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Looking for a used jointer

by thecarpenterisking
posted 10-18-2016 02:36 PM


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mrramsey

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#1 posted 10-18-2016 03:09 PM

I’m in the same boat man! Been looking for a while and they all seem waay overpriced. I am seeing machines that are 10+ years old and people asking 10% less than new. crazy…

-- Mike ~~~ Experience is what you get right after you needed it. ~~~

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thecarpenterisking

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#2 posted 10-18-2016 03:28 PM

Thanks for sharing the sentiment mrramsey. I’ve been looking for a while and the need is not urgent but it would make my life so much easier.

-- Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men!

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scribble

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#3 posted 10-18-2016 04:27 PM

+1

-- If you can't read it Scribble wrote it!! “Experience is merely the name men gave to their mistakes.”

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JAAune

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#4 posted 10-18-2016 04:57 PM

For those who don’t mind off-brand equipment, I’ve got a no-name, 6” jointer that needs the blades sharpened available for $50 in the Chicago area. Haven’t put it onto Craigslist yet otherwise it would probably have sold already.

That being said, $350 isn’t a terrible price for a Powermatic jointer. You aren’t going to pick up a new 6” machine from a reputable company for less than $600.

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Aj2

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#5 posted 10-18-2016 06:03 PM

I think looking at used jointer is a good idea.
Check the tables for coplane with a reliable straight edge before buying it.

Aj

-- Aj

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Sarge595

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#6 posted 10-18-2016 08:11 PM

I have a Rikon 4” jointer for sale, Excellent condition, used twice. $200.00

Location, Myrtle Beach, SC Pick up only or you arrange shipping

Send PM if interested.

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Dwain

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#7 posted 10-18-2016 08:18 PM

I agree with some of the comments above. If you find a Powermatic 6 inch jointer in very good condition for $350, then you should buy it. You will never regret it. I paid $200. for a Rigid jointer several years ago, and while it is a good machine, I would much rather have saved the extra $$$ for a used Powermatic. The problem is that people are asking four and five hundred dollars for those out here in Phoenix.

Good luck.

-- When you earnestly believe you can compensate for a lack of skill by doubling your efforts, there is no end to what you CAN'T do

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thecarpenterisking

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#8 posted 10-18-2016 08:22 PM

Thanks for the input everyone. I’m in The L.A. area so shipping here would probably not be an option for me. I’m also looking for a 6” as opposed to a 4”. I also want to make sure that if I need replace parts on these machines, that I’m gonna be able to find parts.

-- Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men!

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magaoitin

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#9 posted 10-18-2016 10:56 PM

There are couple of other options to look at if you are interested.

I have become addicted to auctions in the last year and have found an ungodly amount of wood working tools, and have picked up some once in a lifetime type deals.

There is an auction about 2.5 hours south of you, in 3 days that has an older Delta-Rockwell joiner on the “block” Current bid is $12.00. San Diego School District, so it has probably been maintained fairly well, but you never know. I cant tell if it is a 4” or 6”, but most schools buy 6” (at least in my state)
Check out
https://www.proxibid.com/aspr/Delta-Rockwell-Joiner/32669223/LotDetail.asp?lid=32669223&rts=/asp/searchadvanced_i.asp%23searchid%3D0%26type%3Dlot%26search%3Djoiner%26sort%3Drelevance%26inventoryType%3Dall%26view%3Dgallery%26length%3D25%26start%3D1%26refine%3D#topoflot

Do you have 240v available for the joiner or are you looking for 120v only? My next comment-idea might create a stir among some members, but have you though about a 3 phase machine with a digital converter? I bought an older Powermatic 8” joiner, 3 phase for $125 at an auction last year. When I found out I could not economically get 3 phase power to my new shop, I picked up a digital converter for $95. And for $500 I can get a brand new Shelix cutter head.

Total I will be into it for $725 and have an 8” Powermatic with a Shelix that can plug into any 240v 20A circuit.

-- Jeff ~ Tacoma Wa.

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Aj2

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#10 posted 10-18-2016 11:31 PM

https://losangeles.craigslist.org/lgb/tls/5825777099.html
This is a very good machine for the price.One only has to verify that the tables are coplaner.
Jointers are simple machines a old one like this will not wear out and need parts.Maybe bearings Dan is still fixing stuff In Lynwood at Davis and wells.
You might also try searching Joiner there’s a couple hits for less money.

Aj

-- Aj

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thecarpenterisking

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#11 posted 10-19-2016 01:11 AM

magaoitin, thanks for link. I checked the site and you’re correct. I’ll be calling them tomorrow. I’ve never bid on an auction item before other than ebay. It also doesn’t show if its a 4 inch or 6 inch, but judging by the size, I would guess it was 6. I would like to stay at 110v. 330 is not really an option for me right now.
AJ2 – I had actually seen that one on there which has been there for a while. Unfortunately, its a little more than what I want to pay. My budget is closer to the $300 range. Thanks for the help.

-- Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men!

