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Forum topic by firefighterontheside posted 11-15-2016 01:17 AM 772 views 0 times favorited 12 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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firefighterontheside

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11-15-2016 01:17 AM

I found this jointer on CL. It’s hard to tell what is broken from the picture, but I’m guessing it needs a new cutter head and not just knives as the ad suggests. What do you see? Thanks.

https://stlouis.craigslist.org/tls/5875950955.html

-- Bill M. "People change, walnut doesn't" by Gene.


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#1 posted 11-15-2016 01:29 AM

That is a pretty big missing section. I think just the knives need to be replaced, the head unless something is broken should be ok

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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#2 posted 11-15-2016 01:31 AM

Yes, probably 3 knives. I would check the ball bearings under load.

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#3 posted 11-15-2016 01:34 AM

Looks like something funny going on with the fhip breaker.
It looks looks like it’s separated from the knife.
Maybe it’s bent?Or not installed right
A new one from grizzly couldn’t be much more.
If it’s slim Pickens around your area I sure wouldn’t want to be in your shoes.:)

Aj

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#4 posted 11-15-2016 01:36 AM

Looks like they hit some metal. New knives are cheap.

It takes more than hitting some nails to ruin a
cutterhead.

You’ll want to check the gib strips to make sure they
weren’t bent by the accident. Those are the strips
backed up to the knives by the gibs screws.

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#5 posted 11-15-2016 02:00 AM

Thanks guys. I saw this and was just thinking about it, but wanted to be sure about the damage.

-- Bill M. "People change, walnut doesn't" by Gene.

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#6 posted 11-15-2016 02:19 AM

Even if you had to buy a new cutter head that is a steal. Does it come with it’s own moving crane ;-)

-- There are good ships and there are wood ships, the ships that sail the sea, but the best ships are friendships and may they always be. http://www.geraldlhunsucker.com/

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#7 posted 11-15-2016 02:20 AM

It seems like a good deal, but I really don’t need it.

-- Bill M. "People change, walnut doesn't" by Gene.

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#8 posted 11-15-2016 02:42 AM

The knifes are the last thing touching the cutterhead and it doesn’t look like anything in front of them was damaged so very likely, a new set of knives and it would be ready to go.

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#9 posted 11-15-2016 03:15 AM

I have the same exact planer and just replaced the straight knives with a helical head. If you buy the planer and need the head/knives, PM me if interested.

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#10 posted 11-15-2016 03:16 AM

Let’s assume it’s a G1018. New G0656 (similar) is $825, plus shipping or a drive to pick up, when they come back in stock. I’d find it tough to pay more than half or the current retail and would shoot for less. If I could get it at $350 to $400, and find the cutterhead (discontinued) to be out of balance or damaged…Byrd or Grizzly helical is $400 plus bearings. Manufacture date has to be after 1992 I think for the helical heads to fit.

If it was me, i’d agonize a while, then decide to call 4 minutes after somebody else drove away with it for $300. ;>)

earl

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#11 posted 11-15-2016 04:22 AM

That’s a toughy! I’m not too good at mechanical on something like this. But, I have to agree with Earl at Greenacres2. If you could get the price down, it may be worth the trouble if there was any. You know me, I like a good deal just in case I need to repair stuff. Good Luck FF Bill.

-- DWelch. Michigan, The only dumb question is the one not asked!

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#12 posted 11-15-2016 02:05 PM

Thanks for that offer jwisbey.
I definitely wouldn’t expect to pay the asking price. It’s a little high, but would expect to get it down to a good price.
I know what you mean Earl. BTDT.
Thanks for all replies. It means a lot that you all took the time to open the ad and take a look for me.

-- Bill M. "People change, walnut doesn't" by Gene.

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