Thanks guys for all the good input, I really want a good planer also,
have been looking close at the DeWalt 735, but if I bought the Jet
probably have to buy one cheaper, Your input has helped me lots. I
the Craftsman very closely and it if seems to be a in as good shape as
go with it and then be able to get the 735 planer too,
Ill have to talk to wife about her x-stitch and see what kind of
budget she'll agree too
(Ahhhh thinking about it,,,, maybe not LOL) I think she agreed with
the purchase's to
get me out of the house and into the shop
When it comes to a jointer, iron is iron.
If the tables are flat and parallel, the Craftsman is a winner.
At least mine was before it got legs.
If the seller will allow it take a couple of boards with you to joint.
If the pieces butt up to a light tight joint, you have a winner.
I've contacted the seller and am going to try to see the jointer
I'm going to get him to run a couple pieces through it to see how well
they will mate, Hopefully it will be in as good a shape as he says it
If it is, I will have a new tool in the shop,
Keep in mind though that the guy may not have it set up well, e.g., knives
not well adjusted, outfeed table at wrong height, etc.) and that he may not
use proper technique... It could be a fine and dandy machine but the "test"
may suggest it's not.
(Amazon.com product link shortened)
I saw a new Delta 6" jointer on sale through the end of the month from
Rockler for $200! It is not on their website but I got it in a mailer. You
could call Rockler to see if it is still for sale.
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