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Blog entry by Craftsman on the lake posted 08-24-2012 01:33 AM 925 reads 0 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I’m looking to pick this up on Sunday. A guy on Craigslist about 20 miles from me is looking to get rid of it from an estate. I expanded the photo and the tag on it says it’s a Grizzly. It’s got the wheel feature. He says it runs. I’ll need to do some rust work, and possibly other work on it. He’s asking $100. If it’s in half decent shape I feel that it could be a gloat. I think It’s 8” too. Any opinions? Can you tell the age by the mechanism for those who own one? Are two men okay for putting it in a truck?

-- The smell of wood, coffee in the cup, the wife let's me do my thing, the lake is peaceful.



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grizzman

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#1 posted 08-24-2012 01:37 AM

you very well may have a gloat here, the rust wont be a problem, if that is the only problem, you have gotten a great deal…i cant wait to hear more about this dan, its going to be a bit heavy but if your as buff as i saw in your one picture, and the other guy is sorta like you, yea no problems…lol….

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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a1Jim

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#2 posted 08-24-2012 01:44 AM

Sounds like a steel to me I would expects this jounter to be in the $300-$ 450 range if it works properly.

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Craftsman on the lake

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#3 posted 08-24-2012 01:44 AM

Well Grizz, I’m getting less buff as I get older but my nephew in his late 20’s is as buff as I’ve ever been. More even so I’m hoping we can at least tilt it into the back of my pickup truck. We’re also picking up a 1980 craftsman drill press for him too. I’ve got one that I’ve had for a long time and it’s a beast. Drills straight and true. Massive shaft and chuck. If it runs and no play in the bearing it will come with us. Also $100.

-- The smell of wood, coffee in the cup, the wife let's me do my thing, the lake is peaceful.

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Dusty56

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#4 posted 08-24-2012 02:08 AM

Hi Dan , my 8” jointer is 57” wide , but don’t know how wide your p’up is or that Grizzly might be.
I removed the three bolts holding the jointer to the base along with the belt and the fence system to make mine more manageable : ) Best wishes !

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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jumbojack

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#5 posted 08-24-2012 02:16 AM

we moved one of those about two months ago. I dont know what kind of shape your’e in but it took two YOKED men and a strong boy to get it into the truck. Looks like a steal. Oh see if you can get the back end of the truck low. We used the curb, back wheels down in the gutter.

-- Made in America, with American made tools....Shopsmith

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Julian

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#6 posted 08-24-2012 02:21 PM

Definitley a good deal at $100. Disassembling the jointer is the way I would do it.

-- Julian

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gfadvm

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#7 posted 08-25-2012 02:27 AM

I’m not sure 2 BIG guys can horse that into a truck bed. A tilt trailer would be the ticket if you could borrow one. They are so handy for loading/hauling awkward/heavy stuff.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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lightweightladylefty

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#8 posted 08-25-2012 04:43 AM

One hundred dollars does sound like an incredible deal. My guess would be something over 400 pounds so I hope your nephew is a weight lifter! We’re anxious to hear the details when you get it.

L/W

-- Jesus is the ONLY reason for ANY season.

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Craftsman on the lake

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#9 posted 08-27-2012 12:02 AM

Well, I went to see it. It actually was in pretty good shape but the motor didn’t work. He said that it used to hum but now was dead. I contemplated many things. 1. it otherwise looked in good condition. The rust on the bed was a very thin dusting. 2. It needed a new or rewound motor, 3. it was 1.5 hp. An older model that wasn’t that well powered., 4. It was in a cellar leading to a kitchen with a very steep, narrow, stairwell.

The price was firm, so I decided to walk away from this one. My older craftsman (I’m the only one who put mileage on it so it’s old but new) 6” works slick. A new motor would cost about 200-300 depending on HP. I had no idea of the bearings without hearing them first.

Sigh….. oh well.

-- The smell of wood, coffee in the cup, the wife let's me do my thing, the lake is peaceful.

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Dusty56

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#10 posted 08-27-2012 12:10 AM

Sorry for your loss , Dan…are you sure it wasn’t just a capacitor ? Was the motor seized ?

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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Craftsman on the lake

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#11 posted 08-27-2012 12:14 AM

No it turned I did see some burnt on one edge of it. Might have melted windings. I just figured I wouldn’t want to bring it home and then have to sell it as scrap metal.

-- The smell of wood, coffee in the cup, the wife let's me do my thing, the lake is peaceful.

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Dusty56

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#12 posted 08-27-2012 12:16 AM

LOL on the scrap metal , Dan : ) Something good will come your way !

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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#13 posted 08-27-2012 12:16 AM

Think of it as a bus, there will be another one come along shortly. I think you were right to pass on this one. If it were a PM or something of that quality, maybe roll the dice. But not on an older Grizzly, just my take.

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Craftsman on the lake

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#14 posted 08-27-2012 12:20 AM

I’m not actually in the market for a new jointer either. It’s just when I see something like this. Sure it would be nice. I look to see if it’s a tool gloat possibility. A $100 working grizzly 8” jointer certainly would have been.

-- The smell of wood, coffee in the cup, the wife let's me do my thing, the lake is peaceful.

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Dusty56

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#15 posted 08-27-2012 12:38 AM

I’m finally feeling well enough to get back on my rebuild of a 1956-7 era Powermatic 60 , 8” jointer.
I hope to have it up and running by the middle of next month. So far I invested in a gallon of EvapoRust , several rattle cans of paint and primer , a new set of knives and a boatload of elbow grease ! LOL
I paid $80 for the jointer to start with. : )

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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