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Forum topic by kocgolf posted 04-11-2017 11:28 PM 406 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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kocgolf

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04-11-2017 11:28 PM

This site has always been very helpful on advice, so I’ll just keep asking!

I have been on and off searching for a jointer for over a year. A Jet JJ-60S just came up but it’s listed at $350 and has been for a week now. Now, to me that seems pretty high for what this machine is. It looks and claims to be in good shape, but I’ve read up on it and I just don’t know if I want to get into it for that price. I KNOW that what I want is a 6” and yes, I’ve read all the debates on why 8” is much better and future proof, but I’m pretty firm on wanting a 6 for the price and space reasons. Would offering $250 for this machine be out of line?


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soccer2010

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#1 posted 04-11-2017 11:36 PM

Soinds like $250 may be too much … red this from 2014:
http://lumberjocks.com/topics/62914

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ArtMann

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#2 posted 04-12-2017 01:01 AM

Just for your information—I used a 6 inch jointer for 30 years and seldom wished for more width. Today, I am using a 12 inch jointer. For my current needs, an 8 inch one would have been no better than a 6 inch one. Choose your tools based on what you need. You may want to trade up in the future or you may not.

I think $250 is a reasonable offer. $350 is too much for a basic jointer like that one used.

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#3 posted 04-12-2017 01:15 AM

$250 is a very reasonable offer IMO.

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kocgolf

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#4 posted 04-12-2017 01:36 AM

Thanks guys. I might take a stab at it for $250. I am fairly certain, based on the type of projects I want to build in the future, that I won’t need more than 6”. If so, I always have the planer sleds and router flattening sleds I have used over the past 4 years.

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#5 posted 04-12-2017 02:28 PM

I have a Jet 6” (ccx?) I paid about $400 for (new) a decade ago. I don’t know how it compares to the 60S, but 1/2 of new for a good used unit seems reasonable to me. Personally I’d wish I had bought an 8”, but I do ok with the 6”. If I do buy again, I’d seriously consider a 12”

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