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Need opinion on jointer I am looking to buy

by BalsaWood
posted 05-01-2015 10:53 PM


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altendky

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#1 posted 05-02-2015 12:29 AM

I had a friend that got one of those and the fence bracket was cracked. If you think about how the fence is just cantilevered along from the end it makes sense that would happen. Just make sure to look closely so that you are aware of that particular one’s condition. Price seems a bit high for my area, but I don’t know about Chicago. Hopefully others can offer hands on experience.

Cheers,
-kyle

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#2 posted 05-02-2015 12:41 AM

100.00 is plenty for that

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#3 posted 05-02-2015 12:50 AM



100.00 is plenty for that

- Deano56

Wouldn’t pay more

-- Shooting down the walls of heartache. Bang bang. I am. The warrior.

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#4 posted 05-02-2015 01:11 AM

Ill offer 100 and see. How about this jointer:

https://chicago.craigslist.org/chc/tls/5002708340.html

What would be a decent offer for it?

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#5 posted 05-02-2015 01:22 AM

250$ without knowing any problems they might have. For 540$ you can get a new grizzly with a mobile base built in. I wouldn’t pay but half that for a used one unless it’s in awesome shape.

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altendky

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#6 posted 05-02-2015 01:33 AM

I think I got my used RIDGID for $250 or so and I’m satisfied. That said, other than a little 4” Delta the RIDGID is the only one I’ve used.

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#7 posted 05-02-2015 03:41 AM

$175 is a little steep IMO.

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#8 posted 05-02-2015 05:15 AM

150 is the lowest he will go for the Craftsmen. I have been looking for a while for a jointer in northern Chicagoland but haven’t seen any bargains. I am tempted to go for a new Grizzly G0654

http://www.grizzly.com/products/6-x-46-Jointer/G0654

or a Grizzly benchtop jointer.

http://www.grizzly.com/products/6-x-28-Benchtop-Jointer/G0725

Or should I keep waiting?

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Rob

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#9 posted 05-02-2015 06:21 AM


150 is the lowest he will go for the Craftsmen. I have been looking for a while for a jointer in northern Chicagoland but haven t seen any bargains. I am tempted to go for a new Grizzly G0654

http://www.grizzly.com/products/6-x-46-Jointer/G0654

or a Grizzly benchtop jointer.

http://www.grizzly.com/products/6-x-28-Benchtop-Jointer/G0725

Or should I keep waiting?

- BalsaWood

Don’t get a benchtop jointer; get something like the Ridgid or G0654 or larger. i wish I was near Chicago; I’d check out this 12-inch Northfield.

Decide right now how long you can wait, and if nothing shows up by the deadline, just go ahead and buy something.

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#10 posted 05-02-2015 10:39 AM

Poor jointer market around here. (I’m near Chicago in Indiana).

The bencthop grizzly isn’t that bad. I have the Shopfox version. Its flat enough and the infeed is adjustable so you can get it all co-planer. In fact, I think a how-to on that is the only blog entry I’ve ever done here. If you are cramped on space, it is a serviceable machine.

There was an older PM 6” up here a few days ago for $300. It sold before I even saw the ad. I think I’m holding out for an 8” anyway.

-Brian

-- Part of engineering is to know when to put your calculator down and pick up your tools.

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Robert

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#11 posted 05-02-2015 11:32 AM

Good advice from the poster.

You definitely want a freestanding model if you can but not knowing you’re budget, that will dictate it.

I don’t know about this one, but the older Craftsman machines are pretty poor quality at least their bandsaws and tablesaws.

Pass and keep looking. If you can go more like $300 you’ll open up more possibilities.

Good luck.

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#12 posted 05-02-2015 11:39 AM

Dunno how close it is to you, but it’s pretty much the same jointer for $90 – http://milwaukee.craigslist.org/tls/4967067484.html

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#13 posted 05-02-2015 12:03 PM

I had an old craftsman jointer and hated it. Lousy fence, out feed table fixed. Some only had 1/2hp motors that is undersized, you should have at least 1hp IMO. I sold it for $100 and it had a stand. I then bought a 6” older Delta 1hp and it was a world of difference better. Really no problems with the Delta, however a MiniMax combo 13” showed up (Chicago CL) for $750. Was able to sell the Delta for what I paid for it. I could have gotten by with the Delta, but bigger is always better. To get anything used decent it will cost you around $250+ IMO. I don’t have any Grizzly tools, but people seem to like them.

-- Bill R

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#14 posted 05-02-2015 01:37 PM

I have never used that model craftsman. To name a few, I would look for an older delta (pre 1990’s model), atlas or walker turner jointer if you are looking for a quality jointer. Check them over well before buying and test if possible. Sometimes they may need a refurb sometimes not, but they are most often worth the effort to do a clean up and refurb if needed.

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#15 posted 05-02-2015 01:48 PM

I have seen them go for 75.00, keep looking if you can wait

-- Deano

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#16 posted 05-02-2015 01:53 PM

theres this one, http://chicago.craigslist.org/wcl/bfs/4997398389.html, its been on there for a while, so he might take less. I bought one just like this for 425. 00 not long ago, although I had to buy the guard for it. It’s a decent jointer. Bed length is 56” compared to 36” for the Craftsman

-- Deano

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#17 posted 05-02-2015 02:42 PM

In my area this jointer sells for between $50-$100 There are far better jointers out there.

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#18 posted 05-03-2015 04:30 PM

If he won’t go below $150, walk away. $75 tops. I just sold a Ryobi benchtop 6” jointer for $75, and it was only 18 years old, and was in better shape from what I can see in the pic.

-- "Now I'm just another old guy wearing funny clothes"

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