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Forum topic by Loren posted 11-06-2016 04:15 PM 802 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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11-06-2016 04:15 PM

$350, Long Beach CA.

Somebody was grousing about not being able to find
a decent-priced 6” jointer. One of those resellers
may snap this one up though…

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#1 posted 11-07-2016 02:21 PM

Vague description, no manufacturers name. Not even a picture…

-- "I cut it twice and it's still too short"

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#2 posted 11-07-2016 02:24 PM

That’s a very decent price, but there’s nothing there to convince me it’s a decent jointer.

-- 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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#3 posted 11-07-2016 10:49 PM

The deals are there if you keep looking. Local obscure auctions have paid off for me. Sometimes the even larger items are cheaper.

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#4 posted 11-07-2016 11:24 PM

If you’ve got the time, it’s those vague listings with no pics that have the greatest chance of being a big score . . . or not.

-- "Man is the only animal which devours his own, for I can apply no milder term to the general prey of the rich on the poor." ~Thomas Jefferson

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#5 posted 11-08-2016 01:15 AM

I would pass. Guy should have the courtesy of at least posting a picture….

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#6 posted 11-08-2016 01:22 AM

I assume it’s likely from one of the 4 or 5 Taiwan
importers that are/were in the area: Star, Lobo,
American… it’s a port city.

I’ve picked up some good bargains over the years,
got a shop full of vintage gems now.

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