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Forum topic by SwainCustoms posted 11-06-2015 08:31 PM 716 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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11-06-2015 08:31 PM

Topic tags/keywords: jointer used tool sell tool sale question

I’m doing some upgrades to the shop and I’m looking for a new home for my 6” Delta x5 jointer. I am in San Diego, CA and looking for tips on where to get a solid price for a used tool. Just a bunch of low balls/trade offers on Craigslist so far, and of course I would like it to go to a good home.

Thanks in advance,

-- Zach @

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#1 posted 11-06-2015 08:35 PM

You can put it in the trade and swap forum here. Also, various websites have woodworking classifieds. I agree that craigslist is hit and miss unless you live in a large city. I have sold stuff on Craigslist for a good price but it takes time and patience. Google woodworking classified ads. With a jointer I would think you are probably going to have the best price on local craigslist.

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#2 posted 11-06-2015 08:39 PM

I would say Craigslist is your best bet. There are other places for more industrial-sized machines (, but you won’t get any responses for a 6” jointer around there. I’ve sold a number of machines on CL and gotten the price I wanted. On a couple, I discovered that the machine was apparently not worth what I had anticipated. That’s the benefit/problem with capitalism – it is only worth what someone will pay.

Keep in mind that a new jointer is expensive because it carries a warranty and is the buyer is therefore protected against surprises. Used equipment carries no warranty (typically), so there isn’t much to separate your jointer from a 1950’s jointer aside from the shinier paint.

Electronics are an exception, but other than that I don’t consider buying something from CL unless it is 50% below the retail price.

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#3 posted 11-06-2015 08:41 PM

Also, a good way to get a temperature reading is to search for your machine on It will show you every listing on craigslist that matches (as well as a number that don’t match). You should be able to get an idea for what most people list them at.

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#4 posted 11-06-2015 11:40 PM

Also, you can try searching on It includes CL, ebay, etc.

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