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Forum topic by adamend posted 07-08-2018 02:08 PM 897 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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adamend

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07-08-2018 02:08 PM

Topic tags/keywords: jointer

I found an 8 inch Inca jointer on Craigslist for $150. I believe it’s US model number 410/420. Some searching makes me think this is a decent machine (?). It appears to be in good condition, other than one blade with a small nick.

I’m a pretty new woodworker passively looking for a jointer and a planer. I was planning on getting a planer first, but this seems like a good deal. I have the funds to buy things like this as they come up if it’s a good deal.

What do you think? Worth it?


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#1 posted 07-08-2018 02:33 PM

I’d check it out while running if ya can, and it sure sounds like a deal.
Aside from the nick in the blade, is if in good condition? Rust? Bearings? 120 volt?

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#2 posted 07-08-2018 02:55 PM

I looked at it yesterday (didn’t have a vehicle big enough to take it home yesterday), and it seemed to run fine. Didn’t see any rust, and it’s wired for 120 volt. What would be a good way to check the bearings?

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#3 posted 07-08-2018 03:48 PM

If it sounded ok then the bearings are most likely ok. And jointers are pretty simple machines if they need replacing someday. How long is the bed on this machine? Is it a short table top model? $150 for an 8” jointer is a good deal. But the longer the table the better. The small table top models are not good for jointing 6’+ boards. But if you are only doing small projects it may be fine for you

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#4 posted 07-08-2018 03:58 PM

It’s basically a small table top model, yes. I think I can be fine with 6’ and less long boards. I don’t see myself needing to joint anything longer. At least not often. Thanks for the help!

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