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Forum topic by Sailor posted 07-25-2010 12:03 AM 1655 views 0 times favorited 13 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Sailor

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07-25-2010 12:03 AM

I found an 6” Grizzly jointer on craigslist near me for $100. It looks to be old and the description doesn’t say much at all. I did send an email to the seller asking the condition of the machine and the blades and the lenght of the table (I don’t know much AT ALL about jointers except that I know I need one for all the rough cut oak I bought recently).

The description is short and is as follows:

“Grizzly 6 inch jointer 100 dollars OBO”

Here are the photos:

What do you guys think? Should I offer them $50 and see what they say? It’s about an hour and half away so I could say that for $50 it would be worth my while?

I have been looking for larger jointers but it seems they are all a little expensive right now. I think for my first jointer a 6” would be sufficient?

Thank you all for you comments!

-- Dothan, Alabama Check out my woodworking blog! http://woodworkingtrip.blogspot.com/ Also my Youtube Channel's Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/SailingAndSuch


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TheDane

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#1 posted 07-25-2010 12:10 AM

I would say if it runs, it might be worth a shot. Check out the condition of the tables and the fence. Offer him $50 or $75 … what can they say besides no!

-- Gerry -- "I don't plan to ever really grow up ... I'm just going to learn how to act in public!"

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richgreer

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#2 posted 07-25-2010 12:23 AM

Don’t mess around – buy it. I have a 6 inch Grizzly jointer that I bought new for about $500. I love it! This looks like a great jointer for $100. Don’t let it get away.

-- Rich, Cedar Rapids, IA - I'm a woodworker. I don't create beauty, I reveal it.

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Eric_S

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#3 posted 07-25-2010 12:26 AM

Wow that is an excellent deal, I’d purchase it myself if it was local. I’d buy it! It doesn’t even look rusty!

-- - Eric Noblesville, IN

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schloemoe

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#4 posted 07-25-2010 01:57 AM

Better buy it You can always resale if it’s not what you want probly make a few bucks….................................................Schloemoe

-- schloemoe, Oregon , http://www. woodrehab.blogspot.com

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patron

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#5 posted 07-25-2010 02:10 AM

buy it .

all things come to he who waits .

like more waiting !

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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Milo

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#6 posted 07-25-2010 02:21 AM

Sailor, lemme put it this way… if I was still in Tallytown, I’d be evil and have bought it out from under you… ;-)

Dang, you can fix jointers! Run, don’t walk!

Yeah, the Dane it right, always offer less.

-- Beer, Beer, Thank God for Beer. It's my way of keeping my mind fresh and clear...

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Sailor

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#7 posted 07-25-2010 02:41 AM

Wow, looks like I can’t pass this thing up, I thought it was a good deal!

I haven’t recieved an email back from the seller yet. I wonder if I should go ahead and send another email and claim it before someone else does?
I already have a draft written up!

A potential new tool! I’m excited!

-- Dothan, Alabama Check out my woodworking blog! http://woodworkingtrip.blogspot.com/ Also my Youtube Channel's Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/SailingAndSuch

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richgreer

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#8 posted 07-25-2010 03:05 AM

If you miss out on this you will be sorry.

-- Rich, Cedar Rapids, IA - I'm a woodworker. I don't create beauty, I reveal it.

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a1Jim

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#9 posted 07-25-2010 03:10 AM

Don’t negotiate it’s a steel if it’s in good running order.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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Sailor

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#10 posted 07-25-2010 03:33 AM

Nnnnnooooooooooo! It sold today! Blah, time to mix a drink.

Thank you all. I’ll just keep looking.

-- Dothan, Alabama Check out my woodworking blog! http://woodworkingtrip.blogspot.com/ Also my Youtube Channel's Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/SailingAndSuch

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Milo

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#11 posted 07-27-2010 12:41 AM

ARGH! NO!

Ah, well, mix another for me… Please remember though, like girlfriends, there WILL always be another, until your eventual wife, err tool, shows up!

-- Beer, Beer, Thank God for Beer. It's my way of keeping my mind fresh and clear...

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cwdance1

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#12 posted 07-27-2010 12:54 AM

I watch craigs list everyday and you have to act fast on a good deal. After you watch it for a few weeks you will know what things go for.

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Howie

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#13 posted 07-27-2010 02:23 AM

Sailor..you blew this one. It was worth 100.00 scrap much less in working order.

-- Life is good.

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