what would you pay for a grizzly 1018 jointer?

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Forum topic by HokieMojo posted 09-22-2009 03:39 AM 2639 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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09-22-2009 03:39 AM

it has some surface rust. No significant pitting, but a very mild amount of pitting. I’ve been told it works, but there is no way to test it before purchasing. Also, it is an 8” jointer. Just wondering what most people thing this item would be worth. Thanks.

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#1 posted 09-22-2009 04:14 AM

Make sure you TEST it.

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#2 posted 09-22-2009 04:35 AM

Is it spiral? how old? ....I agree with GMan if you can test…or have the owner show you….at least make sure the motor runs….Now you can replace most of the rest…....the price would hinge on what is good…and what is not….how much repair it woud need if any….

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#3 posted 09-22-2009 05:26 AM

Check out the new ones and think 50% of new price if in reasonable good condition.

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#4 posted 09-22-2009 01:23 PM

That was a well respected jointer. Taiwanese made, 65” bed, 1-1/2hp motor, same design as the Jet, GI, PM, Bridgewood, Sunhill, etc.

It takes quite a bit of rust to get to the point of pitting, which means it’s been left exposed to some moisture for quite a while. I’d be more concerned about the bearings, etc., but that stuff is all replaceable. Site unseen, I don’t think I’d offer over $250.

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#5 posted 09-23-2009 05:11 AM

Thanks so much everyone. I was able to look at it and the rust looked a bit bad. Again, there was no way to test it. The seller didn’t have 220 out there and I don’t have 220 at home so I can’t test in now that I’ve got it either. I ended up paying 250, so thanks for your thoughts (I actually paid this before buying, but wanted thoughts to see if I made a smart choice). I think this is going to work out to be a good deal.

I can’t believe how heavy the thing was. My original guess (before going to see it) was that it would way 250 lbs. According to the info plat on the front, it was 385. Trying to put it into a minivan was almost impossible, but we finally did get it. Honestly, I’ve never really looked at a jointer before so trying to figure out how to detatch it from the base to fit it in the car was dicey for a bit.

I got it home and put some boeshield rust remover on one 1/2 of the bed and used a drill with some type of nylon brush. It seemed to clean up the top quite well. I haven’t checked out everythign with a straightedge, but I think it will be good. I’m positive it is better than anything I have now (no power jointer) and I’ll rewire it for 120 volts once I figure out how to get the two bed pieces off the rest so I can really clean everything. Thanks again. I’ll try and post a blog about the refurb process.

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