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Forum topic by JDC5494 posted 06-17-2017 02:39 PM 701 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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06-17-2017 02:39 PM

Anyone have any experience with one of these? $175 a fair price?

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#1 posted 06-17-2017 02:55 PM

It’s your standard long bed 6” jointer. $175 is pretty fair as long as it runs smoothly and the tables are nice and flat. Be sure the fence locks down and moves smoothly, and inspect the cutter head for bad bearings or rust.

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#2 posted 06-17-2017 02:56 PM

I used to have one, only sold it to upgrade to an 8” grizzly with the spiral cutter head. They look like they are the same as the low end 6” grizzly jointer. The price seems fair, but not a steal, just check the beds to make sure they are coplanar.

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#3 posted 06-17-2017 04:48 PM

I’ve got one myself, nothing wrong with it….and at $175, that’s kind of a steal in my area. Mine has the power switch on a post, which makes it safer.

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#4 posted 06-17-2017 05:19 PM

I’d say great price on a long bed 6” as long as it’s flat and coplanar. There are plenty of people trying to sell short bed older craftsman planers for the same or more money.

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