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Hi, new here, I just got one of these off craigslist for 100.00 , works like a charm. little cleaning and a wax.

it does shoot dust out everywhere though, gotta rig something up to guide it better down the chute
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This is my solution for dust collection: a piece of plywood with a 4" plastic dust port attached. I put some self adhesive weatherstripping between the plywood and the machine. This works like a charm.
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Looks good Mike......this machine isn't available anymore from HF correct?
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Dave, not this exact machine but a similar one with a different part number.

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Hey Mike, I don't come up with any jointer at HF. Only two hand held and their 12" planer....I'm going to keep my eye on the "Trader's Guide" type papers though. Glad you were able to pick that machine up.
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I am lacking the ASSEMBLY INSTRUCTIONS for this #30289 Harbor Freight Jointer. It was in storage for several years in its original crate.

NO INSTRUCTIONS WHATSOEVER WERE INCLUDED!!! Dammit!
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The HF manual for the 30289 jointer is located at several places as a PDF. Great little jointer after it is set-up correctly. The biggest problem for all of us now is finding replacement blades.
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Hi Rowland and welcome. Generally planer and jointer blades are generic and can be purchased from many different suppliers. the 3 things you'll need to know when trying to find new ones is length, width, and thickness. Just do a web search for jointer blades and you should get some

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Great deal Mike, I have seen HF be "cheap" and then cheap! If one knows what they are looking for HF is not all bad at all. I just picked up the Delta for 200.00 through one of Rocklers sales. I will be checking out HF for dust collection and band saw some time in the future, after the money spent the last two months, it will be the distant future!!

Honey is great and understanding but not "that" understanding sometimes. One thing she has agreed to is me moving the shop from upstairs to the walk out basement, and not the down stairs garage but into the area that is almost equal to a two car garage with windows and French doors that are walk out to the lower driveway I will need to do a lot of work there to get it finalized but I can use it as is for now and work one section at a time.
I think Harbor Freight has their DC unit on sale for about $199 during June. Having that DC has really made my shop cleaner and safer healthwise. Your wife is likely to appreciate your reducing the sawdust you track in and that leaks into the rest of the house. In the mean time, I hope you are using a good mask. That sawdust will ruin your lungs pretty fast. Have her read a couple of strings on dust collection. It is worth a bit of debt to protect your ability to breathe.

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