Central 6 inch jointer

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Forum topic by cjfarmer posted 03-22-2019 09:59 PM 210 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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03-22-2019 09:59 PM

My new business partner bought a central brand 6 in jointer. It cuts butter smooth jointing with minimal snipeage planing cedar and yeller pine but it bogs down in anything hard like pine knots. I think its underpowered and would benefit greatly from a little bit bigger motor. Is it worth putting any money in a harbor freight tool thats already a one owner before i got hold of it? Or should i let it limp along and keep looking for a better jointer?

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#1 posted 03-22-2019 10:04 PM

If it were me, I’d hold onto it and look for a better one. Might have to be patient though depending where you are at. Good jointers sell fast on the used market.

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#2 posted 03-22-2019 10:23 PM

Yea this one came with a bunch of homeowner quality tools and a truckload of cedar. I used the little tablesaw and the jointer for a project. Other than just not wanting to plane 6 in yeller pine eit a knot or two its okay. It joints fine and i cant cry about that

-- Who is we and where is here? - bullwinkle

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