Question regarding first generation jointer

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02-22-2018 02:46 PM

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I posted about a used G1182 Jointer by Grizzly a few days ago. Since then I received some information from Grizzly. The back story is that I’m looking at a used 6” G1182 jointer. I found some older manuals online. Came to find out, however, that I am looking at a first generation model. Apparently their first jointer after opening in 1983.

So, the jointer is in very good shape. Used a few times. Barely any rust, motor runs fine, belt isn’t rattling like crazy, beds appear to be dead flat.

Am I taking a huge risk picking up a first generation G1182 if I can get the price where I want it? I know it’s a broad question, but the only thing that gave me pause was when the Grizzly rep mentioned that most of the First Generation parts are not interchangeable with later models. Understandable, but I’m wondering if that means I can’t find any parts if I need to. Posed this question to Grizzly but have not heard back yet. Does anyone have experience here or insight? The manual was, well, not the most helpful piece of literature one I received it. Thank you in advance.

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