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Forum topic by scvwood27 posted 12-25-2014 09:43 PM 1083 views 0 times favorited 18 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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12-25-2014 09:43 PM

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#1 posted 12-25-2014 09:49 PM

My first thoughts are do you need that big a jointer?
Second, the table will most certainly need a complete resurfacing.
After that, despite what people say, carbide does degrade over time due to humidity and weather issues. The cutters may be fine, maybe not. If not, you are out a couple hundred for new cutters, and good luck getting those bolts out.
It will need a new belt for sure.

Other than those listed, to me it seems about $150 too high. If I could grab this for $500, I’d probably jump, even knowing the cutters could bite my wallet, hard…

-- Paul, Tennessee, http://www.tsunamiguitars.com

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#2 posted 12-25-2014 11:59 PM



Second, the table will most certainly need a complete resurfacing.

- Tennessee

Why do you say the table will most certainly need a complete resurfacing?

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#3 posted 12-26-2014 01:26 AM

8” jointers dont show up too often in my neck of the woods, nevermind with a spiral cutterhead. Thats gotta run $1200 new. Id be on that for a looksie at least.

-- rock, chalk, jayhawk

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#4 posted 12-26-2014 01:35 AM

WhyMe: I say that because when you do the rust removal process, some areas will take off more metal than others. I noticed that one side was pretty much rust free, while the other seemed to be fairly well rusted. Taking that off will remove a few thousandths of metal, and possibly throwing off your parallelism with uneven table tops.
Just an observation that I saw first hand on my planer when it took on a lot of rust from sitting very close to my main garage door. After removal, I had to reset the infeed and outfeed tables since one became too low due to rust removal changing the flatness way more than I ever thought it would.

You would think that taking off a bit of surface rust would not change dimensions. It does…

-- Paul, Tennessee, http://www.tsunamiguitars.com

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#5 posted 12-26-2014 02:26 AM

The rust might clean up with a scrubbing pad and some cleaner.
The 8” size and spiral head are real benefits, and the price is right.

-- Willie, Washington "If You Choose Not To Decide, You Still Have Made a Choice" - Rush

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#6 posted 12-26-2014 11:30 PM

Is 8 to big for a hobby shop? Will I really need the extra size or should I stick with a 6 inch ?

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#7 posted 12-27-2014 12:12 AM



Is 8 to big for a hobby shop? Will I really need the extra size or should I stick with a 6 inch ?

Is it too big for your hobby shop?

Also, do you have a 220v line, or feel like running one?

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#8 posted 12-27-2014 12:17 AM



Is 8 to big for a hobby shop? Will I really need the extra size or should I stick with a 6 inch ?

- scvwood27

Not necessarily, unless you don’t have the room for it. I have only a 4 3/8” jointer, but only use it for edge planing. I have a 13” thickness planner for doing face planing. In my case I have a small shop so that 8” would take up too much room.

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#9 posted 12-27-2014 12:59 AM

looks good to me. you definitely want 8”, 6” is just too small. 8” is so much better, especially in outfeed table length.

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#10 posted 12-27-2014 01:06 AM

all i know if it was closer to louisiana it would be sold ,go for it it take up a lot of shop floor but that a steal

-- Jesus Is Alright with me

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#11 posted 12-27-2014 01:07 AM

I’d get it. The rust removal is a piece of cake with a razor and some scrubbing with a scotchbrite pad and WD-40. Seal with Johnson’s paste wax.Any metal removal will be minimal…
I have a 6” and wish I had an 8”...

-- "I cut it twice and it's still too short"

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Tennessee

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#12 posted 12-27-2014 01:18 AM

I’ve had a 6” for 14 years, and never yet felt the need to have an 8” Just my opinion. If you feel this is a good bargain, by all means go for it. Then we can say, “You suck”, for getting a good bargain!!

-- Paul, Tennessee, http://www.tsunamiguitars.com

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#13 posted 12-27-2014 01:34 AM

“Thought?”

Heavy!
220v

OK. That’s two thoughts!

-- Handcrafted by Mike Henderson - Channelview, Texas

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#14 posted 12-27-2014 02:24 AM

It would not work for me. Even though it’s on casters, I’m in my 7th decade and have no business shoving 500 lb tools across the floor. I don’t have room in my shop for a large jointer.

I have a 4” jointer that does fine for edge jointing. I’ve learned to use hand planes to remove cup and twist from a board’s surface, which is then the reference surface for going through the planer. This works quite well.

-- "Heaven is North of the Bridge"

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#15 posted 12-27-2014 05:03 AM

Many’s the time I wished my 6 inches was 8. I would go in and offer him $500 cash and haggle a bit over the rust.

-- If someone tells you you have enough tools and don't need any more, stop talking to them, you don't need that kind of negativity in your life.

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