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tom2627

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12-14-2019 07:12 PM

Theres a 8 inch powermatic a couple of hours from me for sale. The asking price is $950. High considering a new Grizzly is 1450. Wondered what folks thought a resonable price would be. looks like it is in good shape. Clains it was in storage for 20 plus years.
Thanks


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Aj2

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#1 posted 12-14-2019 07:42 PM

If it’s a green powermatic USA made that’s been unrestored with flat tables and fence. It’s in a whole different category then grizzlies machines.
So do some homework bring a reliable straight edge check for a worn table.
If you don’t want to mess with wrenching on a used machine. You should take your chances with a Chinese made jointer maybe you’ll get a good maybe not. :(

Good Luck

-- Aj

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#2 posted 12-15-2019 01:45 AM

Ugh here’s another no location profile. Tom where are you located? I’ve got one that I’ll make you a sweet deal on if you’re willing to put in some work.
It’s definitely in another league than the grizzly

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#3 posted 12-15-2019 03:02 AM

If it sat for 20 years, it will need new bearings and belt

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#4 posted 12-15-2019 03:06 AM

They don’t make them like they used to. I prefer the older stationary tools

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#5 posted 12-15-2019 09:46 AM

I had a model 60 powermatic jointer in my schools classroom that was bought in 1968. It was still going strong when I retired four years ago. The students couldn’t destroy it. I only replace the blades during my 40 years of teaching.

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#6 posted 12-15-2019 12:10 PM



If it’s a green powermatic USA made that’s been unrestored with flat tables and fence. It’s in a whole different category then grizzlies machines.
So do some homework bring a reliable straight edge check for a worn table.
If you don’t want to mess with wrenching on a used machine. You should take your chances with a Chinese made jointer maybe you’ll get a good maybe not. :(

Good Luck

- Aj2


Just out of curiosity, how do you wear out a jointer table? ................. Jerry (in Tucson)

-- Jerry (in Tucson) www.woodturnerstools.com

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Jared_S

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#7 posted 12-15-2019 02:43 PM

I sold my G0490 grizzly a couple weeks ago for $800. It sold rather quickly.

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#8 posted 12-15-2019 02:46 PM


If it’s a green powermatic USA made that’s been unrestored with flat tables and fence. It’s in a whole different category then grizzlies machines.
So do some homework bring a reliable straight edge check for a worn table.
If you don’t want to mess with wrenching on a used machine. You should take your chances with a Chinese made jointer maybe you’ll get a good maybe not. :(

Good Luck

- Aj2

Just out of curiosity, how do you wear out a jointer table? ................. Jerry (in Tucson)

- Nubsnstubs

Usually with a lot of heavy use or with a power feeder. Same as wearing a hollow in a table saw top. Not very common on small 6-8” hobby sized machines.

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tom2627

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#9 posted 12-15-2019 03:02 PM

i was just looking for peoples opinion of what a fair price would be. My thanks to anyone that might offer their opinion.

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#10 posted 12-15-2019 03:22 PM

I paid $600 for an 8” Delta two years ago. I would go higher for a powermatic, offer $750 and maybe…

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tom2627

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#11 posted 12-15-2019 04:32 PM

thanks that was more in line with my thinking

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