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Forum topic by kkm0005 posted 01-17-2017 12:41 AM 2008 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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kkm0005

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01-17-2017 12:41 AM

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Hello all,

I have been in the market for a Jointer and came across this Grizzly G1018 8” Jointer on craigslist. I understand its a bit older but from the pictures it looks to be in pretty good condition. If i do go and look at it I will definitely run some boards through to make sure all is well with it, but from what I can tell so far, seems to be on the up and up. This will be my first jointer but with as much furniture as i make its hard to believe I’ve gone this long with out one. He is asking $250 for the machine and it is currently set up with a 220v and it is single phase.
Any recommendations on things I should look out for?

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unbob

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#1 posted 01-17-2017 10:35 AM

The machine cost $690 in the 1990s.
I have the same machine and it works well for me. It was a copy of a 70s Powermatic model with the lever table adjustments. Many do not like that type of table adjustment. The main thing to look out for is that two tables are true to each other, a straight edge should be used to make sure.
You will probably have to remove the tables and lube the table ways to get the adjustment levers to work smooth, they can get sticky over time.
This 8” jointer is considered a short bed type with the tables about 64”, the long bed would be around 72”.
The machine looks great, it would go maybe $450 in my area.

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#2 posted 01-17-2017 01:40 PM

I would guess its already gone or something is wrong with it. You gotta show up right away with cash in hand to get the good deals. Unbob, I wish I lived in your area, around these parts you can get a good 6” for 450 if you’re lucky.

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PJKS

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#3 posted 01-17-2017 01:55 PM

Jump on it …

-- Pat / Colorado

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kkm0005

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#4 posted 01-17-2017 02:41 PM

Hey guys,

Thanks for the replies. I went last night to go check it out and ended up buying it. The gentleman gladly let me run some boards through and do some “straight edge” tests on it. I really couldn’t believe how great the condition of it is. i was definitely on craigslist at the right time. Currently sitting in the back of my truck waiting to be unloaded.
thanks again guys.

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#5 posted 01-17-2017 03:48 PM

Good buy!!

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