up and it should serve you well.

plus you cant beat delivery!

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#4 posted 04-17-2013 02:47 AM

Hey jay, I bought this one 30 years ago used and the only thing I ever had to do was tighten the belt guard once, came loose and made a rattle noise. These were built solid back then for a craftsman. Very heavy machine. Just bought new blades on e-bay a couple months ago. Always thought of

upgrading but couldn’t justify getting rid of a good machine. The only draw back with this one and most older ones is the blade adjustment. You actually have to tweek it to perfection. But you’ll figure it out. If something would go wrong with mine today I would consider it. Newer ones have a lot more bells and whistles but the results are the same. For that price and what kind of machine this is I would say check it out now. One more thing, when I bought a dust collection system years ago I added a piece of 3/8’’ plywood between the joiner and the stand, attached a 4’’ dust fitting and it works great.

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#5 posted 04-17-2013 08:16 AM

My dad had one of those, and he liked it very much. But the beds look pretty short, which makes jointing long stock problematic.

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#6 posted 04-17-2013 12:28 PM

I had that jointer. Not my favorite tool. Mine had the 1/2 hp which was undersized and the fence constantly needed adjusting. Also very short beds. If just doing short small boards I guess it would serve the purpose. I sold it for $100 ( and you can find them for $100 or less in Indy area without a problem). I then bought a Delta 6 inch cabinet style and a world of difference. The Delta was $325, but worth it. I eventually found a 14 inch and another big difference and sold the Delta $325.


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#7 posted 04-17-2013 01:58 PM

It’s probably made in the US back in the day when Craftsman put out decent tools. For $200 I’d probably jump on it and replace the short bed 6 1/8” Craftsman I have now.

How far is the drive? If you have a truck or something to put it in, maybe he’d knock a few dollars off if you picked it up yourself.

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