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Forum topic by athomas5009 posted 11-29-2015 02:38 AM 678 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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11-29-2015 02:38 AM

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Well over the holidays I found a lead on a 5-10 yo 12” bridge wood 4 blade 3hp parallelogram jointer. It’s clean, has only seen hobby use/a few side jobs and comes with 2 newish/shap sets of knives and HTC base all for the price of 1500$.

In my mind it’s deff a solid deal considering condition and extras but I’m not getting away with robbery. The only problem I have is deciding whether I want a new grizz 8” helical/parallel for around 1500$ delivered or should I swoop up this gently used beast and never worry about wanting more jointer again?

Time is of the essence too. I have some mild compatetion but they seem flakey enough so that I can stew over it for another night.

-- Sometimes you're flush and sometimes you're bust, and when you're up, it's never as good as it seems, and when you're down, you never think you'll be up again, but life goes on.


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#1 posted 11-29-2015 03:35 AM

No responses yet??! IIs this your way of telling me to forget about the 12”er lol? I

was jonesin to get some advice and talk about this with someone who actually cares. Talking to my old lady about tools is a drag lmao. I fake interest way better than she does lmao.

-- Sometimes you're flush and sometimes you're bust, and when you're up, it's never as good as it seems, and when you're down, you never think you'll be up again, but life goes on.

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#2 posted 11-29-2015 04:47 AM

I have a 12” grizzly spiral head jointer that I like a lot, but if I had a choice of a spiral head jointer that is 8” and a 4 blade 12” wide jointer,I think I would go with the 12” jointer. I guess if you use a lot of highly figured woods you might want the spiral head jointer. All said and done you have to evaluate those differences for yourself.

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#3 posted 11-29-2015 05:46 AM

That the direction I’m leaning towards especially at the price point. Plus in a year or 2 I could always sell a few items to save the 750-1k for the helical head. I love and use figured wood when ever feasible but that’s still 50% or less. To me the real luxury of the helical head comes with the seamless blade changes/rotate and get to work.

-- Sometimes you're flush and sometimes you're bust, and when you're up, it's never as good as it seems, and when you're down, you never think you'll be up again, but life goes on.

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#4 posted 11-29-2015 05:52 AM

Good point about the blades,I’ve had my jointer for 5 years and have not had to turn a single blade.

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#5 posted 11-29-2015 06:03 AM

12” jointers at that price are hard to come by. I rarely see an 8” down here. And I had to pay $700 to get a decent used 8”.

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#6 posted 11-29-2015 12:43 PM

I think that jointer may be a little older than you indicate, seems like Bridgewood closed the brand more than 10 years ago (my memory isn’t really all that good, so I could be mistaken). Wouldn’t matter to me, I’d be over looking at it in a heartbeat…..and if I had a way to handle it (moving) it would be in my shop.

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#7 posted 11-29-2015 05:20 PM

I might be missing something but I’m perfectly happy with my 8” jointer with straight knives. I consider the jointer to be a “rough-in” tool and finish is not a concern. The planer makes ‘em purdy.

I also have no problem with jointing wider than 8” boards. I just flip them back and forth enough to flatten and let the planer do the rest.

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