Got a Grizzly G1026 in trade - what do you think it might be worth?

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Forum topic by Tennessee posted 12-16-2017 10:23 PM 2882 views 0 times favorited 9 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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12-16-2017 10:23 PM

A gallery I exhibit in had a guy pull up one day with a trailer full of woodworking tools.
The owner of the gallery bought a large Shop Fox bandsaw, a Pistaraus Picture Framing 45’ machine, and this Grizzly G1026 Shaper.

The shaper came with only one cutter, an adjustable roman ogee. It did have most of the guard, but the back supporting shaft and flange table mount were missing. It had the fence wood removed.
Motor runs fine, switches are in good condition, and overall electrically it is in good shape.
Built in 2006.

It sat in their gallery shop for about two years, when I came along as an exhibitor.
I had a coffee table that displayed antique golf clubs that the owner of the gallery just loved. I had built it over two years ago, and my wife had suggested that it might be a good place to dump it and get some money.

After some haggling, I traded the coffee table for the Grizzly G1026 shaper. This is a 3HP shaper, and usually comes with three different sizes of cutter shafts, 1/2, 3/4, and 1”
The one I got was manufactured in 2006, and came with only one shaft, the 1”, and no hold-downs, nor wooden fences, although I can build those with no problem. Back then, Grizzly was telling people to build their own front box guards, which of course no one did. All other parts were there, but the main spindle needed new bearings which I installed today and it spins like new. Pair of 6205’s, and some grease, and it is like new.

I agreed to the trade, since I felt that my table was worth maybe $250, and this shaper, totally restored, should bring, what, maybe $400-500? That is the question.

I did the deed and brought the shaper home. First thing up was changing the bearings on the spindle, which are finished and now it is like new. The rest is mainly cosmetic. Some cleaning and paint, putting it all back together, setting up the single roman ogee bit to cut. Overall, it will be ready to go.

I did not have the flange deck mount and vertical shaft for the guard, so I subbed in a piece of galvanized pipe and a pipe flange, and bored out the hole in the guard support for the guard to mount correctly to the pipe (shaft) mount. It works really well. The top guard will be there in intact.

I only have the 1” shaper shaft, and although all that has been rebuilt now and works very well, I think back in 2006 they might have offered 1/2”, 3/4”, and 1” shafts for cutters. But I don’t know if they were standard, or options in 2006. I do know that now, they are standard.

The hold-downs are missing, but I don’t see them as a biggee, since they were iffy at best. The wooden fences I will reproduce with maple or oak, and make it look new all around. Will make hand-held hold-downs, much like what you might use on a jointer.

Overall, the machine should be clean, look fairly new, and be equipped with the correct plug. Not much if any rust on the table, and I will polish the table before listing it so no rust, and squeaky clean. Any prospective buyer will be able to test it.

Considering all this, and the fact that a new one is about $1200 with shipping, do you think I could ask $500 for this? It would only have one shaft and no hold-downs, (save for my hand held ones). Complete, but not really totally complete…..

That would be a nice profit over my humble coffee table. And in reality, I have no use for a shaper…too big for my shop and what I build.

Opinions? Looking to see if I am in the ballpark, or need to go higher or lower…..Maybe $700?...Or maybe $400…Ugh..

-- Tsunami Guitars and Custom Woodworking, Cleveland, TN

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#1 posted 12-16-2017 10:37 PM

It’s a $1200 machine new with all the attachments and warranty, so being 11 years old and missing stuff, I’d cut that at least in half. I really have no idea how much it would cost to replace the missing bits, but I would put it out there for $700 and see what happens. You can always lower it if nobody bites.


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#2 posted 12-17-2017 12:27 AM

Ask what you feel it’s worth and decide the minimum you will take? And there has to be a market for it? Been trying to sell my delta Dust collector which has low hours on it. No takers at my minimum.

The 3 hp motor might be something everyone would want. LOL!

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#3 posted 12-17-2017 02:26 PM

Just remember…. you can always LOWER the price to make a deal. but you CANT raise the price in the middle of negotiations.

I’ve sold things that when I told the guy the price he couldn’t get his wallet out fast enough. I remember thinking “Drats. I gave that thing away”

But I’ve also been on the buying end of the same type of deals, so it balanced out.

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#4 posted 12-22-2017 12:06 PM

Well, here it is finished. Runs strong, quiet and I like the way it cleaned up. I’ve got it listed for $600.
Comes with a single 1” spindle, miter gauge, Byrd Tools profile wheel with an adjustable roman ogee profile, and complete owners manual, as well as new, oversized nine foot cord.

On the last pic, the old staining on the table somehow got emphasized by the camera – it is not really bad at all.

-- Tsunami Guitars and Custom Woodworking, Cleveland, TN

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#5 posted 12-22-2017 12:39 PM

+1 MrUnix. As another said, know your bottom dollar but make the buyer gives you an offer before you cut.
Since you need it gone, you might consider your cost to repair and what you originally wanted for the table.
Btw good move to make the trade. You should come out with some extra.

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#6 posted 12-23-2017 07:31 AM

Around here $400 would be OK. There were a pair recently in Richmond @250 each. Though they spent their lives in a cabinet shop and looked like it.

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#7 posted 12-23-2017 09:37 AM

I think your spot on with the price. The least I would take for it would be $550.00 looks brand new!

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#8 posted 12-23-2017 01:12 PM

As usual, thanks for all the good advice from the best!
We’ll see – probably not much activity till after Christmas, but you never know.

-- Tsunami Guitars and Custom Woodworking, Cleveland, TN

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#9 posted 12-24-2017 12:35 PM

Well, surprise surprise, I had a contact from a fellow who wants to pick it up with his son on Tuesday morning after Christmas. We settled on $500.
Not bad, considering I traded it for a coffee table I could not sell for over two years worth maybe $225, and only put $28 into it to get it cleaned up with a new cord. (The gallery still has the table, and it will not sell for Christmas, so I really think I got the better deal…)

I ran a piece of 2X4 through it after I sharpened the Roman Ogee profile on the Byrd wheel that is on it. Doggone thing leaves a very nice profile. Actually, if I had a bigger shop, I might have kept it, but no room, so back to my router table!

-- Tsunami Guitars and Custom Woodworking, Cleveland, TN

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