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8-in. Jointer 21703

Craftsman - 8-in. Jointer 21703

The Craftsman has the longest fence of those tested, with the locking mechansim on top rather than in back where it could slip.

$1,150 (As of 12/1/2005)

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Editor's Review: 8-in. Jointers Under $1,400

by William Duckworth

review date: December 1, 2005

The author selected 11 commonly available 8-in. jointers ranging in price from $650 to $1,350, all with either a 1-1/2-hp or 2-hp motor, and evaluated the beds, tables, fences, knives, and ease of making adjustments for each. The Craftsman has the longest fence of those tested, with the locking mechansim on top rather than in back where it could slip. It has a fairly small table-lock lever, and table adjustments are made with a handwheel. The knives arrived knicked and had to be honed before using.

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Editor Test Results:

Average Table Flatness 0.002 in.
Table Alignment (width/length) 0.004/0.017 in.
Noise Level 83 db.

Manufacturer Specifications

Manufacturer Craftsman
Manufacturer's Web Site www.craftsman.com
Manufacturer's Phone Number 800-697-3277
Bed Size 9-1/4 in. x 71 in.
Fence Size 4-7/8 in. x 40 in.
Motor Size 2 hp
Number of Knives 3
Optional Cutterhead No

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