Grizzly 1018 Jointer with Byrd Shelix

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Forum topic by ryang99 posted 04-04-2017 03:50 PM 2055 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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04-04-2017 03:50 PM

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Hi all!

Can anyone offer an opinion on this jointer I am considering. The guys is asking 875.00 O.B.O

The jointer is a older GRIZZLY G1018 8 INCH JOINTER with BYRD SHELIX cutterhead. – 1.5hp 230v 1ph with 65 inch tables. The cutterhead is new and in the box.

I am not certain on the manufacturing age but the G1018 have been around a while!

The photo shows rust and a cabinet that need cleaning and probably paint.

I figure without the Shelix the jointer is worth $350-400 but the Shelix is 475.00 alone, so the price is likely fair at 875.00

I figure i will have another 45.00 for bearings and saying the bed and fence are square and the bed adjusts well, I think I could offer 700.00 and get it.

Thoughts anyone?!!

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#1 posted 04-11-2017 05:37 AM

Have you heard it running? Can you run some wood over it?

-- "Checking for square? What madness is this! The cabinet is square because I will it to be so!" Jeremy Greiner LJ Topic#20953 2011 Feb 2

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#2 posted 04-11-2017 09:48 AM

I had this exact jointer, with the Byrd head. I’d buy it again. Jointers are pretty simple machines, check to ensure that the beds are coplanar, run some lumber over it, make sure all the dohickeys and donthickeys operate. Sounds like a decent deal to me. Offer $650 if you’re willing to pay $700.

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#3 posted 04-11-2017 10:45 AM

That’s an older Geetech model probably made around 2000 or so….well proven jointer made under several brand names, but $875 seems high to me, even with the Byrd head. The $650-$700 estimates seem about right.

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#4 posted 04-19-2018 03:35 AM

Buy it! Even at 875 that’s a great deal. The jointer by itself is worth every bit of 500 dollars, the Byrd head is about 450 new. I wouldn’t think twice about buying it. I’m not sure why everyone always says to check if the tables are coplaner though, you should just be checking that each table is flat itself. Dovetail jointers are stupid simple to shim into coplaner if needed. Buy it!

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#5 posted 04-19-2018 04:33 AM

Don’t buy it if the tables are not coplaner.
It will drive you mad trying get flat square boards esp with a Bryd head!

-- Aj

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