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Thread: I'm looking at this older Jointer. Opinions?????

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    I'm looking at this older Jointer. Opinions?????

    Been looking for something to replace my benchtop jointer that burned up a motor recently. This was listed today by an older man whom I spoke with on the phone. He is moving into a retierment center and must get rid of all his tools.

    http://tippecanoe.craigslist.org/tls/3269445411.html

    I could spend more but I kind of like the old machines too. He says it runs well and he just put new knifes on it this past winter but never used it after that.

    I may have figured out how to set this in my garage and not have to put it out in my small shop where I do not have room.
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    tom go with apprehension,, this jointer is a knock off of a older rockwell which was a good machine but that fence is wrong in the pictures something is way loose or broke there.. so go with caution..
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    Thanks Larry. Yes, I thought the fence looked odd as well. I may go look at it if it's still there on Sunday but I'm too busy until then. I'm not able to find and reference to this machine online yet.
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    i had found some near me that were better than that for another 50 bucks..
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    I dont have a problem spending more cash Larry. Although, I am pretty thrifty and try to save as much as I can ...when I can. I just tonight thought that I might be able to clear some space in my garage and set a larger jointer in there. I have learned to be patient when it comes to tool buying. I'll keep my eyes open and the right one will come along when the time is right.
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    As Larry said, it's a (probably) TaiChi knock-off of the old Delta/Rockwell model. They were good jointers, but that one looks to have had the fence broken and re-welded. You can sorta tell by the burn marks and rust on the back side of it.

    That, combined with the fairly heavy rust on the beds would make me take a pass on it. Keep looking - there are better ones out there.
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    I wouldn't buy that one either. Same reasons as already said: made in Taiwan, lots of rust, and poor fence.
    FWIW, I've had a jointer with that kind of locking mechanism, and it did not work as well as the kind which hold the fence in the middle.
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    I think you are all correct on this. I'll be passing on this...... and the search continues.
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    Looks very similar to the old Delta I purchased for $50.00 a couple years ago. I bought it because it was, still is, in very good condition. This one does not look cared for at all.
    Can you not just replace the motor on yours? Unless you are a high production shop, the HF motors are very good deals. And, motors are often seen at flea markets and yard sales. I have about four extra motors kicking around under my benches.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Frank Fusco View Post
    Can you not just replace the motor on yours?
    Frank, I thought about that today and I might try rigging up a motor to see how that might work. If I like it then I would have to build a frame of somekind to hold it all in together.

    This jointer company is long out of buisness and getting an exact replacement motor is not going to happen.
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