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Forum topic by Thesepaperwings posted 09-14-2016 01:40 PM 987 views 0 times favorited 13 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Thesepaperwings

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09-14-2016 01:40 PM

Hi,
I recently moved and sold off most of my shop. No table saw, band saw, or planer right now :( I have a jointer but it’s only an old 4 inch that I restored.
I was looking for a table saw first and came across some older equipment that a guy wants to sell all together. It’ all used but in decent running condition, it would need cleaned but the ton just has a bit of surface rust.

There is what he has:
A mid 80’s Powermatic 66 with the 3hp single phase.
An older woodmaster 18inch planer without the dust chute
A total shop 8 inch jointer.

I already have 220 in my new home and the fact they are single phase works well for me. I have space for them right now as well.
I know I like the PM but I don’t have any experience with the woodmaster or the jointer. Should I run from these? I’ve never had a planer that big or a jointer that big but it sounds nice.

We started at $1,200 and he told me to make him an offer as he is very willing to negotiate. What would be a good deal for the package of 3?


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JayT

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#1 posted 09-14-2016 02:41 PM

Woodmasters are excellent planers, the 18in version runs over $2000 new. I don’t have one, but one the sawyers I use does and works it hard with no issues. If the tools have been taken care of and are in good shape, that’s a very good price already. Since he’s willing to negotiate, however, maybe offer $900 or $1000 and start making some sawdust.

-- "Good judgement is the result of experience. A lot of experience is the result of poor judgement."

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GR8HUNTER

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#2 posted 09-14-2016 02:54 PM

start at $800 work your way in the middle

-- Tony Reinholds,Pa. REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN

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Thesepaperwings

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#3 posted 09-14-2016 03:07 PM

Would you guys agree that an older PM66 cabinet saw will be a better choice then a new Grizzly hybrid?

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JayT

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#4 posted 09-14-2016 03:27 PM

Cabinet saw trumps hybrid any day. If the PM66 is in good working shape, then it is a far better choice.

-- "Good judgement is the result of experience. A lot of experience is the result of poor judgement."

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#5 posted 09-14-2016 03:34 PM

Don’t know anything about the jointer but, the planer and TS, if in good working order, are worth whatever you can get them for. Consider the jointer as a bonus.

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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MrUnix

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#6 posted 09-14-2016 03:51 PM

Would you guys agree that an older PM66 cabinet saw will be a better choice then a new Grizzly hybrid?
- Thesepaperwings

I’d say a PM66 is a better choice than anything made by Grizzly, and the older the better.

Cheers,
Brad

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

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ErichK

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#7 posted 09-14-2016 04:04 PM

The woodmaster itself woulds be $800+ near me. The PM66 is at least $900 here, and a jointer is minimum $200. That is a fantastic deal.


I d say a PM66 is a better choice than anything made by Grizzly, and the older the better.

Absolutely.

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Fred Hargis

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#8 posted 09-14-2016 04:18 PM



The woodmaster itself woulds be $800+ near me. The PM66 is at least $900 here, and a jointer is minimum $200. That is a fantastic deal.

I d say a PM66 is a better choice than anything made by Grizzly, and the older the better.

Absolutely.

- ErichK

Heck, I’ve seen PM66s sell for $1600…I’d be all over that deal like white on rice!

-- Our village hasn't lost it's idiot, he was elected to congress.

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ErichK

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#9 posted 09-14-2016 04:24 PM



Heck, I ve seen PM66s sell for $1600…I d be all over that deal like white on rice!

Darn right! There are a bunch of PM66s on CL near me for ~$1200-$1500. There is actually a 18” woodmaster for $1800. I don’t need the PM66, and I’d say $1000 would be worth the money.

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Thesepaperwings

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#10 posted 09-19-2016 03:22 AM

I ended up with the saw, planer, jointer, delta tenon jig, porter cable dovetail jig, dado set, taper jig, a drill press and 300bf of 6/4 white oak. Feeling pretty good :)

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#11 posted 09-19-2016 03:34 AM

Congrats Thesepaperwings ya done good. And if this is your planer it’s capable of making moulding
as well:

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Fred Hargis

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#12 posted 09-19-2016 12:18 PM

You are a fortunate person! Congrats!

-- Our village hasn't lost it's idiot, he was elected to congress.

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#13 posted 09-19-2016 03:49 PM

Way to go! You are one lucky dog! You should feel pretty darn good about that deal.

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