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Forum topic by DannyW posted 03-22-2019 05:11 PM 406 views 0 times favorited 10 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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03-22-2019 05:11 PM

Topic tags/keywords: question jointer

I have been looking for a jointer for quite a while. Most of what I see on CL is old and worn out or astronomically priced. I have found what appears to be a nice Jet jointer (white paint) near me, but they are asking $700 for it, which I think is way too much. A grizzly 8” was listed recently for $490 and has been marked SOLD. Is $500 a reasonable price to offer?

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#1 posted 03-22-2019 06:26 PM

Well I went ahead and made an offer of $500 and he accepted. I will go look at it tomorrow. Hopefully it is in as good of a condition as it looks in the pictures. I suppose I will have to rent a truck to go get it. Any advice on moving it besides not picking it up by the ends of the tables?

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#2 posted 03-22-2019 10:07 PM

That model costs 1200 when new. Looks like a good deal and it has gotten really good reviews.

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#3 posted 03-22-2019 10:13 PM

Yes that is what I figured. There was an older version (blue paint) yesterday for $325 but of course it went immediately, and I also had no way to get there within a reasonable time (several hundred miles away). This one is close (about 30 miles) and the owner has offered to arrange delivery. It is a 2005 model and looks decent from the pictures; I will see it in person tomorrow. He also said that it hasn’t been used in the last year.

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#4 posted 03-22-2019 10:44 PM

If its not too far, HD rent trucks for ~$19 for the first 75 minutes. Lowes probably has a similar offer.

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#5 posted 03-22-2019 10:50 PM

It would take a few hours total and Lowe’s doesn’t have a truck where I am located. It would be cheaper to have him deliver it if he charges (I bought a band saw recently from farther away and the seller delivered it for free right into my garage!). I say let him do it if reasonable (<$50).

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#6 posted 03-22-2019 11:32 PM

It is a dovetail’d ways type jointer. Could use the handscrews to totally remove both beds.
Trying to remember when I had to re-assemble my 8” dovetail’d ways tables. Pretty sure there was no stop or such to use the handscrews to get the beds to highest point and simply lift off.
But this is a Jet, not my make/model. Could be different.
If you do this and is possible, keep an eye out for any metal shimming along the dovetail ways. Tis the only way to make the beds co-planer.

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

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#7 posted 03-23-2019 12:20 AM

Thanks that’s good info. I will check when I am there tomorrow

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#8 posted 03-24-2019 02:07 AM

The jointer had been sitting for a couple of years since the owner died and was in much rougher shape than I expected, but the tables were absolutely flat from what I could tell with a straightedge. There is some rust on the tables and the hand cranks were hard to move but that is probably easily fixed with a teardown and cleaning. He agreed to $300 delivered but we need to come up with a plan to move it. He has a truck and a trailer. Any suggestions on how he can most easily move it? He doesn’t know a lot about woodworking equipment and I am trying to help guide him. I thought perhaps of laying it on its back on some 2×4 supports if there is nothing sticking out the back (actually I didn’t notice when I was there). Has anybody here moved a similar jointer? It is about 1 1/2 hours away.

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#9 posted 03-27-2019 12:29 AM

take cutterhead out (14mm wrench I think). Slide tables up and off. Whalla. Easy to move.

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

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#10 posted 03-27-2019 01:34 AM

I bought mine five years ago new for $895. It is a nice jointer blades are extremely easy to change. You get twice the use out of the blades because you can flip them around.

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