Harbor Freight 6" Rabbeting Jointer
This is a new addition to my shop. I was comparison shopping for an inexpensive jointer and was curious as to how much value there would be in a unit regularly priced at $249.00. This unit has a 1 HP motor and draws 8 amps @ 110VAC. There are 3 knives in the 3" cutter head and both the infeed and outfeed tables are hand wheel adjustable. The overall length of the table is 42.5", there is an integral stand with a dust chute but no dust collection port.(I plan to build my own.) A small blade adjusting gauge and wrench is included. Replacement blades are $9.95 a set. This machine costs considerably less than jointers offered by other companies, and you have to wonder if it is worth the money. I acquired one of these units in a trade, and it is in pristine condition. I will be running it through the paces with a variety of woods and will report my findings and give this tool a rating over the next couple days.
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