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dbw

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07-15-2016 11:46 AM

Topic tags/keywords: jointer grizzly g1182

Good Morning,

This machine is up for sale on CL: http://dallas.craigslist.org/dal/tls/5679260422.html
The seller is asking $300 including the mobile base and an extra set of HSS knives. He says he is firm on the price. I have done some research and it appears $300 is high considering the machine is 16 years old. I am reading that this machine was rated #1 in it’s class in 2000. Even then $300 for a 16 year old jointer? Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated.

-- measure 3 times, cut once


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#1 posted 07-15-2016 01:10 PM

I’ve had that jointer for around 15 years now, and it’s performed flawlessly. It was ~ $350 to my door in 2001. It’s a well proven design that was used by some older PM, Jet, GI, Sunhill, and several other brands. Very similar to the Ridgid jointer too. $300 is higher than most resell for, but it could still possibly be the best jointer for your money going….if it had a “Jet” nameplate would you feel better about spending $300 on it? A new one will cost at least around double that. It may sell at $300, but I doubt it’ll sell quickly…perhaps you could wait a while and offer $250-$275. Ultimately, it’s an executive decision you’ll need to make.

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#2 posted 07-15-2016 02:58 PM

While I fully understand that not everyone has the $$ to buy new tools, in this case, you would probably be paying about what that joiner cost brand new back in 2000. Scott’s $350 probably included a freight charge to get it to his door. I don’t consider myself a “low baller” but $200 in my book is a more realistic price for this jointer with 16 years of wear and tear.

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#3 posted 07-15-2016 04:30 PM

Another Grizzly popped up on CL https://dallas.craigslist.org/ftw/tls/5683451835.htm
what do you think of this?

-- measure 3 times, cut once

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#4 posted 07-15-2016 05:24 PM

That link does not have anything on it. The is a ridgid jointer listed on july 5th that is $300 OBO. The Grizzly and Ridgid are nearly identical machines.

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dbw

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#5 posted 07-15-2016 06:37 PM

It’s a G0654. The person with the Rigid is not responding to my inquiries.

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#6 posted 07-15-2016 07:13 PM

There are several things to consider. Original cost is one thing but a 6” short bed jointer from griz is now going for 525. Also, it is a fairly short bed which limits it’s usability. I have a similar griz that I bought used for $200 but wish I hadn’t – hard to joint more than a 4 ft board.

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#7 posted 07-15-2016 07:17 PM


It s a G0654. The person with the Rigid is not responding to my inquiries.

- dbw

The listing is deleted…probably sold.

The 1182 has only been listed for 3 days. This Ridgid has been up for 10 days….maybe they’d be more willing to deal. http://dallas.craigslist.org/dal/tls/5668976910.html

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vskgaming

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#8 posted 07-15-2016 07:37 PM

Hah, i was looking at the exact same jointers for last couple of days.

The 2nd Grizzly is now posted for $450, i believe it was originally posted for $300.

http://dallas.craigslist.org/ftw/tls/5630845695.html

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#9 posted 07-15-2016 08:19 PM


It s a G0654. The person with the Rigid is not responding to my inquiries.

- dbw

The listing is deleted…probably sold.

The 1182 has only been listed for 3 days. This Ridgid has been up for 10 days….maybe they d be more willing to deal. http://dallas.craigslist.org/dal/tls/5668976910.html

- knotscott

All things being equal, I would go for the Grizzly over the Ridgid as Grizzly is known for having parts for even older equipment on hand in case something is broken. I purchased an older 18” bandsaw that’s about the same age as that jointer and the tension assembly was cracked and sure enough, they had it.

Sadly though, I think the guy is standing firm on a price that’s a bit too high for what he has. I have a G0452 that I want to sell and I would probably start at $2-250.

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knotscott

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#10 posted 07-15-2016 09:19 PM



...Scott s $350 probably included a freight charge to get it to his door. ...
- syenefarmer

Yep….IIRC, $297 plus ~ $55 s/h. It can’t hurt to mention to the guy that it was only $300 when new, and counter with a reasonable offer.

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greenacres2

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#11 posted 07-16-2016 01:20 PM

That gray Ridgid MIGHT be eligible for their old LSA (Lifetime Service Agreement), if I recall correctly that followed the machine and required no paper work. That may not be of great value, but if it has that then it may help at some point. When I look at older Ridgid power tools, I consider it worth maybe $25. I’ve bought and sold a few older Ridgid’s, but never had to test the theory of the LSA—so take that for what it’s worth.

earl

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#12 posted 07-16-2016 02:42 PM

The LSA never did pass from one owner to the next. It was/is only offered to the original purchaser of the tool. The tool must also be purchased at Home Depot and be brand new. The grey Ridgid tools, made by Ridge Tool/Emerson, were allowed to be grandfathered into the LSA back in 2003 but there was a time window for that which is long passed.

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#13 posted 07-16-2016 03:31 PM

Hey Grreenacres2: are you saying this Ridgid jointer is only worth $25?

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#14 posted 07-17-2016 12:13 PM



Hey Grreenacres2: are you saying this Ridgid jointer is only worth $25?

- dbw

Nope. IF there’s a transferrable warranty on a tool (and apparently that is not the case here), then I consider that to be worth about $25 in the price. So…if i’d been thinking of a $300 offer, I might be willing to settle at about $325. Don’t see it often—if ever.
Thanks for the info syenefarmer—I tried to figure that out from reading the Ridgid Forums a few years ago, and gave up!!
earl

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