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Forum topic by AlmostRetired posted 01-23-2018 07:11 PM 711 views 0 times favorited 11 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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AlmostRetired

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01-23-2018 07:11 PM

All,

I’m looking for a bigger jointer as my projects are getting bigger and in turn so is the lumber I like to use. I found a listing for a Grizzly G0586. The guy has had it for a few years but it looks like it’s in great shape. Concern I have is there are no wheels and I am reading articles stating that new it was about $600-700.

Thoughts?

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

Thanks
Roger


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Marlow

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#1 posted 01-23-2018 07:17 PM

Grizzly has this one brand new with wheels, free shipping for not much more:
http://www.grizzly.com/products/8-x-72-Jointer-with-Mobile-Base/G0656?utmcampaign=zPage&utmsource=grizzly.com

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Loren

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#2 posted 01-23-2018 07:20 PM

Used jointers on Craigslist are often optimistically
priced by private sellers. Supply varies by
location though.

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Ripper70

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#3 posted 01-23-2018 07:51 PM

His listing has been up for 12 days now. Offer him $500. Worst he can do is say, “No”.

-- "You know, I'm such a great driver, it's incomprehensible that they took my license away." --Vince Ricardo

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#4 posted 01-23-2018 09:07 PM



His listing has been up for 12 days now. Offer him $500. Worst he can do is say, “No”.

- Ripper70

My first thought was that it should be around $500 as well. I might start lower at around $400 but I’m always cheap.

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ScottKaye

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#5 posted 01-23-2018 09:11 PM

I agree with everyone else. its priced way to high. $500 seems like a fair offer.

-- "Nothing happens until you build it"

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#6 posted 01-23-2018 10:26 PM

I had that one for a year or so, except with the helical head.

Long bed was good, cutter head was good, power was more than adequate.

Fence adj mechanism,,,,,,,thats another story,,,,,,kinda cheesy ,,,,,thats why i got it out of here !

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AlmostRetired

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#7 posted 01-24-2018 05:29 PM

Thanks for all the feedback guys. Appreciate the help.

I might have to wait for a new one.

Roger

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#8 posted 01-24-2018 06:24 PM

I got that same jointer for about half of that price a few months ago. I would keep looking.

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#9 posted 01-24-2018 06:58 PM

Agree 700 seems too high, but 350 is not likely. Craigslist deal stories are like fish stories, the deals of the past get bigger/better as time goes on, or it really did happen once and that sets an unrealistic expectation for the general market. For 600 I think it would be a happy deal. 500 an awesome deal.

Brian

-- Part of engineering is to know when to put your calculator down and pick up your tools.

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#10 posted 01-24-2018 07:17 PM



Agree 700 seems too high, but 350 is not likely. Craigslist deal stories are like fish stories, the deals of the past get bigger/better as time goes on, or it really did happen once and that sets an unrealistic expectation for the general market. For 600 I think it would be a happy deal. 500 an awesome deal.

Brian

- bbasiaga

100% agree. I would love to live in these places where you can get $50 drill presses, $200 band saws, and $150 jointers and planers all day long.

For me, I look at what’s on CL and compare it to a brand new machine. Then factor in any type of restoration costs (if any) needed to get it up and running.

I’d offer the guy a fair cash price and see what he says.

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HorizontalMike

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#11 posted 01-24-2018 08:19 PM


All,
I m looking for a bigger jointer as my projects are getting bigger and in turn so is the lumber I like to use. I found a listing for a Grizzly G0586. The guy has had it for a few years but it looks like it s in great shape. Concern I have is there are no wheels and I am reading articles stating that new it was about $600-700.
Thoughts?
https://norfolk.craigslist.org/tls/d/grizzly-8-long-bed-jointer/6455916330.html
Thanks
Roger
- AlmostRetired

What it sold for back when it was new is NOT relevant to today’s value. What is MORE relevant is… What does an equal sized model sell new for TODAY?
https://www.grizzly.com/products/8-x-72-Jointer-with-Mobile-Base/G0656 Sells for $985.00

I paid $700 for the G0593 back in 2010 (almost 8yr ago). It was the spiral-head version of that listing. A new one like mine now sells for $1,425.00

With all of that said, $450-$500 would/should be a fair price. FWIW, used prices seem to settle and hold at roughly 50% of what a NEW one sells for today. Good luck in hunting.

-- HorizontalMike -- "Woodpeckers understand..."

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