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06-04-2015 11:10 PM

I’m trying to figure out how to price my husbands equipment. He recently passed away but I am in no hurry to sell because I do not want to be taken advantage of. I just joined this site because it seems to be very honest. One of his pieces is a Delta DJ-20 JOINTER, it has 2 new blades, side attachment for vacuum hookup and the wheels were purchased separately. I do have some paperwork with it and have been told it’s in mint condition. Can anyone tell me honestly what I should price this at to sell? And would this be a good forum to sell at? As well as all other high end equipment?

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#1 posted 06-04-2015 11:12 PM

On the high side, around $1300 depending on where you are, some area command higher prices than others. Pictures would be helpful in determining value.

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#3 posted 06-05-2015 03:20 AM

I’d say 800$ on the low end. 1000$ would be a fair price. Availability of similar machinery in your area has a lot to do the price someone is willing to pay and not necessarily the true value.

And I’m sorry to hear that.

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#4 posted 06-05-2015 03:20 AM

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#5 posted 06-05-2015 03:23 AM

It is in Wisconsin.

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#6 posted 06-05-2015 03:42 AM

I’m in Madison, and there seems to be about 2 or so 8” jointers come up every month. Above $1000 it might sit for awhile but it would sell. It looks to be in great shape and you will get a lot of interest in it.

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#7 posted 06-05-2015 03:46 AM

Sorry to hear about your husband; he must have done something right if you let him buy nice tools like that. That jointer looks like it’s in perfect condition based on the pictures.

Can you add a picture with the red cutterhead guard pulled back? If there were any mishaps and the infeed or outfeed table is chipped near the cutterhead head, that will affect the price. Or if he installed a segmented cutterhead, it will be worth more (since you said he installed 2 new knives, it sounds like it has the original cutterhead, which is still good—but it’s worth checking anyway).

Some of the members on this site do post their stuff for sale here before they list it on craigslist, but be sure to take the same precautions as always against scammers, creeps, etc., since anyone can join this site. I would like to think some of the more active or well-known members would be trustworthy, but you never know.

If you lived closer to me I’d be all over that jointer at $800-$900 but might still bite at $1000. I’ve seen a couple like-new 8” Powermatic jointers go for $900 and $950 in the past year. One sold instantly and the other was on craigslist for quite a while but was too far away for me.

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#8 posted 06-05-2015 05:00 AM

Sorry to hear about your loss, on the jointer pricing….

That 900-1000 will be top of the market. I would look on craigs list and see if you can find DJ20’s and Powermatic 60C units go for. You may have an easier time selling in the fall, when people start to work on indoor projects, and are off the lakes for the season.

WHen new that Delta unit is a 2000 dollar item, but is not made anymore. Grizzly is a popular brand especially with Jointers. ANd a NEW G0490 8 inch jointer is 950.00

So while I believe the delta is a better machine… people will be comparing the idea that they can get a “Brand new in box with warranty jointer for 950 but may balk at buying a used Delta for more money than that.

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#9 posted 06-05-2015 11:21 AM

agreed. Mint 800-1100. Faster sale on CL for 800.

Sorry to hear about your loss.

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#10 posted 06-05-2015 04:42 PM

Yup, from what I’ve seen, a couples guys had them listed on CL for $1300 in mint and another at $1500 with a shelix cutter and they just sat there because they wouldn’t budge on the price. The units listed for $800 were gone in a couple days. I’d list it for $1000 and hope to get $800.

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#11 posted 06-05-2015 05:07 PM

I bought one recently for $575, but I consider that to be an exceptional deal. Add a couple hundred for the mobile base, which mine didn’t include. It is a very good too for anyone looking to buy.

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#12 posted 06-12-2015 12:06 AM

I bought the same jointer off craigslist here in Mi. for 750.00.Once you exceed 1000.00 be prepared to sit on it.I can highly recommend this jointer with a grizzly carbide head which I installed.Sorry for your loss

-- Kennyl

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#13 posted 06-20-2016 01:01 PM

It is in Wisconsin.

- Gigkat

I’m in the Black River Falls area. If you come up with values on this and the planer and are near here let me know.

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#14 posted 06-20-2016 07:09 PM

It is in Wisconsin.

- Gigkat
I m in the Black River Falls area. If you come up with values on this and the planer and are near here let me know.

- teejk02

Forgot to mention that $1800 for the pair would be a good starting point and we can “quibble” from there (I ain’t very good on the “quibble” stuff…rather willing to pay what I think stuff is worth and also don’t subscribe to that “50% of new” rule). Depends on location of course. I have a truck and trailer.

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#15 posted 06-21-2016 12:06 AM

I have a DJ 20 also and paid $1300 for it about ten years ago. These are very nice joiners and your appears to be in very good condition. If you need to unload it soon $1,000 – $1,200 should be reasonable. Otherwise, not a dime under $1,300.

-- Roger M, Aiken, SC

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