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sansoo22

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05-21-2019 04:52 PM

Like the title says a Jet 6” Jointer has come up for sale in my area for $550. I don’t know much about jointers other than I used one in HS wood shop. I know what they are for but have never seriously looked at one so could use some advice before buying one. I thought the price looked like a good deal when i googled the model number and retail came up around $1100.


Comes with extra blades and dust boot


The model info

Any help would be greatly appreciated. I’m deciding between this jointer and Craftsman 22114 Table Saw that came up for $500. The table saw is in excellent condition but a bit over priced in my opinion.


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#1 posted 05-21-2019 06:08 PM

Are you anywhere near Missouri by chance? Grizzly tent sales happen this time of year and are worth a drive.

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#2 posted 05-21-2019 06:14 PM

I am 3hrs from Springfield and the June 8th sale is on my calendar. Even recruited my little bro to tag along just for the extra muscle to load anything big i happen to buy into the Tacoma

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Rich

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#3 posted 05-21-2019 08:44 PM

I’ve been using that model Jet for around 20 years. It’s a solid performer.

-- Knowledge is not skill. Knowledge plus ten thousand times is skill. -- Shinichi Suzuki

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#4 posted 05-21-2019 09:06 PM

Given that you plan to go to the tent sale, and this jointer is 550 bux. I would wait. This isn’t a deal, and the tent sale is supposed to be.

Major tools from a school have had hundreds, possibly thousands of users who didn’t have a stake in the tool, and didn’t care if it made it through the day, and that doesn’t matter if the shop teacher did or not. At the Griz sale all you have are a few dozen tow motor operators that way. Odds are better.

-- Think safe, be safe

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#5 posted 05-21-2019 09:22 PM



Given that you plan to go to the tent sale, and this jointer is 550 bux. I would wait. This isn t a deal, and the tent sale is supposed to be.

Major tools from a school have had hundreds, possibly thousands of users who didn t have a stake in the tool, and didn t care if it made it through the day, and that doesn t matter if the shop teacher did or not. At the Griz sale all you have are a few dozen tow motor operators that way. Odds are better.

- therealSteveN


To my knowledge this jointer is from a private seller and not from a school. I was saying the last time i touched a jointer was 20 yrs ago in HS wood shop. If its still not a deal thats cool. That is what I came here to find out.

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#6 posted 05-21-2019 09:29 PM

550 isn’t a super deal… sure it is 1/2 retail. But it is still only 6” and has straight knives. It is definitely a solid machine, I hav the Delta X5 from 12 years ago of the same design. But I wish I had 8 inches instead of 6….and a spiral cutter would be nicer. Full retail for a new griz is 685… and the spiral cutter version is 995. The tent sale is what I would wait on.

-- “The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why.” Mark Twain

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sansoo22

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#7 posted 05-21-2019 09:42 PM



550 isn t a super deal… sure it is 1/2 retail. But it is still only 6” and has straight knives. It is definitely a solid machine, I hav the Delta X5 from 12 years ago of the same design. But I wish I had 8 inches instead of 6….and a spiral cutter would be nicer. Full retail for a new griz is 685… and the spiral cutter version is 995. The tent sale is what I would wait on.

- DrDirt

What price would make it a super deal? $400?? I’m not dead set on this tool by any means. Just trying to get some basic info on what prices i should be looking at for used in the future. A jointer isn’t the only thing on my list so im headed to the tent sale either way. I can shoot this guy a low ball offer and see if he bites. That leaves more room in the truck for the tent sale.

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#8 posted 05-21-2019 10:22 PM

I bought the same model two weeks ago and paid $200, the best I could research mine was around 2007 vintage and sold for around $450 new. Lady was down sizing and her husband died about ten years ago, very light use and some surface rust. My friend and I figured I over paid a little but now I have a solid small jointer.

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#9 posted 05-21-2019 11:04 PM

I paid $550 for an 8” long bed Delta about a year ago. Straight knives.

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sansoo22

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#10 posted 05-21-2019 11:16 PM

Thanks for the price points. That puts this unit into the same category as used cabinet saws in my area. Priced too high to even consider. Not sure what is up with the used tool market where I live but its getting out of hand. Just the other day i saw a DeWalt DW735X planer going go 600 when I can get it brand new for not much more. The used cabinet / contractor saws are in the same boat. Ridgids going for 500 used when brand new is 650 as an example. I will just keep my money and borrow my buddies trailer to take to the Grizz tent sale.

