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Forum topic by tool_junkie posted 06-10-2013 10:23 PM 1271 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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tool_junkie

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06-10-2013 10:23 PM

I don’t have a jointer and have been searching the local craigslist for several months. Just came across this:

http://cedarrapids.craigslist.org/tls/3861476474.html

I spoke to the gentleman selling it, he says it is direct drive. Is direct drive a deal breaker?

Let me know what you guys think?

Thanks!


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patron

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#1 posted 06-10-2013 10:27 PM

after months of looking
and for $40

i’d get it

you can always move up to bigger
and better later

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#2 posted 06-10-2013 10:54 PM

Direct Drive usually means that the motor shaft would be turning the head directly(think SkilSaw). I don’t see a motor sticking out of the back of the machine attached to the cutterhead. I spent quite a bit of time online and couldn’t even find this machine. All kinds of Rockwell 6” jointers , but no “Model 6” yet.

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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bbc557ci

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#3 posted 06-10-2013 10:56 PM

Should be ok for smaller projects. Like patron says, $40.00 worth a shot. If it were me though, I’d prolly hold out for something a little more, but that’s just me.

-- Bill, central NY...no where near the "big apple"

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#4 posted 06-10-2013 11:03 PM

Spoke too soon…found one on ebay
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Rockwell-6-Jointer-/130914387167#vi-content
Actual number to look for is 37-608
It IS belt driven by a small cog and cog belt.
http://www.toolpartsdirect.com/cgi-bin/bigimg.cgi/rockwell/37-608

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#5 posted 06-11-2013 12:02 AM

I would jump on it. I have nothing, (well, i do have a couple power planers, but i would not touch a nice piece of hardwood with them.) so this would be an upgrade for me, and I believe you could resell it for the same or more than what you bought it for if you upgrade further.

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tool_junkie

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#6 posted 06-11-2013 12:58 AM

I went and got it. The blades look to be in very good condition. The guy mentioned that he didn’t use it much ever since he bought it and that is why he is parting with it.

Thanks for all your replies, guys.

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