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my 6" Craftsman jointer

 

I had one also, for many years and I had the same opinion as you. I even overhauled it, still didn't like it.

 

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The only good thing about it is that it caused me to explore alternatives. Which, in turn, led to serious research on saw blade technology and router bit design as well as contrarian uses of the planer and sleds. And more use of the planer led to the Shelix head upgrade. 

I'm more than satisfied with the trade offs. 

 

 

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On 7/21/2018 at 5:29 PM, Gene Howe said:

I'm ecstatic to get that unused, redundant, space wasting hunk of iron

Late to this "Going Away Party" Gene. Probably missed the donuts by now?

So what ya' gonna pile in that newly created opening?:lol:

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2 hours ago, Grandpadave52 said:

Late to this "Going Away Party" Gene. Probably missed the donuts by now?

So what ya' gonna pile in that newly created opening?:lol:

Got one and a half left in the box. Pretty stale, though.

Nothing goes there until I no longer smile when I see that open space.:D 

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Gene, I had one of those jointers. I bought it new and neither table was machined anywhere near flat. I tool it back.

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I fought it for years. Finally decided there had to be better ways. Found a DECENT rip blade and, bought the Dewalt planer. Never looked back. That jointer had been taking up space for way too long. 

 

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I have a rip blade (Freud) but I hardly use it. I have a Freud Fusion combo blade that really puts a nice edge on lumber. I sent it to be sharpened about a month ago and I swear it seems to be sharper now than when it was new. Maybe I am crazy.

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7 minutes ago, hawkeye10 said:

Maybe I am crazy.

Can't speak with any authority on that for you but I know it helps me get through my days here:lol:

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My blades always seem to be better than new when they come home from the sharpener. Probably because I got used to using them dull.

Which reminds me, I need to change my rip blade and add it to the stack to be sent out. Thanks, Don.

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but, but, I thought Craftsman tools were the best!   (cough, cough)

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