Craftsman jointer model 113.232200 questions

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Forum topic by gop1ayoutside posted 02-25-2014 12:23 PM 3094 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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02-25-2014 12:23 PM

I have a chance to buy a used jointed locally. I presently have no jointed at all and get by using the TS. It is a model 113.232200 and very clean, garage kept used only a few times or (or so I am told, I have not seen it yet might go this weekend). The seller is asking for $200. Which is about fifty bucks less than a factory refurbished porter cable bench top unit (my other idea) which comes with a money back guarantee and an owner’s manual.

I did some research and It seems like this machine is in between the common bench top models and the larger stand alone ones you can get now. It seems like this might be an option to save a couple bucks and get a slightly nicer machine than the little PC.

Does anyone have any experience with this particular model? Specifically, what adjustments does it have? I read to stay away from older craftsman models with our adjustments to make the infeed table coplanar. Anyone have any thoughts on whether the asking price is fair?

I appreciate your help, folks.

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#1 posted 02-25-2014 12:38 PM

I’d say its significantly better than any benchtop jointer, but $200 is pretty steep. I’v seen plenty of those sell for closer to $100.
However, if I need/want a tool, I usually don’t let a few bucks be a deal breaker. My time is valuable to me, so I’d usually rather just buy the tool and be done with it (within reason).
If you don’t plan to process a lot of long/wide stock, this jointer should work fine and last indefinitely. My friend has been using one of these jointers for years. I believe it has three jack screws under each table to adjust for co-planer. He’s never mentioned any issues keeping the tables co-planer. The fence is ok…..but just ok.
I’d offer $125-150- at most. If its been listed for a while, I might even start off at $100.

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#2 posted 02-25-2014 06:20 PM

I had a craftsman jointer, however not that model. I think that one has a 1 3/8 hp motor where mine had a 1/2hp motor and was underpowered. Also the one I had only the Infeed table adjusted. I hated the one I had, but it was a lot different from that one. Agree with price above if it has features stated.

-- Bill R

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#3 posted 02-25-2014 06:52 PM

I’ve been using one a tad older than that one but I believe it is essentially the same machine.
It’s out feed table is not adjustable. The infeed is adjustable using a sliding shim arrangement.
If you can get to it, it’s easy enough to judge co-planer. Set the fence to be at a 90 with the outfeed, then move the square to the infeed. If there is no difference, your good to go. If not, just adjust the infeed to match.
It’s a simple machine and having a non adjustable outfeed is a plus IMHO.
As to price, Tedstor is right on.

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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#4 posted 02-25-2014 11:16 PM

Does the PC have any kind of warranty? A lot of refurbished tools, appliances, etc. have a warranty. To me, that would be worth an extra few bucks.

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