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Forum topic by Doss posted 04-15-2012 05:10 AM 2442 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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04-15-2012 05:10 AM

Topic tags/keywords: jointer powermatic price

All right everyone. I’m thinking of buying this jointer:

No, I don’t know much about it other than it runs and it’s a Powermatic. Any one have any clue on what a reasonable price is if it’s in good, running condition? I know I’m not much help on this, but in this area usually the old green ones run for about $150-500. I don’t know what a fair price is for an older piece honestly as much of the stuff I deal with is new.


-- "Well, at least we can still use it as firewood... maybe." - Doss

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#1 posted 04-15-2012 05:16 AM

$300 would be kind to the seller. $200 or less would be a bargain
for you. Aside from Yates, Oliver, Northfield and Tannewitz
Powermatic machinery mostly holds the most value in N.
American terms. This has a buyer/seller bias origin. In terms
of real relatives, e.g. Delta vs. Powermatic I am not persuaded,
but Powermatic has the upper hand in terms of perception of
superior quality.

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#2 posted 04-15-2012 01:42 PM

I just sold my yellow, sorry GOLD one like it for $400.With a mobile base and exrta set of knives

-- nelson woodcrafters

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#3 posted 04-15-2012 03:23 PM

I bought the Gold Model 54 (not 54A) off Craigs List for $300 I think I would be going 150-200 on that.

-- Ken, USAF MSgt, Ret.

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#4 posted 04-15-2012 05:19 PM

That infeed table adjustment wheel doesn’t look right…

These are easy to work on (but that potential problem is a fairly ambitious project to get to the guts) and I am case in point for Loren; I have had both and I have a leaning toward the green Powermatics.



-- " 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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