Craigslist Jointer are any of these a good deal?

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Forum topic by codemonkeyww posted 08-13-2015 05:19 PM 1311 views 0 times favorited 11 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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08-13-2015 05:19 PM

I’m looking for a new jointer do any of these look like good deals?


-- "Cause I know that time has numbered my days" -Mumford

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#1 posted 08-13-2015 05:32 PM

That green Jet is a steal. I almost pulled the trigger on one for $400. That’s assuming it’s a jj6cs, if not then I may be wrong.

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#2 posted 08-13-2015 05:33 PM

If you can get them for 1/2 retail then you’re in the ballpark.
Of course, newer or older affects that number.

For my money, the blue Jet is a good deal it will get the job done just as well as the new one (assuming it runs correctly).

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#3 posted 08-13-2015 05:57 PM

The Powermatic is the best of the three, maybe more money, but worth it. There’s an old saying, “the thrill of getting something for less soon passes when you find out why”. That Powermatic looks like it was still made in America, it has the American flag on it, the older models are very substantial.

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#4 posted 08-13-2015 06:50 PM

The first one is a good deal. The second two are way, way overpriced. For that price, you could get a brand new 8” jointer, which is a lot more useful of a machine.

Jointers are ultimately very simple machines. Paying $600+ for a used 6” jointer is absurd, no matter who makes it or what color it is.

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#5 posted 08-13-2015 07:23 PM

I agree that the blue Jet is a really good buy. The white jet is way overpriced, less sure about the Powermatic. No doubt it’s a good jointer but he’s priced it like that. Maybe if it was closer to $400 or so.

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#6 posted 08-13-2015 07:39 PM

Like others, the first is a steal. Not impressed with the 2nd. The third is the best machine. Offer 100 under and take it if he goes for it.

-- Sooner or later Liberals run out of other people's money.

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#7 posted 08-13-2015 08:37 PM

I don’t think you can go wrong with the first one…’s pretty much identical to the second Jet, except for the color. Years ago, I had the same jointer, but the brand was Sunhill.(these are pretty much all made in the same factory in China) Worked fine for me, and it even had some cast pieces on the end that made the bed even longer.

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#8 posted 08-13-2015 09:00 PM

Get this one!

otherwise same as the others – - the first one is best deal

An old 6 inch jointer is not worth 600 bucks unless they put a carbide spiral cutter in it.

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#9 posted 08-13-2015 11:19 PM

^^^^That would take up 2/3 of my shop space. Absolutely huge.

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#10 posted 08-14-2015 03:00 AM

If you’re talking saving a few bucks, get the jets. If you’re talking quality, Powermatic, hands down. No comparison. I’ve had mine since 86, and the only thing I’ve done is wear out 2 sets of knives. If you saw the stuff I use it for, you’d understand wearing out knives….. Jerry (in Tucson)

-- Jerry (in Tucson)

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#11 posted 08-17-2015 10:12 AM

Haha Thanks guy for the input. I ended up just buying a new Grizzly figured at least it has a warranty. Thank again!

-- "Cause I know that time has numbered my days" -Mumford

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