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Forum topic by Mike posted 02-03-2014 09:50 PM 1113 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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02-03-2014 09:50 PM

Topic tags/keywords: planer jointer

Hi all;

I currently have a 6” jointer and really need to upgrade to an 8”.

Here is a WW2 era 8” jointer link Is this something that I should even consider since I’ll most likely drop it to 110 V. It definitely needs some TLC too. Also, does anyone know where I can get new knives?



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#1 posted 02-03-2014 09:57 PM

Wallace made nice heavy equipment just after the war. It should be agood little jointer but with the short tables you will be limitied on length of stock to joint. The price is also about twice of what I would even consider paying. Keep an eye out for a good Delta or Powermatic 8” from the same era dn you wont go wrong

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#2 posted 02-03-2014 10:05 PM

I wouldn’t pay that much for it. If the short tables appeal to
you it may be a good choice as finding newer short and wide
jointers can be challenging. I’ve had some short bed
jointers. They are nice if your shop is cramped and you’re
not building lots of big things like full-sized doors.

I think it’s overpriced by a lot. Maybe the seller knows
that and will be flexible.

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#3 posted 02-03-2014 10:34 PM

The only reason you would want a short bed 8 inch wide jointer is to surface plane, and a surface planer does a better job. There are bed extensions that were made for them, but might be pretty hard to find. You can look at them here:

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#4 posted 02-03-2014 10:46 PM

there was one local around me and i did some research and the blades are actually straight blades that are set in slightly skewed. so they don’t actually take special blades. (from what i have read)

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#5 posted 02-03-2014 10:54 PM

Hell, no!

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#6 posted 02-03-2014 10:55 PM

Something that size would be ideal for my shop space if it’s true and runs well.

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