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Forum topic by Mambrax posted 04-26-2014 03:23 PM 1028 views 0 times favorited 8 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Mambrax

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04-26-2014 03:23 PM

Tired of using warped wood… Therefor looking for a used (not a antique) 6” jointer, good condition. Don’t need to be a top of the line, just straight and working. Can pick up, in a reasonable radius from home.

-- Let's do the best we can !


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#1 posted 04-26-2014 03:32 PM

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#2 posted 04-26-2014 05:23 PM

yes, very true. Most look like they saw better days, the other one almost goes for original retail. Typical problem with Craigslist : lost of over priced items.

-- Let's do the best we can !

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#3 posted 04-27-2014 11:53 PM

Followed waho6o9 advise, picked up a Ridgid used for $200, not the deal of the century but good shape and appropriate for what I do. happy camper !!!

-- Let's do the best we can !

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#4 posted 04-28-2014 01:00 AM

I got a 6 inch Grizzly from a buddy at work, very happy with it.

-- atta boy Clarence!

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#5 posted 05-01-2014 05:46 PM

Short up date on the jointer. I checked booth table last night with a straight edge and feeler gauge. Couldn’t find more that .002” variation. From a co planar stand point, not perfect, small sagging of .012” on the in-feed table. For what i do, should not be noticeable. So overall for a 10 year old unit, pretty good IMO. Pretty happy.

-- Let's do the best we can !

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#6 posted 05-01-2014 06:24 PM

Jointers don’t have to be as perfect as some articles make it out.
The hand-fed jointer is an extension of you, the craftsperson. It
takes awhile to learn to use a jointer to get the results you
want. It’s really just and inverted hand plane with a cutterhead.

I still use winding sticks and hand planes to trouble-shoot
machine milled boards. That’s the best way I’ve found
to make flat frames and doors.

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#7 posted 05-01-2014 06:29 PM

Great perspective on the matter. I couldn’t agree more.

-- Let's do the best we can !

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#8 posted 05-02-2014 03:41 PM

The first place to check for used woodworking equipment is HGR Industrial Surplus. They have jointers, lathes, saws, sanders and more.

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