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ste6168

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07-11-2016 12:00 PM

All, I am looking at an older Jet 6” jointer. My area on CL is very slow, and doesn’t hardly ever have much. This thing looks to be in very good condition, owner says in runs fine and I can run it without issue if I come and look. $300 cash is the lowest the seller will go. What do you all think?



I know, I know… Save for an 8”, but even if I found one for this price, I couldn’t fit it into my 1 car garage.


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BobAnderton

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#1 posted 07-11-2016 12:11 PM

$300 seems like a pretty cheap price for an enclosed base Jet like that.

-- Bob Anderton - Austin, TX - Nova 3000 lathe, Alaskan Mark III mill, Husqavarna Saw

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#2 posted 07-11-2016 03:20 PM

It looks like it is in great shape and based upon my area (DFW) that is a great price too. Assuming it checks out and if I were shopping for one again, it would already be loaded and on my way home.

-- Nathan, TX -- Hire the lazy man. He may not do as much work but that's because he will find a better way.

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#3 posted 07-11-2016 03:39 PM

Good shape, reasonable price. Barring finding a clueless widow, I wouldn’t expect to find anything much better for that price.

-- Visualize whirled peas

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verdesardog

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#4 posted 07-11-2016 03:41 PM

Good price, that’s exactly the same as the one I have had for many years…..

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#5 posted 07-11-2016 03:48 PM

Buy it!

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#6 posted 07-11-2016 03:57 PM

id but it ….... good deal

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#7 posted 07-11-2016 04:00 PM

What they said… However, I don’t see how an 8 inch jointer will take up much more space than a 6 inch.

-- When you earnestly believe you can compensate for a lack of skill by doubling your efforts, there is no end to what you CAN'T do

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TheFridge

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#8 posted 07-11-2016 04:13 PM



What they said… However, I don t see how an 8 inch jointer will take up much more space than a 6 inch.

- Dwain

It doesn’t

-- Shooting down the walls of heartache. Bang bang. I am. The warrior.

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ste6168

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#9 posted 07-11-2016 04:33 PM

What they said… However, I don t see how an 8 inch jointer will take up much more space than a 6 inch.

- Dwain

It doesn t

- TheFridge

I beg to differ, just using the Grizzly machines as an example… The GO814 (6”) is 47.5w x 20d x 42h, whereas the G0656 (8”) is 70w x 32d x 46.5h. In this case, height doesn’t make any difference, however the 8” is almost 2’ longer, and a foot deeper. That is a lot of space, when your shop is 11’x18’

On top of the space issue, when you go to an 8”, it seems most run on 240v only, which I do not have in my current shop/garage.

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muleskinner

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#10 posted 07-11-2016 04:45 PM

Not to mention the fact that you’re going to be lucky to find an 8” in anything approaching decent condition for twice the price of the OP’s 6 incher.

-- Visualize whirled peas

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#11 posted 07-11-2016 05:16 PM

That’s a fair price on a good jointer if it checks out. I’d say it has “buy it” written all over it!

-- Happiness is like wetting your pants...everyone can see it, but only you can feel the warmth....

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KYSean

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#12 posted 07-11-2016 06:31 PM

I used that exact model for years and it did what I asked of it. price is fine. Easy to use and blades a pretty cheap to buy.

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splintergroup

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#13 posted 07-11-2016 06:58 PM

I have the same jointer that I bought 10+ years ago for $400 (White model).

It’s a great machine when set up correctly. Easy to sharpen the blades while they are in place.

$300 isn’t cheap, but it is more than fair if it is as good as the pictures say.

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#14 posted 07-11-2016 08:32 PM

I got that model (in Blue) for around $250 on CL, but your area may have higher pricing than mine (western pa). It’s a great jointer. Parts are still available. Easy setup.

As you probably know, you need a dust collector for it; it generates A LOT of chips.

If you’ve looked for a while, and this seems like a decent deal, I think this model is an excellent machine to own.

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pmayer

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#15 posted 07-11-2016 08:35 PM

I owned that same jointer for many years and loved it. Worth $300 in my opinion. That’s about what I sold mine for 3-4 years ago.

-- PaulMayer, http://www.vernswoodgoods.com

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