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Forum topic by Shane posted 08-07-2015 02:02 PM 1141 views 0 times favorited 12 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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08-07-2015 02:02 PM

I’m looking to upgrade from my Delta benchtop jointer to a longbed stationary one. I really wish the JP0610 was still around at the $350 price point but the cheapest I’ve seen it is $599 on Home Depot’s site. I’d really like to keep my costs around $400 give or take and wondered what was the best bang for my buck these days.

Obviously I’m trolling craigslist endlessly hoping for a lucky hit, but so far not so good.



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#1 posted 08-07-2015 02:29 PM

When my Delta benchtop jointer motor died I bought a 6” Grizzly GO654 and I am happy with it. $450.

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#2 posted 08-07-2015 02:32 PM

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#3 posted 08-07-2015 02:34 PM

Jim, I hadn’t seen that grizzly. That looks like a great deal.

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#5 posted 08-10-2015 02:13 PM

I just found this one on CL. Going to look at it tomorrow. Looks like a 351.227240 in pretty good shape. What do you guys think?

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#6 posted 08-10-2015 02:25 PM

I’m not a fan of sears tools I would hold out for a used Powermatic,jet or a grizzly. I’ve also had luck placing a wanted ad in tools for sale section of Craigslist.

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#7 posted 08-10-2015 02:28 PM

+1 a1Jim

Get a good one. At some point you will start wishing for an 8 inch model…. a better 6” will sell much easier.

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#8 posted 08-10-2015 03:21 PM

Where in Ohio are you? I’m in north central IN and I have a 6” Jet (JJ6CS) that I’ve thought about listing. If you want pictures or specs, shoot me a PM.

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#9 posted 08-10-2015 06:35 PM

I’ve got the Ridgid jointer that you wanted. It’s brand new and I’ve got to sell it off…$375. Problem is I’m about an hour east of Buffalo in Upstate NY.

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#10 posted 08-11-2015 02:15 PM

PM sent GreatJon

Robin, unfortunately that is a bit too far for me, but thanks.

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#11 posted 08-11-2015 02:29 PM

If you don’t mind old iron, keep your eye out for an old Delta/Rockwell 37-220 6” long bed, I picked one up in Columbus off Craigslist for $175. It only needs a little bit of TLC and it will be a serious user. Works as is but I can’t help myself from tinkering.

-- Jarrett - Mount Vernon, Ohio

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#12 posted 08-12-2015 12:58 PM

Thanks, but I think I have my eye on one of the newer models.

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