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Forum topic by Broglea posted 04-05-2010 11:36 PM 1675 views 0 times favorited 14 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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04-05-2010 11:36 PM

Topic tags/keywords: jointer

What do you guys think. Worth the $$? I don’t have a jointer, but could really use one. I’m just wondering if this is a good deal or should I consider something else.

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#1 posted 04-06-2010 12:11 AM

Kinda Hard to Say… How much does he want? I wouldn’t jump unless it’s pretty darned cheap…

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#2 posted 04-06-2010 12:16 AM

Those fixed outfeed table jointers are hard to setup because you have to insert the kniives exactly right in relation to the outfeed table. I had an old Delta like that and it worked, but it was much more difficult to set up than one that can adjust the outfeed table. $150.00 seems kind of steep for it.

-- Michael Murphy, Woodland, CA.

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#3 posted 04-06-2010 12:20 AM

Sorry didn’t see the $150 price tag… I would keep my check book in my pocket.

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#4 posted 04-06-2010 02:29 AM

I have one very similar to that. The price seems a bit high for sure.

Check and see how it works. If it needs new blades you can get them cheap but certainly be prepared to spend a few (possibly frustrating) hours getting it set up right.

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#5 posted 04-06-2010 04:58 AM

I just bought one very similar to that off craigslist for $125. It was a little rusty like that too. I spent an hour or so with wd-40 and a couple scotch-brite pads and now it looks pretty respectable. I never had a jointer before either and now that I have it set up, I’m glad I bought it.

With the cleaning up it needs I’d offer $75-100.

I was also looking at this one before I bought the craftsman.

-- Derek, Iowa

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#6 posted 04-06-2010 03:56 PM

I would keep looking, I got a 1 year old Jet 6” jointer from craigslist for about $250, at the time it retailed for about $500.

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#7 posted 04-06-2010 08:59 PM

Not worth that kind of money. You can find better ones for the same amount. It is a pretty flimsy unit.

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#8 posted 04-06-2010 09:09 PM

I got one of these in about that shape for 75 bucks. I would have probably been pretty happy to pay 100 for it, but 150 is just too much.

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#9 posted 04-06-2010 09:14 PM

Hey that looks a bit like a very amateurish jointer to me you should maybe keep looking Scottyman your the best looking guy I have ever seen.LOLAlistair

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#10 posted 04-06-2010 11:53 PM

Thanks for everyones advice. You saved me from making a bad purchase.

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#11 posted 04-07-2010 12:02 AM

Too high. Those things are frequently on CL here for $75.00. I am not crazy about that jointer design though. I would pass on that one…

I believe HF has their 6” jointer on sale for $229.00, see if you can find a 20% off coupon, and for a few bucks more than this guy is asking for this old Craftsman, you will have a better jointer…

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#12 posted 04-07-2010 12:04 AM

Tools are only what someone is willing to pay for them. A used jointer in your area might be say $100 to you but that same jointer to me might only be worth $75. Used tools are really hard to price. There are just too many variables, such as condition, previous use, the number of comparable tools in the area. The condition might look good on the outside but when you really start looking there may be more than meets the eye. The bearings may be old requiring replacement. The motor may need brushes, capacitor and bearings. The jointer you have inquired about is in the over 25 yr range and will require some maint and possible repair to be in good working order. The bearings should be replaced in the cutter head, knives sharpened and the motor looked at. If nothing else for piece of mind and knowing that it is the best possible condition. All of that needs to be thought about before purchasing a used piece of equipment.

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#13 posted 04-07-2010 12:20 AM

I have a jointer like that which I purchased in 1985.
The motor is fine, never replaced the belt, the cutter head bearings are silent (as is the entire unit), the only adjustment I make is the knives when I replace them.
And…adjustment of the knives to the outfeed table is no big deal.

-- Dave - Milwaukee

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#14 posted 04-07-2010 12:45 AM

That price seems a tad steep to me too. I am usually pretty well up on my tool prices. HOWEVER, a Powermatic saw is over $2000 but i would buy it in a minute if my wife would approve. Its all up to you and what you think its worth. Go see it and test run it. THe wonderful thing about craigslist is most of the guys are negotiable on their prices. Good luck

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