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Forum topic by Evowood posted 03-21-2016 02:30 PM 536 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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03-21-2016 02:30 PM

Topic tags/keywords: grizzly jointer 8

Found a G1018 on craigslist. Needs a new motor and cutter head. Guy is asking $400, which I wouldn’t pay. He also has a new in box 735X package. I was thinking of offering him $700 for the pair. I would then get a 2 or 3hp motor and then either get a standard cutter head for 75 or a shelix for $400. That would put me at about $850 to have an 8” jointer with a shelix or $550 with a standard cutter head. What do you all think? If the fence is straight and the tables are coplanar would you jump on it?



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#1 posted 03-21-2016 02:52 PM

Well considering that getting the new one is close to 1400 dollars, plus the shipping too, if the tables are good then I would go for it

-- Just trying to build something beautiful

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#2 posted 03-21-2016 02:58 PM

Well, we will see if he goes for it. If the tables are good it would be nice to have a lifelong jointer.

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#3 posted 03-21-2016 03:35 PM

Jointer is $800 new. But it’s not new, it’s used, and hasn’t been well cared for or else it wouldn’t need a cutter head and motor. New motor is $275 and if a new cutter head is 75, then I’d say, to me, that jointer is worth about 50% new price minus the cost of replacement parts. In other words, that jointer is worth about $50-$100. FWIW, I just saw the exact same jointer sell on CL in my area for $450, but it was in flawless condition.

The planer….It’s worth every penny of $500. But I wouldn’t go much higher than that on principle.

I think I would offer him $550 for the pair. If he doesn’t jump, check up with him in a few weeks. Money talks.

-- -Dan

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