Craftsman 6" Jointer
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|Make/Model: Craftsman 103.23900 (google)|
|Arrival Date: 01/2011|
|Does it work?: Yes|
|Certification Needed?: No|
Knife Size: 6-1/8 " x 11/16 " x 1/8 " Replacement Knife from Craftsman 922995 works as well.
Wikipedia entry on Jointers says: A jointer or in some configurations, a jointer-planer (also known in the UK and Australia as a planer or surface planer, and sometimes also as a buzzer or flat top) is a woodworking machine used to produce a flat surface along a board's length. As a jointer, the machine operates on the narrow edge of boards, preparing them for use as butt joints or gluing into panels. A planer-jointer setup has the width that enables smoothing ('surface planing') and leveling the faces (widths) of boards small enough to fit the tables.
The jointer derives its name from its primary function of producing flat edges on boards prior to joining them edge-to-edge to produce wider boards. The use of this term probably arises from the name of a type of hand plane, the jointer plane, which is also used primarily for this purpose. The surface planer is a wider