Opinion on Craftsman 6" jointer model BPJ-6

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Forum topic by abehil posted 10-02-2014 12:55 AM 2009 views 0 times favorited 9 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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10-02-2014 12:55 AM

I’ve been kind of watching for a used jointer. This is on CL for $110.

I tried to look it up by model number but don’t see much. There are references to Buffalo jointer whatever that is.

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#1 posted 10-02-2014 01:17 AM

If it runs well and the beds are pretty close to to coplanar I think it’s worth it.

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#2 posted 10-02-2014 01:21 AM

Looks real close to my ridgid, alot of the craftsman and rigid tools were from the same manufacturer. For $110 with the mobile base itd be a good deal, take a good straight edge along and some hex wrenches to get a look at the knives. I bet it goes quick

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#4 posted 10-02-2014 01:23 AM

Gotta be a good deal for a long bed jointer. Looks like the central machinery ones I’ve seen before.

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#5 posted 10-02-2014 01:36 AM

I’ve called and I’m first in line. It looks like it’s going to be heavy. I had trouble looking up information, how do I find out what knives and such things. The owner passed so his friend is posting his shop items and says the owner was fastidious (his words) and the all the items being posted look clean and cared for.

Here’s the man’s 22-540 planer for an example.

And his Craftsman XR-2424 table saw $190. I really want this too!

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#6 posted 10-02-2014 01:43 AM

I believe that most of these 6 1/8 jointers can use the same knives. I got mine from grizzly.

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#7 posted 10-02-2014 02:34 AM

That jointer for $110 is a no-brainer, especially when you look at all the rusted crap that people try to unload for $300.

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#8 posted 10-02-2014 03:14 AM

I agree with 1st post. Too good of a deal to pass up. I just bought a set (3) of joiner blades on e-bay for 13 bucks.. + $5 shipping. There’s a set there that will fit yours. I have an old craftsman also not the same as yours but just can’t part with it. They were built solid back then.

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#9 posted 10-02-2014 04:39 AM

I thought these looked familiar, I saw these posted on Seattle CL today ;).

I think the jointer is a craftmaster, if you look on the TS ad (, the third pic is of the jointer nameplate. This forum discusses the craftmaster model:

I think the outfeed table on that TS is pretty slick, one of those, “why didn’t I think of that” moments. I’ll have to figure that one out for my TS.

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