6" Jointer - CRAFTEX
Ideal for small shops and the home hobbyist, this machine provides plenty of power for a 6" jointer and features jackscrew knife adjustment, open style stand and a 46-1/4" precision ground cast iron table.
Motor: 1-HP, 110-V, ball bearing motor
Precision ground cast iron tables - bed size: 7-1/2" x 46-1/4"
Inclined dovetail ways with precision gib adjustment
Cutter head has 3 H.S.S knives - (5,000 RPM)
Jackscrew Knife Adjustment
Max. Depth of Cut: 1/2"
Both tables are adjustable, rear table designed for rabbet cuts
Precision ground cast iron fence: 4-1/2" x 29-1/2" centre mounted with positive Stops at 45-degree & 90-degree
Open steel stand with enclosed chip chute gives working height: 33-1/2"
Gross Weight: 99 kg
Carton size: 21" x 14-1/2" x 48"
2 Safety push pads
Model CT086006 - Extra Set of 3 H.S.S. Knives
2 YEAR WARRANTY
I did not know what to expect . things worked great right out of the box . For me the test of the jointer is when you edge joint to make panels . they fit together fantastic. I wish I had bought this a year ago.
Have owned this unit for 4 years and have had no issues. It has performed a multitude of tasks without fail. The rack and pinion adjustments are very user friendly. Light cuts are easier on the blades but from a safety stand point it is a good idea anyway. Most of my use is hardwood(95%) and it has always met my expectations for a 6" jointer. Excellent value, and good quality, paid 399$ on sale and would advise any home woodworker to consider it over more expensive brand name units.
I bought this jointer on sale for my garage/hobby shop. As long as you are willing to spend a little time and do a good setup job on this jointer it will work very well. I have run a lot of hardwood over this and after about a year and a half I finally have some nicks in the blades. I will get them resharpened but replacement blades are reasonably priced. Light cuts are the key to keeping the blades in good shape. It's very quiet and the dust collection works reasonably well. Adjustments are easy to make as well. It's a great little hobby shop jointer.