I think this says it all. 30 years is much longer than a craftsman tool is
supposed to live and it amazes the service department when they hear of such
a wonder. I can't believe that they would say that, but then again...
I am curious just exactly how long they expect their major tools to last
under normal use. 15 years, 10 years, 5 years, warranty period plus one
Is this thing really 34 years old and they still stock infeed table and
cutter head. Last year I tried getting a new motor for a craftsman 6"
jointer that was bought in 1991 they didbn't have em oh well replaced with
<<< I tried getting a new motor for a craftsman 6" jointer that was bought
Bite your tongue, joey, as the service manager clearly said, it's a six and
ONE EIGHTH inch jointer.
If the horsepower scam wasn't enough, they even have to stretch the truth
with the width of jointers. Amazing.
Measure the knives, and it is exactly that.
Further, who goes to get a "replacement motor" from the mfr unless it's
I was looking at the mid-grade drill presses at a dealer the other day,
because my 70's Craftsman has no crank table control and my back isn't all
it used to be. I wouldn't _trade_ any of 'em for what I've got. I guess
those who automatically go for low price get what they're looking for - a
My guess is that availability of repair parts would be spotty by now. The note from
the Sears guy said that when Emerson stopped
making the jointer, Sears bought out the inventory. I wouldn't expect the infeed
table and cutter head to be a high turnover repair
item. What is surprising is that Sears would devote warehouse space to those items
for 30 years without scrapping them out.
I once had one of those jointers. Bought it new and thought it was a pretty good
tool. But there for a long time I didn't have a
workshop and it was rusting away in storage before I gave it to my son. He sold it
and has often expressed regrets over doing so.
Wichita, KS USA
WHAT? You didn't cut your Searz credit card in half and send it
back with a single acronym reply? "FOAD!"
I have felt that Sears is NO place to buy tools since they
screwed me over in the late 1970's. Effem all. That attitude
of theirs is promoting imports.
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