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Forum topic by BrindleDog posted 11-24-2021 06:31 PM 554 views 0 times favorited 34 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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BrindleDog

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11-24-2021 06:31 PM

I found this:
https://cincinnati.craigslist.org/tls/d/cincinnati-powermatic-jointer-used/7408033892.html

He started at $1000 and just reduced his price to $800. I offered $400 and he countered with $600.

What do you guys think this tool is worth?


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Kudzupatch

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#1 posted 11-24-2021 06:39 PM

The real question is what is it worth to you? I have paid premium maybe to much for something I really needed and would use a lot. It was worth it me because of the need and I knew I would use if for years to come.

Location has a bearing on prices. But if it is an 8” then I would have no problem with that price. I wouldn’t hesitate because it will go quick most likely.

But if it is a 6” I would keep looking. Powermatics seems to bring premium prices and they are good machines. But there are lots of 6” out there and I would wait for a better price. They all work about the same and you rarely have an issue with a joiner.

-- Jeff Horton * Kudzu Craft skin boats* www.kudzucraft.com

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BlasterStumps

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#2 posted 11-24-2021 06:41 PM

Looks like it has not been used for some time. Not sure the size but maybe 6”. Might need some TLC to get it back to work. I guess it just depends on the market in your area and how much you want it. $600 might be a bit up there.

-- "I build for function first, looks second. Most times I never get around to looks." MIke in CO

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#3 posted 11-24-2021 06:56 PM

Looks like a 6” model. I’d say $400 is about right.

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#4 posted 11-24-2021 07:40 PM

Double post, sorry.

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#5 posted 11-24-2021 07:41 PM

No idea what it’s worth, but I will say this about the Los Angeles area: most jointers sit on Craigslist for months unsold – and that’s when they’re in good condition.

Is that because of the machine itself, i.e. it’s not something most people use all that much? Do people only buy them when they’re a great deal – as I did when I bought the Davis & Wells one I use very rarely?

Are people trying to sell them for too high a price?

I don’t know, but my point is that you probably have more leverage than it seems – in terms of price and in terms of buying one that isn’t a project.

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Ruscal

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#6 posted 11-24-2021 08:17 PM

You have to wonder about people listing stuff at premium prices but can’t even take the time to remove the roll of extension cord blocking the infeed or wipe the machine down. And one pic?
I’m in your market, various Tiawan 6” short bed jointers sell for under $300, brand “P” might get an extra $100. I agree with Loren $400 and that’s if it runs OK and will clean up. If you just need a 6” sb jointer something better will come along.

-- Have a hobby? You should have a business.

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BrindleDog

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#7 posted 11-24-2021 09:49 PM

He just told me he would sell it for $400. You guys would take it at that price?

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MrUnix

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#8 posted 11-24-2021 10:15 PM

1982 model 50 6” jointer in what looks like to be good condition. Solid jointers, but as others have mentioned, the price is high. They might get $600 if they are patient, but the ~$400-$500 range is more realistic.

Cheers,
Brad

-- Brad in FL - In Dog I trust... everything else is questionable

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BlasterStumps

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#9 posted 11-24-2021 11:04 PM

Be expecting it to need some work. Some things that it could possibly need would be bearings, cord, belt(s). Lots of scrubbing on the work surfaces, blades sharpened and set, etc., etc.

We likes to see pictures of new acquisitions. : )

-- "I build for function first, looks second. Most times I never get around to looks." MIke in CO

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#10 posted 11-24-2021 11:13 PM

That’s a good jointer for 400. As long as it usable or close to it.
Don’t lift it from the ends of the tables if you get it.
Good Luck

-- Aj

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BrindleDog

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#11 posted 11-25-2021 12:08 AM

How should I move it? Will I need multiple people? Separate the base from the Jointer? I’m probably picking it up on Friday and need to prepare for the move. Thanks for the advice so far!

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Loren

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#12 posted 11-25-2021 12:08 AM

$400 would be the difference between you having a jointer now vs. waiting on a better deal or a bigger model. A jointer can really aid your work if you’re building furniture.

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BlasterStumps

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#13 posted 11-25-2021 12:55 AM

depends on what you have to transport it in/on. I might be wrong because I have not loaded that brand/size jointer but my thinking is that a couple people could lay it over onto a surface like the back of a van, or pickup, or trailer and then pick and slide it in on some plywood. just need to protect it somewhat. then tie it down so it can’t move in transit. Maybe remove the fence and whatever can be taken off easily off before moving it. Just so something doesn’t get broken or damaged. Might wait and see what some of the other guys say though.

Good find by the way.

-- "I build for function first, looks second. Most times I never get around to looks." MIke in CO

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BrindleDog

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#14 posted 11-25-2021 01:19 AM

I will be moving it in an F150. I’m thinking I should disassemble it. I’ll be happy if this all works out
and I have my first jointer.

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BlasterStumps

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#15 posted 11-25-2021 02:05 AM

It shouldn’t be super heavy. Once you lay it over on the tailgate, then it should be mostly lifting the weight of the motor. That is what I found when I loaded my old 6”. Every situation is a little different I know. Not sure how high the bed of your truck is. I just took the fence off the one I moved recently.

edit, switch is on the front. i would lay it over on the other side if possible . That would be the heavy side I think.

-- "I build for function first, looks second. Most times I never get around to looks." MIke in CO

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