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    Hey Folks,

    I've been looking for a jointer for a long time, I found a 6" Toolex on Kijiji asking price is 200$.

    Model is ct-15.


    The nice fellow says it's in great condition, blades are sharp and the bed is true. I literally cannot find any reviews or information on it on the internet.

    I know the history of Toolex and Federated, but I'm just wondering if this is a bad investment. 200$ for a jointer I badly need seems too good to pass up.

  • #2

    Re: Toolex Jointer (6")

    Re: Toolex Jointer (6")

    sounds like a decent price for an asian import and federated is well known for quality tools

    id call them and see what they think of the machine

    take some lumber when you go see it and check its performance carefully
    my shop is a beaver lodge
    steve, sarnia, ont

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    1940's Beaver Jointer

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    • #3

      Re: Toolex Jointer (6")

      Re: Toolex Jointer (6")

      I had a Toolex 8"er and it earned it's keep and then some. A Pal of mine has the machine that you're looking at and it's definitely a good value if not a great jointer at $200. It's light weight and a bit flimsy but if you set it up right and it's for home use it'll earn it's keep and your respect.

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      • #4

        Re: Toolex Jointer (6")

        Re: Toolex Jointer (6")

        Buy IT !

        I have the same one, have had it for at least 10 years. No problems at all.

        I bought it from Federated.

        Enjoy............ Doug
        Cheers............. Doug



        "Don't worry about old age - it doesn't last that long."

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        • #5

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          Re: Toolex Jointer (6")

          Thanks gents!

          Heading out to pick up the jointer tonight.

          Probably will have to take the extensions off for transporting, not sure what I'm up against there.

          Any tips?

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          • #6

            Re: Toolex Jointer (6")

            Re: Toolex Jointer (6")

            Those ain't extensions! Take the jointer off the base but leave the jointer proper assembled. It's not impossible to do what you suggest but it is too much work and you may or may not put it back together easily and properly. If you must disassemble just pull the outfeed table.

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            • #7

              Re: Toolex Jointer (6")

              Re: Toolex Jointer (6")

              I agree with Chris totally. If You have to disassemble it you are going to be one sorry dude unless you are great at dealing with realignments of thousands of an inch. I'd rent a U Haul before I took it apart.
              "Do it Right!"

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              • #8

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                Re: Toolex Jointer (6")

                We ended up getting it to fit in my car with 0 issues. My toy collection is expanding. Woo!

                Thanks guys

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                • #9

                  Re: Toolex Jointer (6")

                  Re: Toolex Jointer (6")

                  congrats, hope all works out
                  my shop is a beaver lodge
                  steve, sarnia, ont

                  sigpic

                  1940's Beaver Jointer

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                  • #10

                    Re: Toolex Jointer (6")

                    Re: Toolex Jointer (6")

                    Right on! But pronounce "toy" like "tool" around family members.

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