6" Barton jointer by Palmer D. Wood working cabinet - $50

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Forum topic by Tiggu posted 08-07-2017 01:00 AM 1975 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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08-07-2017 01:00 AM

I came across this jointer on Craigslist today.

This is the description:
This 6-inch Barton jointer was manufactured by Palmer D. weeks in Portland, Oregon. This is the type of police that lasts a lifetime, not like some junk made today. It’s powered by a Craftsman 1HP motor. Comes on stand pictured. This belonged to now deceased craftsman/handyman. Not an abused tool. Comes with a spare blade and the owners manual. Price is firm, all proceeds go to surviving widow.

NOTE: item is now in storage. I need 24 hour advance notice to retrieve and show to prospective buyers.

Does anyone know if this is a good deal?

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#1 posted 08-07-2017 01:05 AM

It’ll get you started and may be all the
jointer you ever need. If the parts are
there and undamaged it’s a great deal, imo.

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#2 posted 08-07-2017 01:14 AM

Thank you, Loren.

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#3 posted 08-07-2017 01:17 AM

No picture so hard to tell if it’s worth it… here is another Barton 6” jointer in the wild:

Should have more than one knife though :)


-- Brad in FL - In Dog I trust... everything else is questionable

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#4 posted 08-07-2017 01:20 AM

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#5 posted 10-07-2017 07:10 PM

So I just aquired one of these yesterday…....pretty decent shape…..... not much out there on it….....Can the Craftsman motors be bought ?

-- Kevin.... Prineville, Or

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#6 posted 09-16-2018 06:32 PM

So I just aquired one of these yesterday…....not much out there on it

Have you typed the name into google?
There is (now) actually quite a bit about these we know. If you check in over at or you’ll find lots.


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#7 posted 09-16-2018 06:51 PM

Wouldn’t worry about it being a craftsman unless your looking for period specific. Otherwise, regular 56 frame motors are a dime a dozen.

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