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onoitsmatt

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#12 posted 10-19-2016 01:12 AM

I recommend expanding your craigslist search to include planers. A lot of people don’t know the difference and will list a jointer as a planer.

-- Matt - Phoenix, AZ

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thecarpenterisking

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#13 posted 10-19-2016 01:19 AM

Thanks Matt. Thats great advise. Now that you mention it, I remember seeing jointers when I was looking for a planer a year or two ago.

-- Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men!

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onoitsmatt

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#14 posted 10-19-2016 02:12 AM

Also look for “joiner”. I see it spelled this way often.

-- Matt - Phoenix, AZ

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thecarpenterisking

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#15 posted 10-20-2016 05:52 AM

Well, I found a Delta JT-360 6” jointer for $200. Is any one familiar with this particular model? If so, is it worth the money. It looks pretty clean in the pictures.

-- Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men!

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MustacheMike

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#16 posted 10-20-2016 09:45 AM

It’s a table top model. Not bad for the price.. Here is the amazon reviews https://www.amazon.com/JT360-Shopmaster-4-Horsepower-Jointer-230-Volt/product-reviews/B00006K00Q?tag=vs-home-convert-amazon-20

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thecarpenterisking

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#17 posted 10-20-2016 04:20 PM

Here is the link to that jointer. http://losangeles.craigslist.org/wst/tls/5835160865.html

-- Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men!

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ShaneA

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#18 posted 10-20-2016 04:55 PM

At that price point, even on the used market some compromises will have to be made. On that unit, I would say it is table length. If you are not looking to joint large boards, I would think it would be adequate…if it checks out. If you are looking to do 6’ and beyond boards the tables make be a bit on the short side. But for $200, you may not be able to check all the boxes.

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thecarpenterisking

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#19 posted 10-20-2016 04:57 PM

Thanks Shane. What length of board do you think i’d be able to joint on the flat side with this machine?

-- Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men!

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thecarpenterisking

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#20 posted 10-20-2016 05:02 PM

I also found this guy but I’m trying to see if its a 4” or a 6” although it looks more like a 4.
http://losangeles.craigslist.org/sgv/tls/5824219762.html

-- Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men!

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MrUnix

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#21 posted 10-20-2016 05:20 PM

I also found this guy but I’m trying to see if its a 4” or a 6” although it looks more like a 4.
http://losangeles.craigslist.org/sgv/tls/5824219762.html
- thecarpenterisking

It is a 4” (says so right on the pork chop guard) and was built in 1949 according to the serial number.

As for the original Delta mentioned, it’s a pretty solid unit with lots of great reviews… has 48” tables IIRC, and can handle long stuff just fine if you use some outboard support.

Cheers,
Brad

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

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thecarpenterisking

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#22 posted 10-20-2016 05:21 PM

Thanks Brad! The guy never called me back anyways.

-- Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men!

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thecarpenterisking

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#23 posted 10-20-2016 05:24 PM

Thanks Brad! The guy never called me back anyways.

-- Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men!

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thecarpenterisking

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#24 posted 11-03-2016 03:43 PM

$100…yes or no? I don’t yet have details on it but hope to get some soon. What should i look for?

-- Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men!

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Loren

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#25 posted 11-03-2016 04:35 PM

Los Angeles has a huge inventory of used machines.

Just be patient. I’ve seen 6” jointers go for $100
so many times. It’s true there are several machine
fixer guys using Craigslist and sometimes it seems
like those guys have all the jointers.

Here’s an ok deal http://orangecounty.craigslist.org/tls/5858403310.html

I would avoid the “motorized” models. They have
a proprietary motor. They are a little more portable
but mostly they were made to save costs. Still, $100
isn’t bad considering it’s one of the iron models
(they made aluminum ones too and the non-anodized
tops would wear quickly). Craftsman had one very
similar to the Delta motorized on above. Generally
only the infeed table is adjustable on that style.

Also, this fellow in Culver City is liquidating his business
and has a lot of high-end machines. Sometimes large
shops have one or two modest size jointer they don’t
use gathering dust in the corner. You could ask him. http://losangeles.craigslist.org/wst/tls/5817803447.html

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#26 posted 11-03-2016 04:50 PM

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Aj2

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#27 posted 11-03-2016 04:54 PM



$100…yes or no? I don t yet have details on it but hope to get some soon. What should i look for?

- thecarpenterisking


I think you should pass on that one.Esp if it has a fixed outfeed table.
A fixed outfeed table will test the patience of a saint.

Aj

-- Aj

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thecarpenterisking

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#28 posted 11-03-2016 05:18 PM

Thanks for the leads, Loren! I like the Rikon and its only about 30 minutes from where I live. The only issue is that it doesn’t have the safety guard and I’m not sure how hard those are to find. I really like the Delta in Santa Maria, but thats about 3 1/2 hours of driving time for me which I’m not sure I wanna do. I did contact the gentleman in Culver City and I hope to hear back from him soon. I appreciate your input as well as AJ’s.

-- Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men!

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