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Forum topic by trevor7428 posted 05-11-2016 05:17 AM 1036 views 0 times favorited 8 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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trevor7428

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05-11-2016 05:17 AM

So I was browsing craigslist and ran across this!

16in jointer on craigslist

How would you even go about transporting this monster? Take it apart?

Anyways $1950 seems like an amazing deal! if anyone happens to live in that area.

-- Thank You Trevor OBrion


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#1 posted 05-11-2016 05:28 AM

If you don’t know how to move it, then you can’t have it :)

Actually lots of ways depending on what you have… engine hoists, a-frames, hoist from the rafters, front end loader, fork lift, bobcat, hydraulic jack and cribbing, etc… one of those and a trailer is all you need – along with something to strap it down with of course! Take a look over at OWWM for a lot of old iron being transported around… many machines much larger/heavier than that jointer being moved all the time.

Cheers,
Brad

-- Brad in FL - To be old and wise, you must first be young and stupid

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#2 posted 05-11-2016 01:46 PM

I saw that one on Cl,Its only a few miles from me.I like oliver machines and I have a 166. But that thing is plain ugly.
I bet it run better than mine.Ugly ugly ugly!

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#3 posted 05-11-2016 02:19 PM

I’ve had the opportunity to use a 16” Oliver jointer (different model) and they work great. Biggest problem is this jointer takes up a lot of space.

-- Julian

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#4 posted 05-11-2016 02:24 PM

I’m tempted to drive there and get it even with the 5 hour drive.

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#5 posted 05-11-2016 02:46 PM

Also looks like there’s a 14” delta bandsaw that you could probably work into the deal. While I won’t say that these guys aren’t big, I will say that you’d be surprised what you can fit into your shop if you’re motivated.

As far as moving it, any type of hoist will get it off the ground and make it easy to back your trailer underneath it. If you don’t have access to a hoist, you can bolt it to some 4×4s and use them as skids, then roll it around on pipes (I typically use 1” PVC). I’ve moved several large machines that way (18” planers x2, 16” jointer, 20” band saw, lathes).

Or, if you’re not a cheapskate like me, you can just hire a rigging company to show up with a forklift. :)

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#6 posted 05-11-2016 02:53 PM

Well, I doubt I’ll be able to get it due to time issues but if anyone wants it, I’m sure you can negotiate it down quite a bit. While doing some research on the model number, I found that this same machine, and I don’t mean model, I mean the same serial number, just sold at an auction near Fresno, CA for $909. That was in April, so the guy bought it and then either couldn’t use it or fit it in his garage like he thought, maybe thought he could get three phase and couldn’t and didn’t know about VFDs or thought he would buy it and quick flip it.

There’s a heck of a deal to be had here, knowing that info.

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#7 posted 05-27-2016 07:55 AM


Well, I doubt I ll be able to get it due to time issues but if anyone wants it, I m sure you can negotiate it down quite a bit. While doing some research on the model number, I found that this same machine, and I don t mean model, I mean the same serial number, just sold at an auction near Fresno, CA for $909. That was in April, so the guy bought it and then either couldn t use it or fit it in his garage like he thought, maybe thought he could get three phase and couldn t and didn t know about VFDs or thought he would buy it and quick flip it.

There s a heck of a deal to be had here, knowing that info.

- AZWoody

Wow good find. There is a good deal to be had.

The worst part is tho. I paid just about that much on my 6in Jet jointer brand new lol

-- Thank You Trevor OBrion

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#8 posted 05-28-2016 02:03 AM

This is actually easier than you think. I have purchased and moved two of these using no machinery and no more than two people. The two tables easily slide off and can be carried and placed in the vehicle. The two angled bed sections also easily come off the center triangular casting. Those are hollow and can be carried by two people. The center casting unbolts from the two legs. The cutterhead lifts out and the motor is removed from its mounts below. fence un-screws, etc. All in all, maybe 30 min to tear down and more to clean and reassemble at which point you can check and shim for parallel and looks for damage that you can fix.

The jointers I moved were 16” American (old iron) so at least as heavy and a very similar design. Don’t get me wrong, the pieces are each heavy, but two non-body-builders can do it, or four people of average to below average strength. Or take it apart and hire a “Two Guys and Truck to take the pieces that you take apart in the their truck and deliver them to your shop.

-- Matt Rogers, http://www.cleanairwoodworks.com and http://www.cleanairyurts.com

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