found 9" x 66" grizzly on c.l. for around 300 is this worth it?

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Forum topic by jdyke posted 03-31-2011 05:36 PM 1012 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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03-31-2011 05:36 PM

I found this jointer on C.L this am and the guy doesnt know too much about it he wants around 300 for it and says one of the 3 blades has a nick in it. doesnt know the year or if it can be wired to 110v it is currently 120 now. please help to do or not to do!

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#1 posted 03-31-2011 05:41 PM

oops i ment wired for 220 right now!

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#2 posted 03-31-2011 05:48 PM

You should be able to look at the motor to see if it can wired to 120.
I would offer $100 and see what happens.
Good luck,

-- John200, Vancouver, WA

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#3 posted 03-31-2011 06:08 PM

Doesn’t sound bad to me, a nick in one blade shouldn’t be a problem. Like John said offer less than the asking price, you can always up the offer!

-- Folly ever comes cloaked in opportunity!

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#4 posted 03-31-2011 06:15 PM

I had one that looked like this, and it was made early in Grizzly’s history and got low marks in the fit and finish dept. Most significant was the head axle scarcely made it into the bearing on the non-sheave end.

I don’t think that posed a safety or performance threat, but it indicated there was a lack of knowledge involved in the designing and manufacture.

Most critical would be the tables. Using winding sticks can help you determine if there is warp from one table to another; a good metal straightedge will tell you the flatness of the individual tables.

If the nick in the knife is severe, that’s a bargaining chip in your favor. (Though grinding the knives is charged by the inch generally.)

If you can pop off the belt and spin the head, that will give you some indication of the health of the bearings there. Again, it’s not much to change them, but you need all the info you can get before you make an offer that is fair to you.

Lots of folks swear by the lever system, but I never could get a feel for moving the table a smidge. Much easier for me with a wheel. All things equal, the levers wouldn’t be a deal breaker for me, it’s just a preference thing.



-- " his brain, which is as dry as the remainder biscuit after a voyage, he hath strange places cramm'd with observation, the which he vents in mangled forms." --Shakespeare, "As You Like It"

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#5 posted 03-31-2011 06:27 PM

I don’t think they make 9” jointers any more. On the market today, a comparable new 8” jointer would cost about $800 and a comparable new 10” would cost about $1200.

I doubt if you can convert the motor. You should make your decision based on the assumption that you would been to put in a 220 line.

The great thing about Grizzly is that they always have a very simple and easy to repair design and they have excellent customer service. If there is a problem, acquiring a replacement part and installing it is usually quite easy.

For me – IF putting in the 220 line is not a big deal and if the condition is as good as it appears to be, even at $300, it’s a good deal. Of course, if you can get it for less, so much the better.

-- Rich, Cedar Rapids, IA - I'm a woodworker. I don't create beauty, I reveal it.

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