|Forum topic by ProfPenguin||posted 469 days ago||1419 views||0 times favorited||4 replies|
469 days ago
I am looking for a decent budget jointer so I can work with some twisted boards, reclaimed lumber, non S4S lumber, etc. I don’t need anything fancy so a basic 6” jointer should work pretty well for me. I know that the discontinued Harbor Freight model gets good reviews for being a decent, no frills, machine which would be prefect.
Someone locally posted up a jointer on craigslist that looks to be an older HF jointer and I was wondering if it is the same one that people have used and liked. The brand logo says “Chicago Power Tools” arranged in a triangle, the model number is “LBJ-6”. It has a Kuang Li motor but the pictures are too blurry to make out the HP or other info.
He is asking for $100 which, if it is the model people like, is pretty reasonable I think. If anyone has used a similar model or knows anything about it, I would love some insight. Thanks jocks!
P.S. Here is the CL post if you’d like to look at the pictures.