jet 6" jointer what it worth

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06-17-2010 09:59 PM

I found a 6” jet jointer stationary it is like 20 or so years old what is it worth can you still get cutters for it

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#1 posted 06-17-2010 10:00 PM

I am actual thinking of purchasiing it?

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#2 posted 06-17-2010 10:03 PM

some of the older equipment is better than the new stuff but I’m not sure about jet tools that are that old.
If it works well it’s worth between $ 150 and $ 250 or a little more if it’s really nice

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#3 posted 06-17-2010 10:07 PM

Like they say, Jim, they don’t make them like they used to.
Birdguy, you might contact Jet and check with them. Maybe they have something that will interchange with cutters for the newer models. Sounds like a decent deal. BTW, have you seen it run yet?

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#4 posted 06-17-2010 10:12 PM

No I haavent seen it run so the owner says it works so

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#5 posted 06-17-2010 10:34 PM


What model number is it? If it’s a JJ-6CS the cutter blades can still be had. Mine is I am guessing form the late 80’ or early 90’s. Just picked up a set for mine for $22.00 for the HSS if you want full carbide then you are looking at $130 or so. I bought my blades thru a local distributor that was 1/3 the price of buying from Jet.

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#6 posted 06-17-2010 11:54 PM

You should easily be able to get knives for any old jointer. It’s the new quick change knives in planers and jointers that I worry about finding on down the road when the tools become discontinued. (Hope I’m wrong!)

I don’t have an older Jet jointer, but my 20-plus year old table saw is still good after all those years in everyday production. I’ve always felt like Jet was one of the better imports.

Jim’s probably close on the value. We would need pictures and more information to determine that. Is it an open stand or enclosed? How was it used? What shape is it in? What size motor?

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#7 posted 06-18-2010 12:14 PM

20 year old Jet tools were mostly Taiwanese imports that were pretty similar to other Taiwanese imports of the day. The earlier Taiwanese tools were much like the early Chinese tools….hit and miss. It wasn’t until some years later that many of the bugs were fully worked out, and the tools began to gain respect for consistent quality….which is about the same time that cheap Chinese labor came into favor, and the cycle started all over again.

With that said, knives for a 6” jointer shouldn’t be a problem to find….Infinity and Freud make several sizes, and most wwing retailers carry a wide selection…Hartville Tool, Grizzly, Rockler, Holbren, Amazon, Woodcraft, etc.

I think Jim’s estimate of $150-$250 is about right, depending on condition and the model. Check the tables and fence for flatness, and be sure the tables are coplaner. Rust should be light and easy to clean off…..severe rust and pitting indicates neglect. Turn the cutterhead and listen to the bearings….they should be fairly quiet…if not, they’re replaceable, but should be reflected in the price.

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#8 posted 06-18-2010 12:23 PM

Toh owner told me he would take 100$ for it

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