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#1 posted 29 days ago

Oh, about that.

A jointer will make a real difference in how you do woodworking.
If you can get a working 6” jointer with a fence that works
and motor that goes, you’ll not regret it.

All I’m saying is that if it’s reasonably close, don’t let that
price stop you. Offer less if you want, but just having
a jointer will open up a lot for you so if you want one,
get one now.

-- http://lawoodworking.com

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#2 posted 29 days ago

i’m with loren

why try and save a few bucks
at the expense of time

get it and enjoy

you can always re-sell
and up-grade 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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#3 posted 29 days ago

I think I agree Loren. Using hand planes to prepare all my wood is tiring. I still plan to do my table tops and joints with hand planes but after doing about 20 board feet for one project, I know I can cut my build in half with a jointer.

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#4 posted 29 days ago

My jointer is my favorite tool in my shop. It does the most work with the least fuss. $95 is a steal.

-- -Dan

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#5 posted 29 days ago

That’s kind of a loaded question, depends on what you’re planning on doing or if it’s just something you think you might use. Looks like it could be ok for smaller projects but if you use it much, over time you’ll likely want something with a longer bed and possibly wider too. At that price point you could likely recoup most of your initial investment should you decide to upgrade.

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#6 posted 29 days ago

I would rather pay a few more bucks for something a little better.
Here’s 3 that just came up on my craigslist. Keep an eye out you’ll find better. Just my Opinion, DMS


-- It's far better to be criticized by a wise person than applauded by a fool --

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#7 posted 29 days ago

Most of Chicago cl can go on the thread “Craigslist posters have gone nuts”. 4” jointers are a dime a dozen but this is by far the best 6” deal I have ever seen. I only have $56 dollars until next week and have listed several items in an effort to raise the extra money for this. It will probably be gone before next week. I talked to the guy and he says it has new blades too.

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#8 posted 29 days ago

Tiger depending on where your located I’m Chicago you’re always welcome to stop by my shop in the western suburbs and use my grizzly jointer when ever I’m in the shop.

Might give you a better idea what you want. Or even save ya a few bucks if you only need to use a machine jointer every once in a while.

Paul

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#9 posted 29 days ago

2 cool Paul.

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#10 posted 29 days ago

Paul, that is awesome. I’m on the Wisconsin border. Maybe we can work together on buying/selling tools and wood though. I can really use a hardwood dealer. Finding 2” stock is hard.

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#11 posted 29 days ago

My girlfriends family just took an oak down, speaking of hardwood.

getting ready to deal with the massive logs. It’s been dead a year.

Paul

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#12 posted 29 days ago



Paul, that is awesome. I m on the Wisconsin border. Maybe we can work together on buying/selling tools and wood though. I can really use a hardwood dealer. Finding 2” stock is hard.

- TiggerWood


I’m in your neck of the woods, have you tried Kettle Moraine Hardwoods? http://www.kmhardwoods.com/
or Badger Hardwoods ? http://www.badgerwood.com/

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#13 posted 29 days ago

A 6” jointer is a handy tool to have around. $95 is an ok price but I don’t see a motor in the picture which could be an issue. There also does not seem to be a dust chute so the shavings are going to end up right below the cutter head.

If you decide to go forward you need to check that the infeed and outfeed tables are flat and coplanar. You will also want to check the bearings to see if you may need to replace them and the knives which may have nicks or just need sharpening.

A great price would be $50.

-- ---Howard, Amesbury MA

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#14 posted 28 days ago

Junebug, I saw Kettle Moraine Hardwoods online and thought about checking them out. Badger Hardwoods looks pretty good.

Newbiewoodworker43, when I talked to the guy, without even asking or offering a price, he said it’s a great deal and is firm on the price.

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#15 posted 28 days ago

Hey TiggerWood. It’s up to you, of course, but I would still find out if it has a motor and how many HP it is. I also could swear that the table looks small, like its for a benchtop.

How about this cool Craftsman jointer? It looks like a Craftsman King Seeley which are rock solid and the stand looks pretty good and 1/2HP especially from that era should have plenty of power.

http://chicago.craigslist.org/nwc/tls/4550500193.html

-- ---Howard, Amesbury MA

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