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I found this jointer listed on Craigslist with "make an offer" as the price. It supposedly cuts great but I don't recognize the machine at all. Is it an central machinery model? I just can't tell.


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I've got 150$ I could offer for a jointer if its worth it but I don't wanna low ball the guy either if its a good machine
 

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I found this jointer listed on Craigslist with "make an offer" as the price. It supposedly cuts great but I don't recognize the machine at all. Is it an central machinery model? I just can't tell.

I've got 150$ I could offer for a jointer if its worth it but I don't wanna low ball the guy either if its a good machine
I should also add the machine is a solid 2 hours away so that affects my willingness to buy as well lol
 

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I cannot help you with the manufacturer, but likely a no-name version of a Taiwanese design.

The one detail which I would not like is the small red knob on the right of the picture. I think this is the lock/bevel for the fence. If so, this reminds me of my first jointer, an AMT model, long since out of business. This also have the fence locking and beveling from the right end. The problem for my machine was flexing at the middle and left.

Since this is two hour drive, I would pass and wait for a design with fence support/lock/bevel in the middle of the fence. Just one opinion.
 

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Yea, it's a harbor freight jointer. I looked at one in the store one time and it looked like a good jointer. It sold new for 250 bucks.
 

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I should also add the machine is a solid 2 hours away so that affects my willingness to buy as well lol
not sure that jointer is worth a 4 hr RT and the gas cost associated with such a trip.
 
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