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Forum topic by tool_junkie posted 10-26-2011 08:36 PM 1891 views 0 times favorited 14 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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10-26-2011 08:36 PM

Came across the following on local craigslist.

Jet 6” jointer – asking $350

I think the seller is asking too much for this jointer, but would like to get your opinion on it. If it is too much, what do you think will be a fair offer?


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#1 posted 10-26-2011 09:03 PM

Way too much. $150 Would be the max I’d go.

-- Paul, Central Illinois

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#2 posted 10-26-2011 09:08 PM

Do you know the model number? How old it is? May have looked over that info.

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#3 posted 10-26-2011 09:54 PM

If it helps you I got a Powermatic Model 54 on CL for $300. New it sells for 1K. Only had been used a little bit. Gotta Love CL! For that item in the pick I would go no more than $250

-- Ken, USAF MSgt, Ret.

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#4 posted 10-26-2011 10:12 PM

I guess my hunch was right. Too high of a price! This is the down side of living in a relatively smaller town; used tools dont come by as often on CL and when they do, the asking price is much more than it would be if they were selling it in a big city.

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#5 posted 10-26-2011 10:19 PM

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#6 posted 10-26-2011 10:30 PM

I sold a JJ6CS which is the closed stand jointer last year for $300.Mine was from the mid late 90’s it was blue. That one is from 2000 on. The last time I looked the JJ6CS was going for 7 and change.

I’m not saying the price of that one is good but if it’s local to you go look at it and make an offer. What is the worse that happens they say no. I have seen the open stand ones like that for sale here in NY all over the board price wise from $175 – $300. Old Delta, Rockwell’s etc.

Happy jointer hunting.

-- mrg

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#7 posted 10-26-2011 10:36 PM

You can purchase a new grizzly 6” for that price…..not that they are absolutely similar…..but the issue with used is paying a lower price to reimburse you for the wear and tear on the machine. If you are paying what another machine sells for new (and the Grizzly is not a bad machine by the way)...then I would suggest the asking price here is too high. Try making an offer for 150 ish…that is about what I would expect to pay….like said above….if they don’t like your offer, all they can say is no.

-- Woodworking.....My small slice of heaven!

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#8 posted 10-26-2011 10:56 PM

They are about $500 new. I found one at that is $515 and looks just like the one on the craigslist link you posted.

-- -- Pat, Colorado;

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#9 posted 10-26-2011 11:07 PM

It doesn’t seem to out of line when compared to buying a new unit. I purchase my JJ6CS Jet “closed stand” jointer from Craigslist a few years back and paid $300.. at the time it seemed like a steal considering it included a mobile base and two sets of replacement knifes.. oh and it was in perfect shape. Make them an offer, I bet they’ll negotiate if a motivated seller.

-- Scott, Colorado

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#10 posted 10-27-2011 07:45 PM

That’s the lighter weight model with an open stand….it likely has a 3/4hp motor. $350 would be more than I’d pay for a used heavier closed stand model with 1hp motor, but is twice what the open stand model is worth IMHO. You can get a new 1hp closed stand Grizzly with built in wheels and a warranty for $395 ($469 shipped).

There’s a similar Delta in Denver that says make offer…I’d offer $175-$200 for it.

-- Happiness is like wetting your pants...everyone can see it, but only you can feel the warmth....

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#11 posted 10-27-2011 07:57 PM

I have the closed stand one, also 90s, and paid $225 with a mobile base on CL.

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#12 posted 10-27-2011 08:22 PM

A little expensive for a closed stand model.Very expensive for an open model.

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#13 posted 10-27-2011 09:21 PM

for a little more you can have a new one.

-- Custom furniture

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#14 posted 10-27-2011 09:37 PM

$200 tops is what I would pay.

-- Mike, Marietta,ny

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