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03-19-2012 01:53 PM

I am pretty keen on this jointer but the guy only wants to go down to 1300 which seems a little high to me. But I don’t exactly want to snooze and loose like I did on a few other items.


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#1 posted 03-19-2012 02:04 PM

Pardon me, but I don’t recognize this number, or make. Could you be more specific?

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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#2 posted 03-19-2012 02:17 PM

Delta DJ-20 37-350 8 inch jointer

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#3 posted 03-19-2012 02:52 PM

Wouldn’t pay that for anything without a helical head.

-- Michael :-{| “If you tell a big enough lie and tell it frequently enough, it will be believed.” ― A H

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#4 posted 03-19-2012 03:00 PM

The only thing that I can think of with a helical head for around 1300 to 1500 would be a Grizzly and from what I have been told (not what I know) it is not in the same class as the DJ-20…am I wrong here?

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#5 posted 03-19-2012 03:29 PM

I’m talking used prices here. I’d never expect to pay more than half retail for a used tool. Unless it’s like NIB or some rare item of course.

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#6 posted 03-19-2012 03:56 PM

It is worth roughly half of that. I would move on, if he starts at that price, there will be no negotiation with him. It is like those people who post 30 year old Craftsman RAS on Craigslist for $500 because they saw a new Delta goes for $2500.

Make him an honest offer of what you feel it is worth, be polite about it and request that he keeps your contact info around in case he does not find a buyer. You could buy the X5 equivalent for about $500 more than what he is asking.

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#7 posted 03-19-2012 04:44 PM

I challenge anybody to find a DJ-20 that in good shape for half of $1300. $650? That’s wishful thinking if the person knows what they are selling and has maintained it well. Rockler has them for $1899 right now, Amazon $1499, but don’t forget shipping costs, could add a hundred or two.

$1300 is a bit high IMO. They go for $1000 maybe $1200 tops around here.$650? Not realistic. I paid $1300 new for mine after the $250 rebate, so if he bought it when I bought mine he may be trying to sell it for what he paid. Be interesting to see his original receipt. $1000 would probably be a reasonable price.

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#8 posted 03-19-2012 04:52 PM

I said “roughly”, I should have qualified that. $650-$900 as a used price. There is no way I would pay over $900. If I buy used, and a decade old, I will pay 50% of the new price if it is immaculate. You can buy the Grizzly version for $1,095 delivered. http://www.grizzly.com/products/8-Jointer-with-Parallelogram-Beds/G0490

I look for deals though. If I cannot get it at 50% for used, I will buy new. You never know what some putz could have done to it while he owned it.

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#9 posted 03-19-2012 05:12 PM

I paid about 75% of new for my 2007 Powermatic. In retrospect, I got a terrible deal. I think this jointer is quite overpriced by quite a few hundred bucks. $800 to $1000 sounds reasonable to me. If it’s pristine, I’d probably go on the higher end of that to avoid the shipping $$. I’d still rather have a 12 year old one than a new one, so I wouldn’t fault you for paying a tad more than it’s “worth”. Good luck!

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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#10 posted 03-19-2012 05:13 PM

You know I should be adding (feel dumb for this) but he has the mobile base and a magna set included in that price.

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#11 posted 03-19-2012 05:20 PM

I am also a little confused on the model because it is a 37-350 and the price a lot of you are quoting for a new one on like amazon is a 37-365X which is more then the 37-365 that is on amazon and for the life of me I cannot figure the difference. One is 1500 and the other is 1800 before shipping.

John Mulzer. Do you think that the Grizzly is in the same league as this machine? I would love it if it was because I love the idea of getting a Grizzly with a helical head but many have said not a chance on the quality comparison.

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#12 posted 03-19-2012 05:20 PM

Jon, years don’t always matter, just because it’s 10 years old it’s worth less? Not necessarily. The hobbyist that wants to do woodworking and has to have the best of everything and used it 3 times in ten years for a total of 15 minutes of run time?

Don’t laugh, I know of a DJ-20 that when it reaches it’s 10th birthday won’t ever have been plugged in, it’s half way there and still hasn’t. And a Unisaw. And a 15” planer.

Years don’t always enter into the equation. There are putz’s but there also are people that take extremely good care of their machines. So the blanket statement “half of” may not always apply. It works for you and that’s ok, but it’s a case by case basis and the condition of the machine should be a factor not just the age and original price along with what it now costs new. I can’t believe when I compare what I’ve paid for machines when I see the current prices and absolutely nothing on them has changed!

Still like to see anyone selling a DJ-20 in good shape under 15 years old for $650. It that were the case everybody would have one.

And Grizzly never enters into my equation, I could care less if they were giving them away, but that’s my opinion. I go for old American made iron and would and have sought it out instead of what is sold these days. Do like restoring old machines though and don’t expect it to be working perfectly when I get it and don’t mind getting it back to factory spec.

-- -Curt, Milwaukee, WI

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#13 posted 03-19-2012 05:25 PM

Tdog, the 350 and 365 are exactly the same. Pull up the parts breakout on DeWalt ServiceNET and you get the exact same documents for both. The X means X-series that included the 5 year warranty. The number change came right around the time of a price hike, don’t know if that was the reason though, you’re paying more because it newer. :-)

-- -Curt, Milwaukee, WI

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#14 posted 03-19-2012 05:33 PM

Thanks, Blank man on the model issue.

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#15 posted 03-19-2012 05:58 PM

Here’s a little more data to add to the equation. I’ve been watching CL in Atlanta for several years. I saw a DJ-20 for $800 a year or two ago. I think it sold within a few weeks, but not lightening fast. I didn’t think it was a crazy good deal or I would have jumped on it.

Personally, I bought a hardly used 8” powermatic jointer for $650 last year. I too have managed to stick by the 50% of new retail rule for most of my equipment purchases. I can’t always buy what I want at that price, but I have found some good deals if my patience holds out. One other plus to used purchases is that you usually save a bundle by getting them to include any accessories for a few dollars more. Again, I try to stay around the 50% mark.

Good luck and be patient.

-- Working on a retirement hobby, only 30 more years to practice!

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