used jointer choices-UPDATE 2/18/07 w/pictures
I've been offered my choice of 6" jointers, both older. One is a 70 ish Craftsman. The other is a 40's or 50's model, sounds like it has shorter beds, but is physically taller, has a 3/4 hp motor that is currently mounted like a contractor saw motor because he couldn't find the right length belt. Brand starts with an "S", but he couldn't remember for sure what it was. He says he only needs one, likes them both, for me to come look at them and choose which one I want!! This is the same guy that is giving me all the adjustible feet for benches and tools.(brought me 2 more today) I was speechless! The old one has had new bearings installed, both have been stripped down and re painted. The longer beds sound appealing, but the "old 'arn" is calling to me.
Where would I go to research on the old jointer brands? He said the blades are about 1/8" shorter than the Craftsman blades. He ground down a set to make something work. Any ideas would be great! Jim.
Last edited by Jim O'Dell; 02-18-2007 at 11:18 PM.
Reason: update title to reflect new info
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