This article is from the Woodworking FAQ Collection 3, by multiple authors.
From: stanj@hpnmdla.HP.COM (Stan Jaffe)
Date: 28 Nov 90 19:43:27 GMT
A friend of mine has a WALLACE 8" jointer he has offered to sell me for
$75. I have not seen it yet but will this afternoon. He has described it
as 1950's vintage, with a four blade (skewed) cutter head. It is lightly
rusted but the tables are flat and about 2' long each (he described as
being a little short). The big problem is the motor is "fried" and needs
to be rebuilt. He said it is a special motor, so it can't be replaced,
I presently have a JET 6" jointer (almost new) as well as two BALDOR
2 HP motors waiting for a new life in a piece of equipment. The bigger
jointer is tempting, but will take a bit of work to get going. The
price is right.
What do you think? Would this be a "diamond in the rough", a "gold mine",
or a real waste of time and not worth the trouble?