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      Craftsman  7.5 amp 4-1/8'' Bench Top Planer/Jointer (21789)

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      Width (in.): 4.125

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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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      32 Reviewers (74.0%) would recommend this to a friend.
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      Praise26 found this helpful
      northwoodswoodwork
      Oct 13 , 2013
      works just fine!
      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!
      Criticism5 found this helpful
      HrlVulcan
      Nov 2 , 2012
      poor quality
      there is a space between the cutter blades and the fence which causes the inability to plane the edge correctly. I returned it to the store and sent a replacement a week later to my home. this time the gap between blades and fence but still prevented the correct use of the planer. I was going to return it again but said to **** with it. I attached a 1/2" thick piece of wood to the fence which solved the problem. I needed the tool right away so this seemed like a solution but I am very disappointed in the product. I have purchased many craftman tools in the past but will not again in the future.
       

      MtnBadger

      Estes Park, CO

      Feb 9 , 2015
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      All it's supposed to be

      Unit isn't priced like or built like the $1,000 jointers. It's ideal if you have a small shop and occasionally joint boards. Unit was aligned properly right out of the box and has worked well.

      I would recommend this product to a friend.

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      JOEDAD2

      Washington, IL

      Jan 20 , 2015
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      Craftsman 4-1/8" jointer. This is one hardy little jointer.

      Very good for unit for the price and size. I was skeptical with the granite surfaces, but it held up well and cuts very square. I see plenty of comments regarding the fence being set too far back; and I could see that happening. However, a couple of washers seems a small price to pay for this hardy little jointer. Mine was on clearance for $115 so I couldn't pass it up. I am glad I have it.

      I would recommend this product to a friend.

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      PlanerReview

      Franklin, WI

      Nov 5 , 2014
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      Works awesome

      I would recommend this product to a friend.

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      rckrzy1

      Bedford, TX

      Oct 29 , 2014
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      Not bad

      Just like other informative reviews I found the fence needed help, on mine it would not get to 90, was about 88 due to the adjustment hold down did not have enough travel, nothing to do with the end point adjustment, so I shimmed the top with 2 washers and bottom with 1, now it goes from 92 to 45. The tool itself worked great, a few passes at 1/32 and my acrylic was ready to be joined/glued. And it was much quieter than expected, more than my friends porter by alot. Love the granite table/fence. I picked mine up at Sears to make sure I got one that was not broken. If this lasts it will be a very good bargain .

      I would recommend this product to a friend.

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      medicineman48

      York, SC

      Sep 15 , 2014
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      Craftsman joiner/planer

      I purchased this joiner about a year ago. It has preformed well. However, last week I broke the blade guard. I have tried to order a new one and found out the part I needed has been discontinued. A $11.06 part is preventing me from using a $250 machine. Avoid, Avoid, Avoid. I am finding out that the Craftsman name is not as honorable as it once was.


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      lornel

      Rio Dell, CA

      Sep 4 , 2014
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      Jointer

      Good value, workmanship is good as is the finish, not a high production machine, but very appropriate for home workshop. Just what I was looking for. Would not hesitate to recommend.

      I would recommend this product to a friend.

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      ArtBuk

      Carpentersville, IL

      May 23 , 2014
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      Excellent Stability with a Simple Adjustment.

      A few people are seriously complaining in reviews that the fence was too far back from the blade, and I had the same problem. Here's the solution: a washer. I used a washer in between the upright mounting brackt and the fence itself and the problem was solved. I know you shouldn't have to do this on a brand new product, but this was such a simple fix I can't believe anyone who operates machinery wouldn't think of that, let alone return it to the store because of it. Aside from that, it was very smooth running; I didn't even have to clamp it to the table to use. For the $200 or so dollars, it is well worth it! I don't usually bother to review products but since I spent a lot of time searching for a good one, I thought I'd share and maybe take some guesswork out of it for others.

      I would recommend this product to a friend.

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      webguy

      Westfield, NJ

      Apr 22 , 2014
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      Disappointed in performance

      I bought this hoping for the best, but no matter what I tried I could not get a straight edge. The wood kept getting caught between the blade the the metal plate it attaches to. At one point I set the infeed to the highest level which should have resulted in minimal contact with the blade but what happened was frightening. I suddenly saw a spark and the machine started to vibrate rigorously. What happened was that the blade actually flew off and the screws holding it in place were stripped away. As you might expect, I returned it. At one point Sears told me I hade to contact Craftsman for a refund. When I contacted Craftsman they told me i had to work through Sears. Luckily one of the Store managers agreed to refund my purchase.


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      Ravele

      Oakland, CA

      Feb 10 , 2014
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      Movable, easy handling

      I bought the planer/jointer for small objects with boards not longer than 3 feet that need joining. It serves the purpose. It's light enough to be moved around, but solid enough not to shake or wobble in operation. There is a very thin ridge though that remains on the edge of the boards where the blade does not extend all the way to the fence.

      I would recommend this product to a friend.

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      Edsquare

      Houston, MO

      Feb 2 , 2014
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      Service is excellent

      I have not had an opportunity to utilized my new purchase. However, after reading the reviews and my past experience with Craftsman, I am not concerned with the performance. I do want to say that Sears service is excellent. I had the tool within 3 days of ordering and confirmation. I've never had to worry about this. I am looking forward to getting in the shop and using it.

      I would recommend this product to a friend.

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