Hi, Wondering how that inexpensive Jointer worked out for you. I am looking at one right now myself, here in Michigan.
Almost as soon as I got the new blades set in mine, my motor stopped working. I am fairly persistent and handy with such things so I tried the obvious troubleshooting for 120v single-phase electric motors and was unable to resurrect it. I was able to acquire an old pool pump for free, it fit the bill nicely (even upped the HP a bit) but it did not have a mounting bracket. I created a custom carriage from some plywood and bolted into place.
I got my HF jointer second hand so I am not certain how much [ab]use mine received before I purchased it. I have no idea if the motor issue I experienced is common or not or if it happens after 1000s of hours of use. Mine went out and it was easy enough for me to install a replacement motor.
After replacing the blades and motor, it works like a champ. The only minor inconvenience I see is the fence is kind of fiddly to get square but once set, it holds. My next upgrade will be to fashion a hose port for my 4" dust collection line.
Although I am blessed to have cobbled together a fairly complete woodworking shop, I did so on a tight budget and with not a lot of time (young, large family). So, that means it was slow going to acquire all the equipment needed. Without patience and some late nights, I would never have been able to pull together a well-supplied wood shop.
I paid $100 for my jointer from a Craigslist ad. I put $34 into new blades. There is NO WAY I could find a full-sized jointer for $130 in the mid-Atlantic region of the US. If you are in a similar situation to me, I would strongly endorse the HF jointer. It has made many a project possible for me that I otherwise would have been unable to do well.