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JWMJ

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07-07-2015 03:41 PM

New to the forum, just building a work shop (on the cheap), and wanted to get some input on a couple of jointer planers that I am considering. Would love some experienced advise which way is best. ( I have my own opinion already). I recently purchased a Rigid 13” planer, have a router, table saw, couple of sanders and drills and compound miter saw. I want to get a jointer planer, and just missed out on a great deal on a Rigid, that would have been great. The two I am now looking at are the following-
1) Craftsman 6 1/8” model 113.206891, and is on a fixed metal stand. He is asking $160.00 for it, and it looks like it is in pretty good condition. It is about 1.25 hours away.
2) Grizzly model G-1182, which is also in good shape, and has a fixed base as well. He was originally asking $299.00
but has said he would take $200.00 for it. It is about 45 minutes away.

I am leaning toward to Grizzly, any opinions ? JWMJ.


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CB_Cohick

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#1 posted 07-07-2015 04:56 PM

I do not have any experience with the Grizzly. However, I bought a Craftsman 113.20650, similar to the one you mention off of Craig’s list and have not had any issues with it. I have replaced the v-belt with a link belt, and built a mobile stand to roll it around on (that sucker is heavy!). I have bought a spare set of knives, and have cleaned up and waxed the iron tables. The depth adjustment is straightforward, and adjusting the fence is also simple. The price you were given seems about right, depending on the condition of the tool. Maybe you could talk him down based on your travel expense. Good luck! Let us know how it all works out.

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toddbeaulieu

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#2 posted 07-07-2015 05:29 PM

Honestly, from what I’ve seen they’re all basically the same thing and should serve you equally well if in good shape. A jointer is a very basic machine. $150 – $200 is an avg price. I’m on my third jointer now, having upgraded through CL purchases from 6” to 8”.

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Holbs

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#3 posted 07-08-2015 12:42 AM

The Grizzly for $40 more and closer… it’s a winner!
Of course, in person you HAVE to check for co-planer beds, the motor itself, 90 degree fence for whichever used jointer anyone inspects before buying.

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JWMJ

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#4 posted 07-08-2015 03:00 AM

Thanks for the replies. As it worked out I bought neither of them. Found a newer Rigid jointer/planer today and bought it, hope it is a good machine, as I paid $300.00 for it. It is in very nice cosmetic shape, came with manual and seemed to run smoothly. I have a 13” Rigid planer, and hope this compliments it in the future.Thanks again for the input. JWMJ.

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#5 posted 07-08-2015 02:19 PM

Grizzly > Rigid in quality and in this instance, price.

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#6 posted 07-10-2015 07:33 AM

Tried to stop myself, but just can’t help commenting: I loathe the term “jointer/planer.” Craftsman seems to be the culprit who introduced this terminology, I suspect as part of their never ending quest to make people think they’re getting more than they really are (witness their “3 horsepower” benchtop saws). A lot of people picked it up, and you see it in CL ads often. To me, a jointer does one thing, and a planer does another. Admittedly, it’s confusing, as the jointer is actually planing the wood, but it’s not a thickness planer. Just to muddle things a bit more, there is the planer-jointer combination machine, which has both functions.

Sorry for the rant. Some things just make me grind my teeth. I’ll go away now.

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#7 posted 07-10-2015 09:29 AM

The 1182 Grizzly was the same design and came from the same factory as the Jet, Sunhill, Bridgewood, Woodtek, some PM, and others of that era….very well proven design. FWIW, Wood Mag rated the 1182 #1 in their jointer comparison of two Deltas, Jet, Ridgid, and a couple of others in 2001.

Mine still works like new.

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toddbeaulieu

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#8 posted 07-10-2015 10:42 AM

Ha! Jointer/planer. I almost mentioned the same thing. Drives me nuts, but not as bad as jointer/plainer!

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Holbs

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#9 posted 07-11-2015 12:47 AM

Scott, looks nearly identical to my joiner I picked up at auction for $50. Granted, mine is 8” and I believe long bed jointer.

-- Yes, my profile picture is of a Carpenter Bee! The name is derived from the Ancient Greek "wood-cutter"

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#10 posted 07-17-2015 11:21 PM

Apparently I live in some sort of woodworking tool, high-price vortex here in Austin. I have yet to see one decently priced, quality machine in months of looking. Here are some recent CL jointer examples:

Rockwell jointer -#37-600 – $300
Jet jointer (probably JJ-6CSDX or similar) – $600
Delta 365x Long Bed Jointer plus extra set of carbide knives – $1400
Shopfox 1741 Parallelogram Jointer (1 year old) – $950

This is fairly typical of what I see here for all power tools. Where do you folks live that you see such cheaply priced equipment? I might have to go on a road trip.

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toddbeaulieu

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#11 posted 07-23-2015 06:02 PM

I’m in Boston and see a lot of good deals. It’s spotty … the best deals usually come the day after I buy something.

To name a few purchases so far:

Jet 3HP cabinet saw $600
Reliant 6” jointer $150
Reliant 8” jointer $250 (looked like it just left the factory!)
Delta 8 ” jointer $800? (not sure why I “upgraded” to this, but no complaints with it yet)
Reliant 1.5 HP DC $150
Dewalt 13” planer $100
Grizzly 15” Planer $350

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AlaskaGuy

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#12 posted 07-23-2015 06:31 PM

Looks like those are just jointers I don’t see the planer part. ???

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#13 posted 07-23-2015 07:05 PM



I m in Boston and see a lot of good deals. It s spotty … the best deals usually come the day after I buy something.

- toddbeaulieu

I am not far from Boston. Please let me know the next time you buy something.

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