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Forum topic by Broncfan1986 posted 04-24-2020 02:57 AM 718 views 0 times favorited 8 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Broncfan1986

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04-24-2020 02:57 AM

6” Jet jointer with Shelix head. It’s about 13 years old and works great. I recently acquired an 8” Jet with helical head, so need to reclaim the floor space the 6” is occupying. I have never rotated the cutters and still have the extra blades. Just want to get an idea as to resale value.


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CaptainKlutz

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#1 posted 04-24-2020 06:08 AM

Asking for opinions on tool value tends to generate a some very divergent opinions. :-(
On some forums, you are not even allowed to discuss used tool pricing, but not on LJ.

Comments FWIW:

- As a seller, you have one chance to raise the price and that is when a tool is listed. So never want to offer anything too cheap. But you also don’t want to scare folks away with too high of price. Challenge is always figuring out the right price for YOUR market, based on tool condition. That is why you asked, but had to reiterate: only once chance to raise the price.

- Some of us buy only great deals, refurbish, and sell tools as hobby. So we buy cheap, and sell as high as the market will bear. Since we follow our local used tool markets often, can usually estimate a range of prices from ‘great deal’ to fair price. Knowing that the higher ‘fair’ price estimate will take much longer to sell. Often, the asking price is mixed decision between need for maximum return waiting months to find a buyer or faster access to cash in hand for next purchase.

TBH – I have been abused in other threads for being cheap on my tool estimates, even though I have data to back up my analysis in local market. Can read my overall opinion on used tool pricing in this blog:
https://www.lumberjocks.com/CaptainKlutz/blog/129795

If that tool sold in Arizona, here are my thoughts:
- Due the age, the maximum price is going to be limited by current sales price of new tool from any competing OEM (like Grizzly), regardless of how much Jet charges for same tool. So a likely SELLING price would in range of 40-50% of new Grizzly with ~$1000 price. I.E. $400-$500 max. If I were selling it, would ask for more; but not expect to get it.

- With our flooded market, can buy a 6” straight blade Jet for $250-300 (if are willing to wait). Can add a $300 helical head, and have a $550-$600 equivalent machine. But that head loses some value as knives wear, and it lowers in price. Worse, I can buy used Delta 6” for $150-$200 and add helical head. Our local low price for straight blade machine(s) sort of creates an artificial max ceiling that market will want to pay.

- Last challenge with asking higher price is selling price for 8 inch machines. Locally 8” machines sell for less than $500-$600 all the time. Granted this is pricing for straight blade machine, but we know straight blade machines have worked wood for many decades with great success. Unless someone is 100% convinced they need helical head, the 8 inch machine for same or lower price as your 6” looks really tempting?

Hope this helps.
YMMV, or maybe you get lucky?

‘a fool and his money ARE soon parted’ – proverb

Now let Klutz be set on fire again ….....

-- If it wasn't for bad luck, I wouldn't have no luck at all, Doom, despair, agony on me… - Albert King - Born Under a Bad Sign released 1967

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controlfreak

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#2 posted 04-24-2020 12:45 PM

The other thing to throw into the mix is this. How many times do you want to have strangers come to your shop to look at this jointer and leave because they think you are above what they think they can get you down to. Another way to phrase it is how fast do you want to move it. I do this with cars when ever I trade. I know that I can get about another $1000 selling my car privately but then I have to spend my time to do it. I end up thinking I will have a few hundred dollars in advertising and time lost and decide screw it. its not worth the hassle for $700 extra bucks. I suppose when I retire my attitude will change on time vs money thing. Now back to the jointer. I would pick a price that is fair to the buyer and using your good pictures have a buyer agree on the price and be ready to pick up without a prior look at it. They can always back out if there are any problems unseen in the pictures. This can minimise your time investment and the wear down of “now that I have gotten your hopes up and wasted your time I’ll give you $100 less than your asking” Good luck!

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Aj2

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#3 posted 04-24-2020 02:34 PM

How about Five hundred thirty four dollars and 76 cents.
Less then half of a new one.
Be sure to tell your buyer not to lift the machine from the ends of the tables.

Good Luck

-- Aj

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TTH

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#4 posted 04-24-2020 03:27 PM

It’s 110 right? I might be interested in it if the wife would let me take a field trip. Would you take $400 for it?

-- Travis, DFW

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waho6o9

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#5 posted 04-24-2020 03:39 PM

Take the offer. Done

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#6 posted 04-24-2020 03:54 PM


It s 110 right? I might be interested in it if the wife would let me take a field trip. Would you take $400 for it?

- TTH


I think some of those were/are dual voltage and can be 115 or 220 240. You’d have to ask the seller to be sure. I usually don’t bother inquiring about tools when the seller doesn’t include the model number of the tool. Without a model number here’s no way to look it up for research purposes

-- Alaskan's for Global warming!

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Broncfan1986

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#7 posted 04-24-2020 08:19 PM

It’s a JJ-6CSDX. The Shelix head is over $400 and almost brand new. It is a 120/230volt.


It s 110 right? I might be interested in it if the wife would let me take a field trip. Would you take $400 for it?

- TTH


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TTH

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#8 posted 04-24-2020 08:28 PM



It’s a JJ-6CSDX. The Shelix head is over $400 and almost brand new. It is a 120/230volt.

It s 110 right? I might be interested in it if the wife would let me take a field trip. Would you take $400 for it?

- TTH

- Broncfan1986

I hope you sell it for a price you’re happy with. The $400 offer remains on the table if you don’t get a better offer.

-- Travis, DFW

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