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Rich

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#11 posted 05-21-2019 11:30 PM


Major tools from a school have had hundreds, possibly thousands of users who didn t have a stake in the tool, and didn t care if it made it through the day, and that doesn t matter if the shop teacher did or not.

- therealSteveN

To my knowledge this jointer is from a private seller and not from a school. I was saying the last time i touched a jointer was 20 yrs ago in HS wood shop. If its still not a deal thats cool. That is what I came here to find out.

- sansoo22

Anyone who read your original post would have understood that. Well, almost anyone :)

-- Knowledge is not skill. Knowledge plus ten thousand times is skill. -- Shinichi Suzuki

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#12 posted 05-23-2019 01:58 PM

I have this same model jointer. I think I’ve had it for about 10 years and it has worked very well for me during that time.

If you’re going to buy a used jointer it might not be a bad idea to take a long straight edge with you so you can check the fence and tables to make sure they are not warped. I remember when I first received my jointer I discovered that the fence had a slight warp in it. I called Jet customer support and they agreed to send me a new fence. The new one was perfect. They said if I put the old fence up on couple blocks of wood and jumped on the convex side that there is a good chance I could “fix” the warp.

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#13 posted 05-23-2019 02:59 PM

+1 Buying 6 inch jointer for more than $350-$400 is never a good deal.

Spending $400-$600 can be fair price, but not a good deal unless it is a $2000 parallelogram model jointer when new? The Delta DJ-15 parallelogram bed jointers (or equivalent) are about only 6” jointers that can command higher price tag, IMHO.
When you can buy brand new Grizzly 6” jointer (48” bed) for $700, or the 72” bed version for $900, and they are made in same factory as Jet/Powermatic; then spending more than $400-$450 then you might as well look at new one. If you find a tool that is only a couple years old, with valid receipt; then a fair price is obviously higher.

FWIW – huge challenge exists when buying used tools. Good deals disappear fast, really fast! Usually less than 30 minutes and always sell in less than 24 hours. So if you see a tool languishing on CL for more than a couple days, the price is not a good deal, for the condition or other tools available in area.

If you want tools, set up email alerts; and check them within 15 minutes of getting notification. You will be amazed at how many tools are actually listed and sell before you can search CL to find them.

Example 1:
We had four 6” jointers for $200-500 on PHX CL last I looked a couple days ago. Only the $400+ listings are still there today.

Example 2: About once a week on average I see an old Unisaw listed for < $600. The ones priced $200-300, sell in less than 15 minutes, and ad is gone in less than 24 hours. The only listings still posted after 2-3 days are the ones asking $500-$600. The reason they take longer is usually due < 3 HP motors, tube rail fences common on older saws, or 3 phase motor (or owner is really slow to respond).

We have several retired wood workers who buy cheap, refurb and flip industrial wood working tools. Those exact same cheap Unisaw will show back up on CL few months later for $700-1000, in perfect working order and maybe even fresh paint and updated fence they bought used. The $1000+ listings take many weeks, a month, or longer to sell.

Price all hinges on configuration and value of tool, relative too all brands to tools that look/work/act same.

Best Luck.

-- I'm an engineer not a woodworker, but I can randomly find useful tools and furniture inside a pile of lumber!

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sansoo22

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#14 posted 05-23-2019 03:53 PM

Thanks Captain. I have notifications for FB setup but nothing for CL yet. FB has yet to send me anything that is priced reasonable and has been a little discouraging. I just didn’t think the good stuff sold that fast off CL. I guess I should have known since a 3yr old Shop Fox table saw with proof of purchase sold before i finished my cup of coffee. It was priced at about 50% off retail. I sent the link to my brother to see if he could come help me pick it up and it was deleted before he even got a chance to see it.

So first order of business is get notifications set up for anywhere people list used tools. And maybe second order of business is to acquire a small trailer. It would come in handy for the heavy outdoor furniture and picnic tables I sometimes need to deliver. And I won’t have to wait on help before I can go pick up a larger tool.

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#15 posted 05-23-2019 04:45 PM

What I see is a Dovetail ways jointer on a platform I ask myself how did it get there? Lifting it from the ends of the tables is bad practice. It put a lot of stress on the small section of ways.
The difference between a okay jointer and a accurate one that make very good jointed edges is very small.
Good Luck in your search. Be patient look at listings on tablesaws and bandsaws sometimes there will be a jointer hiding in there. Some call planers jointers and have miss spellings.
That’s where the gems hide. :)

-- Aj

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