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7.5-Amp 4-1/8-Inch Bench Top Planer/Jointer Delivers Professional Cutting
People who are outfitting their work spaces can't go wrong with the Craftsman 7.5-amp 4-1/8-inch bench top planer/jointer. Whether you are a homeowner who likes to take on a few projects a year during your spare time or you have a full-time construction company, this bench top jointer/planer is a great option. Craftsman delivers only high-quality gear, ensuring that every job you do with their tools looks professional.
The 4-1/8-inch bench top planer/jointer features a granite table and fence system. The fence adjusts from 90 degrees to 45 degrees for chamfer and bevel cuts, offering job flexibility. With a flat, smooth, hard surface, you get accurate cuts every time. Users can surface the face or the edge of their boards up to 4-1/8-inch wide, while a 7.5-amp universal motor delivers more power, allowing you to tackle tough jobs with ease.
- Surface boards like a pro with the Craftsman 7.5-amp 4-1/8 in. bench top planer/jointer
- Cutterhead rotates at 9,250 RPM for precision milled edges
- Granite table and fence offer a flat, smooth, hard surface for accurate cutting
- 90-degree to 45-degree fence adjustment range for bevel and chamfer cuts
- Two high-speed steel blades are reversible
- Rear dust collection chute fits 2-1/2" wet /dry vac hose (not included)
- Includes push blocks
- 4.125 in. wide
- Weighs 57 lbs.
- Some assembly required
- Comes with a general one-year warranty
Added on October 07, 2009
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It has a granite bed so it 'rocks'...oh, forget it!
At $199 this was an average deal as there are so many bench top jointers out there. At $170 the deal got a lot sweeter when you consider this does have a marble bed and fence! What's the deal about marble, you ask? Well, the biggest advantage is that it will not warp or flex with changes in temperature like metal will do! The second greatest advantage is that it is slick and doesn't need waxing! Finally, I have never seen marble rust, not once! The motor on this thing is heavy enough to take care of even the hardest of woods and still quiet enough to not wake the neighbors when I used it! Down side to this unit has to be the bed width. I would really love to see this in a 6" size since that size is common in longer boards used in tables and such. Still, at 4" I can do a lot of work and save the blades on my 6" machine.
If a woodworker wanted to plane out surface areas on stock greater than the width limit of this machine then you'd have to do either bisquit or similar joins from piece to piece and then resurface the assembled stock on a larger surface planer. Never-the-less, most plane surface area are going to be limitrd from around 10 to 17 inches, and if you are trying to make a top for, say, a dinette table then at some point you are going to have to surface the the joined pieces with a portable surface planer to obtain a true surface aren't you? I'd much rather true out three piece by hand than say twenty pieces. Any thoughts on how to get a true surface on large joined stocks? Would power sanding handle the task? Many thanks!
I'm a 4th generation woodworker and make a living building furniture and cabinets and keep 6 people employed doing the same, so I would say i'm qualified to give a review. We have big jointer that cost 4 g's and needed two smaller ones in the fab shop for small projects. This tool for the money is GREAT! yes you have to make some adjustments, but event he most expensive power matic tools I have needed adjustments when I first received them. The fence is easily shimmed out by adding some washers BEHIND the fence, problem solved and the infeed table IS ADJUSTABLE. The tool does come with the allen wrench needed and if you have a woodshop that you need a jointer for you should have some allen wrenches anyway. I suspect that some of the bad reviews come from people that don't understand the money spent on a tool is for a TOOL not to have something that will do the work for you. If used properly this jointer works beautifully especially for the money, on sale around 160 bucks. FOR THE BAD REVIEWS, YOU PROBABLY ARE USING THE TOOL WRONG, THIS IS A JOINTER NOT A THICKNESS PLANER, IF YOU ARE TAKING 3/4 OR 5/4 STOCK DOWN TO SIZE YOU NEED A THICKNESS PLANER, EVEN IF IT IS ONLY 2" WIDE STOCK. You need to use the right tool for the right job. Remember, all tools need adjustments and maintenance and only do what they are designed to do, there are no "do all" tools. This tool is designed to smooth the EDGES of boards up to around 30", it's not a thickness planer and is not designed to edge boards that are 12' long. If you cannot make the adjustments to make this tool work well then you probably are trying to work well beyond your experience, start with a hammer and nail!
excellent jointer for the small shop. Great for pieces 2' or shorter. Granite top and fence is superb for this size of jointer. Did have to place lock washers behind the fence to true up the fence to the feed table.
The fence does not align properly to the cutting head causing a small strip of material to go "un-jointed". After looking through the other reviews it appears this has been a common issue. Like others, I've had to add a piece of wood to the fence to bump it out. Im disappointed Sears has not addressed this issue. Regardless of the price point, your tool should function as advertised when purchased, not require modification to perform its basic function.
Received the planer a couple days ago and have only had a chance to run a few test pieces. As others have said when putting the back fence on it i added one extra lock washer to take care of the problem of not quite finishing the edge. I have a few 1 x 2 boards that were supposed to be finished. After checking them with my square they were not. I set the planer at about 1/32 and ran the boards through on all four sides. Took two or three passes and after checking them with my square they were perfect. This is not a machine for production work, but for someone like myself who mainly does small home projects and some picture frames it is perfect. It is heavy enough not to vibrate or move around but easy to move around the shop when I need to. Completely satisfied.
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I've been shopping around for a bench-top jointer for my garage shop. What I saw at the local big name stores was either way too expensive or very cheaply made. I didn't even think about Sears at first so I was surprised when I found a bench-top model with a granite table and fence. I checked it out at our local store and was really impressed with the build and the weight of it. I read all the reviews and decided to take a chance on it and am I glad I did. I was lucky I guess that mine had no alignment problems and no shimming was required. I put it together, made sure the fence was 90 degrees to the table and it hasn't looked back. It joints edges perfectly and the small amount of planing that I've done came out great. Pros would be the granite and to me the heavy weight. Cons would be as mentioned that the depth of cut scale could be more accurate and better made. This is perfect for garage shop size projects.
I bought this puppy to replace a floor standing jointer that I had. I needed the room in my shop so I needed to downsize. This little tool is great. When edging longer boards be sure to use supports on the outfeed side and your risk of snipe will be minimal. Another nice tool from Craftsman. I think Craftsman is making a comeback guys!!
A word of caution. If you really need a floor standing 6" or 8" jointer and think this will get you by and save you some cash, it won't. It will cleanly joint about a 24" long board - maybe 30" if you are really careful. If you need to joint boards longer, don't even bother. This tool was not designed for that. Since I bought this specifically for making cutting boards and smaller items, it works fantastic. This is one of the best benchtop jointers on the market. The granite is flat, and unlike all of the others - the fence is STURDY. It isn't a flimsy aluminium extrusion. It does need to be shimmed as noted in other reviews. Save some grief. Before you even tighten the bolts, slip a washer between the back of the fence and the brackets, otherwise the edge closest to the fence will not cut clean as the fence is too far back. Other than that, it's a great product! Tables are co-planer, With a little adjustments (no hacking/tweaking), the fence is dead square and stays that way.
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