Old Methane Gas Cloud
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Huntington Beach, California
I've never seen the Craftsman before. To me it looks about 1970 ish. That was the era for Craftsman power tools when they were reasonably good tools. (Not great but reasonably good.)
The Jet looks like the one that came with an open stand or closed stand. The only difference being horse power and dollars.
If it were me, I would go for the Jet. In a 6" jointer, horsepower doesn't really mean a lot and the jointer looks almost new. At worst you'll have to replace the knives but they are available all over the net.
Use the right tool for the job.
Rich (Tilting right)
Huntington Beach, California
Remember that when we have the "BIG ONE" everything east of the Rockies falls into the ocean.