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Forum topic by tom2627 posted 02-26-2017 08:17 PM 281 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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tom2627

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02-26-2017 08:17 PM

There is a 5 year old Jet 8 inch Jointer in my area for sale. The guy wants $1000. Any thoughts if this is a decent price?

Thanks


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#1 posted 02-26-2017 08:27 PM

Personally, my first reaction is that it sounds a little high to me. How does it look re: rust, blades, overall condition? Is it a helical head – that’s worth a fair amount. Is it on a mobile base?

I guess that’s about 2/3 of new w/o the helical cutter – so maybe it’s a good enough deal to go for it and never look back. Especially if it is the model you already know you want.

-- Jim, Houston, TX

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#2 posted 02-26-2017 08:32 PM

Brand new they are 1450ish and 1900ish with a helical head. Two weeks ago a 6” sold at auction near me for $350 they are 1000 new. Do you know the condition of the jointer? I would pass on it but I’m cheap and like to buy things at 1/2 retail price but that’s is also just me.

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#3 posted 02-26-2017 08:44 PM

I bought mine new in 2000, and paid $1000. I would value it at maybe $700 right now, and mine is in very good shape….but it also has a Byrd head I put in about 4 years ago.

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

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#4 posted 02-26-2017 08:57 PM

Seems high to me. He may be putting it there as a starting point. Dickering material. I’d go 750 max

-- Sooner or later Liberals run out of other people's money.

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tom2627

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#5 posted 02-26-2017 09:21 PM

I thought 700 was a good number. Pictures online look like its in good condition. Thanks all for the input.

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