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Forum topic by Raymer posted 03-07-2019 05:46 PM 609 views 0 times favorited 9 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Raymer

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03-07-2019 05:46 PM

I have been setting up shop recently and looking for a jointer. I don’t want a benchtop and can’t really swing a brand new one and still get the other tools I want. I came across this and the guy is asking $995.

I was going to ask if he would consider $895 and make the 1.5 hour drive today. It looks new. It has the HSS knives, but I can upgrade to the spiral or helical head later?

I looked this up at Grizzly and think it was $1,300 + $169 shipping and a 10-12 week backorder. Should I be running for this?

-- -Measure once, cut twice, cut once more for good measure.


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#1 posted 03-07-2019 06:42 PM

I’d say yes. Sounds like you are eager to have it in your shop. For a $574 difference between new & used, and in good shape….and have it in your shop tonight instead of waiting 3 months.
Options are: 1.) go get it
2.) wait for 8” $200-$300 jointer to show up on craigslist that is 10+ years old

-- The Carpenter Bee is derived from the Ancient Greek word wood-cutter "xylokopos/ξυλοκὀπος"

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#2 posted 03-07-2019 07:19 PM

I found a Grizzly G0490 jointer on Facebook Marketplace last May listed for $800 and purchased it for $750. I had the jointer in my shop on the same day it was posted and it has truly been a great machine. Six inch jointers seem to be quite common but a quality 8” machine at a fair price can be more difficult to come by (I traveled an hour each way for the Grizzly).

The prices you are talking seem to be fair for a good machine and I think I got a little lucky on mine. The owner had a complete Grizzly shop and was preparing to move south so was selling the items he didn’t want to transport. I bought the first thing that was listed pretty quickly and noticed that the items he listed later were discounted a lot less.

You could try to wait and find something cheaper, but I have found that the best machines at a fair price don’t often last long and if it something you want, it can be wise to jump on it quickly. The price difference between a new unit and the used unit can go a long way toward adding a helical head or another piece of equipment to your shop. For the most part, a jointer is a relatively simple machine and unless it was abused, there shouldn’t be a lot to go wrong with it. The parallelogram beds also offer a lot of versatility in adjustment should the need ever arise.

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#3 posted 03-07-2019 07:25 PM

I’d jump on that. It looks new and now grizzly has those extra Chinese tariffs to account for on most of their jointers.

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#4 posted 03-08-2019 12:02 AM

Thanks for information guys, but someone got to it first, such is life haha. On to the next. Hunting for tools is part of the adventure I suppose.

-- -Measure once, cut twice, cut once more for good measure.

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#5 posted 03-08-2019 07:01 PM

Rule #5 strikes again!! :-(

-- Andy - Seattle USA

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#6 posted 03-09-2019 01:47 AM

oh was that you who wanted this? I’m sorry… I was reading your forum post as I was lifting this into my truckbed. So sorry :)

-- The Carpenter Bee is derived from the Ancient Greek word wood-cutter "xylokopos/ξυλοκὀπος"

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#7 posted 03-09-2019 02:21 AM

Where do you live Raymer I’ll find you a jointer.

-- Aj

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#8 posted 03-09-2019 04:58 AM



Where do you live Raymer I’ll find you a jointer.

- Aj2

Thanks man, but I picked one up tonight. It isn’t exactly what I was looking for, but I love older American made machines. This is a Delta-Rockwell-Milwaukee Crecent 37-301, 8” jointer.

The guy ran some tests pieces, which looked good except for the piece it missed due to a chip in the blades. He did throw in an extra set of Freud knives though.

I am going to restore this machine back to as original as I can. As far as I can tell it is only missing the original power switch box and a few round head screws and thumbscrews for the rear and front panel. I also noticed the belt was flapping a bit and probably need to find a V Link belt?

I know it’s not a new Grizzly or Powermatic, but I got it for $500, which I am happy with. I don’t think I can go too wrong for that much invested in it honestly for an 8” jointer. First thing is to get rid of that ugly green and repaint it the Delta Gray.

-- -Measure once, cut twice, cut once more for good measure.

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#9 posted 03-09-2019 05:06 AM

I’d consider that an even better deal especially if like me you like restoring stuff. Extra money for more stuff too.

-- Andy - Seattle USA

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