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Forum topic by Rivercitykenb posted 02-18-2015 08:13 PM 1283 views 0 times favorited 11 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Rivercitykenb

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02-18-2015 08:13 PM

http://richmond.craigslist.org/tls/4885120708.html

Does this look like a good deal? would be my 1st jointer and dont really know much about it.

trying to pick up a jointer and a planer for under $1000 and this fits right in that wheelhouse.


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#1 posted 02-18-2015 08:22 PM

Can’t really read the label, but it looks like it might be a 3 phase motor if that makes any difference to you.

Cheers,
Brad

-- Brad in FL - To be old and wise, you must first be young and stupid

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#2 posted 02-18-2015 08:24 PM

Unless you have 3 phase power, you’ll need to factor in some additional costs for a phase converter.

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#3 posted 02-18-2015 08:35 PM

Why do school shops always feel they have to paint everything that comes in!!?
Did you hear it run and check bearings? Sounds like you’ll probably be looking at a motor, unless you happen to have 3-ph where it will end up. Maybe you already have one to put on it? I’m assuming you are buying from someone that bought it from the school. I’d try to barter a little more.
Also, are the knives in good shape, enough to grind, or will you need to replace?

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#4 posted 02-18-2015 08:39 PM

Havent even called the guy, just wanted to throw it on here and get some advice from people that have a clue what they are looking at… because that might as well be a potato to me.

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#5 posted 02-18-2015 08:41 PM

Yeah, I dont have 3 phase in the garage. So that pretty much elimates that. I will keep hunting. Thanks for the help.

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#6 posted 02-18-2015 09:05 PM

Yeah, I dont have 3 phase in the garage. So that pretty much elimates that. I will keep hunting. Thanks for the help.

If you have 220V available where the thing will be used, add another $200 +/- to the price for a VFD. If going that route, it will add several features you won’t get on a single phase machine (soft start, electronic breaking, variable speed, overload protection, etc…). Probably not really needed on a jointer, but something to keep in mind. You can usually find three phase machines much cheaper than their single phase equivalents.

Cheers,
Brad

-- Brad in FL - To be old and wise, you must first be young and stupid

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#7 posted 02-19-2015 05:40 PM

You could also make a 3ph converter pretty easy. I used to see 3ph motors around all the time. Had many opportunities to get them for nothing. When I went to build a phase converter, couldn’t find any! Ended up buying one cheap, but needed bearings. I run a 2hp Bridgeport Vertical Mill with it. Also have a big tanker Walker-Turner drill press that’s 3ph. Bought a VSD for it on eBay. Those features MrUnix mentioned are really nice on a drill press. If you can locate a decent size 3ph motor (rule of thumb is to get 2-times the hp of the machine you plan to use it for), it’s easy to make a converter, and probably cheaper than replacing with single-phase. I’d much prefer 3-phase on all tools, but unfortunately that’s not really an option for most of us.

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#8 posted 02-19-2015 10:31 PM

Correction to the previous post….VFD (Variable Frequency Drive) not VSD. Dang fat fingers.

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#9 posted 02-20-2015 01:50 AM

Too much money for a three phase jointer, 400 would my limit. I see plenty of 8” good older USA made jointers for that price with a plug and play single phase motor

-- Deano

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#10 posted 02-20-2015 02:36 AM

I see plenty of 8” good older USA made jointers for that price with a plug and play single phase motor

Not around my neck of the woods!

Cheers,
Brad

-- Brad in FL - To be old and wise, you must first be young and stupid

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#11 posted 02-20-2015 05:22 AM

The best jointer I have seen on my local CL is a $400 6” rigid. not bad, i mean it looks like a decent jointer. Then there is a powermatic model 60 for $1300 (out of my price range)

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