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01-10-2018 02:38 PM

As I want to start getting more serious about wood working, I’ve been searching CL and other sites for used equipment. However, I have to admit I’m not 100% confident yet to know whether anything is a good deal or not.

I came across this ad for a 6” Jet jointer and wanted to see if it was a good deal or if it was high. I’m in Northern Va, so i know that different regions have different pricing. But I had my inclinations on it, but wanted to get more opinions. Thanks

https://washingtondc.craigslist.org/nva/tls/d/jetk-jj-6csx-6-inch-1-hp/6453237576.html


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#1 posted 01-10-2018 03:36 PM

OP, I’m also in NOVA area. A newer version of the Jet 6” straight knife jointer JJ-CSDX with longer beds is $949 (before shipping). Since you have the serial number for the one on CL I’d call Jet and see when it was built. What condition are the bearings, belt ($23), knives ($86), beds and dovetail ways? I’d also bring wood to try on the machine. If I was considering this machine, I wouldn’t buy for more than $500 with the mobile base assuming It runs well, and no new bearings, belts and knives are needed. Perhaps I am being cheap, but I would be concerned about having to replace motor.

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#2 posted 01-10-2018 03:41 PM

That’s what I would pay for an 8”.

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#3 posted 01-10-2018 03:44 PM

seems super-high. Someone was selling this exact model around here not too long ago, wanted 400. when i emailed he had already sold it, for 375. After that I bought a comparable Delta 6” for 350, which was in like new condition.

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#4 posted 01-10-2018 03:47 PM

Im in the Chicago area and have an older version of the same jointer. Several years ago I put it on CL for $400 and never got a nibble, except one guy that was PO’d because I wouldn’t take $250 for it.
Keep looking, you’ll find a lot better price than that.

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#5 posted 01-10-2018 03:53 PM

Thanks guys. I felt the price was high as well and don’t know enough yet about jointers to make a reasonable offer.

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#6 posted 01-10-2018 05:42 PM

I will say this, to your comment about price variances by region. When I was looking for a jointer, I kept hearing, “you can find a good 6” jointer for $150”. I’ve never seen anything remotely close to that. The only way to really get a feel for your local market is to keep watching – if possible, find out what stuff has actually sold for.

Lots of people inflate prices on CL because they know that people will offer low – make an offer to the guy that you think is fair – see what happens.

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#7 posted 01-10-2018 05:52 PM

I paid $400 for the exact same machine a number of years ago (free shipping too).

Even with inflation and all, the CL listing is a bit over the top.

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#8 posted 01-10-2018 06:36 PM



I will say this, to your comment about price variances by region. When I was looking for a jointer, I kept hearing, “you can find a good 6” jointer for $150”. I ve never seen anything remotely close to that. The only way to really get a feel for your local market is to keep watching – if possible, find out what stuff has actually sold for.

Lots of people inflate prices on CL because they know that people will offer low – make an offer to the guy that you think is fair – see what happens.

- jerkylips

I was half tempted to offer $300. But I agree about the prices in other areas comments. Because it would appear that I’m definitely in the wrong area for good used woodworking tools.

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#9 posted 01-10-2018 06:59 PM


I will say this, to your comment about price variances by region. When I was looking for a jointer, I kept hearing, “you can find a good 6” jointer for $150”. I ve never seen anything remotely close to that. The only way to really get a feel for your local market is to keep watching – if possible, find out what stuff has actually sold for.

Lots of people inflate prices on CL because they know that people will offer low – make an offer to the guy that you think is fair – see what happens.

- jerkylips

I was half tempted to offer $300. But I agree about the prices in other areas comments. Because it would appear that I m definitely in the wrong area for good used woodworking tools.

- bndawgs

I feel your pain. I looked at something a while ago that I knew was way overpriced. I offered the guy what I thought was fair – and gave links to other things showing that they were selling in that range – told him I wasn’t trying to lowball, that i thought it was a fair price. He got super p!ssed, told me not to waste his time, etc. If nothting else, contact the seller & ask what his best price is, see what he says

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#10 posted 01-10-2018 10:49 PM

bndawgs, I sold one like this, but without wheels for $500 about 10 years ago. I think everything here in NoVA is higher priced that it should be. Offer $500 and be prepared to walk away.

-- Art

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#11 posted 01-11-2018 01:07 AM

I sold a CSDX with a Byrd head in 2016 for $500; Philly suburbs. $600 for the straight knife version seems high.

Keep in mind it’s not that big, maybe you can cast a wider net and drive some distance to less expensive parts of the world. May save some money.

-- John

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#12 posted 01-11-2018 02:17 PM

i’m going to watch it for a few days to see if it sells. I’m in no real rush to buy a jointer, since I’d put either a drill press or bandsaw ahead of it in priority. Thanks all.

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#13 posted 01-12-2018 06:13 PM

I’m having a hard time not sending the wife for this one right now…lol.

https://norfolk.craigslist.org/tls/d/grizzly-8-long-bed-jointer/6455916330.html

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#14 posted 01-12-2018 06:22 PM

i saw that too. But i don’t feel like messing with 220 right now.

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#15 posted 01-13-2018 12:20 AM

IMHO, If you’re even thinking about an 8”, don’t mess with a 6”, just get the 8”.

-- John

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