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Forum topic by Bobmedic posted 05-10-2012 06:44 PM 5505 views 0 times favorited 15 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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05-10-2012 06:44 PM

Well after my last post about what jointer to get,

I bought a Jet JJ-6CSX. I found it on CL. It looks like it has been very well cared for and has no rust and only minor paint chips on the fence. It came with the push paddles, instructions, 2 brand new sets of jointer knives and a diamond blade hone/sharpener. All total it was $500. I have seen other posts that says this is too much for this jointer but I don’t see how. In the store this model is going anywhere from 800-1000 dollars. The posts I read were from a few years ago. It runs great and cuts very smooth with no vibration. I don’t think I got beat up too bad on this one what do you think?

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#1 posted 05-10-2012 07:38 PM

It’s a nice jointer and looks to be in great shape. You’ve also got some nice extras. It’s all a matter of opinion, but since you asked, $500 is more than I’d be willing to pay, and more than I would have recommended paying for a used 6” jointer. They were selling new in the $600-$700 range not so long ago, which included a warranty and support from a dealer, a portion of which are built into the price….since those benefits no longer apply to a 2nd owner, IMO there’s no reason they should be reimbursed to the original owner who’s the sole beneficiary of them. It’s also a very similar tool to many that sold new in the $400-$550 range, and at one point was made in the same factory as the similar Griz 1182, Sunhill, Woodtek, Bridgewood, King, Craftex, and possibly the Ridgid and others. None of this is saying you don’t have a fine jointer ….you do, so enjoy.

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#2 posted 05-10-2012 08:55 PM

Probably not the responses you wanted to hear so far.

Amazon shows it at $979. You paid about half. With no sales tax. With no shipping. With some extra blades. I say you did pretty darn good. Screw what other people think. Even Natasha!

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#3 posted 05-10-2012 09:16 PM

I recently sold mine and it wasn’t in as good shape as this one is. Mine had a mobile base but no xtra blades or diamond stone. I sold mine for 475.00 It’s really a decent deal (IMHO) for a 6” Jointer.

-- John

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#4 posted 05-10-2012 11:05 PM

looks like it’s new to me!! Congrats a jointer is one of the handiest tools in the shop. Lays the foundation for all your projects.

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#5 posted 05-10-2012 11:37 PM

Thank you all for the input. I would have liked to have gotten it cheaper. I mean really who wouldn’t. But from what I researched the prices of them now. I haven’t found a better deal. I looked at the Grizzly’s and they look like a good unit. I like to buy things like this in person and when I make a purchase like this I want it that day. I am an impatient person when it comes to new toys. I still don’t think it was a totally bad deal and it works great.

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#6 posted 05-11-2012 10:46 AM

Robert, I agree with you on that as I am pretty much the same way. If I am happy with the deal and got what I wanted then that’s the end game.

When I was shopping jointers the ones I saw in Woodcraft were quite expensive. I couldn’t see that much more in them than I could in the Ridgid 6” jointer for half the price, so I got that and have been happy.

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#7 posted 05-12-2012 06:07 PM

Cato, I was actually looking for a Ridgid jointer when I found this one. I read good reviews and they can usually be found fairly inexpensive. I found one on CL the same time I found this but it was 3 hours away and someone was already looking at it. The Woodcraft store in my town had this same model on display for 799.00 without any extras. Having looked this one over very good it is in great condition. I am happy with it and it is sure saving me money not having to buy s2s or s4s lumber. Thank you to all for the great input.

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#8 posted 05-21-2012 02:06 AM

I’ve started looking at jointers recently and I see a disconnect with what posters at several places are saying. I found this same unit for 550 on CL, a used Ridgid for 550, an old PM for 350, the old craftsman’s for 250 and the cheap stuff is real old at 150 (a green colored Jet). I’d pull the trigger on a 3 to 400 jointer but they don’t exist. I really don’t know where to go other than sit in the patience chair!

-- Of all the things I've lost, I miss my mind the most..... Twain

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#9 posted 05-21-2012 08:37 AM

justholler, you bring up a very good point. I was in the same boat when I bought this jointer. People have said they have bought it cheaper but I searched for some time and was not able to find one cheaper in as good condition. This is a current Jet model still being produced and a new one will cost 800 bucks. I thought the 500 dollar price tag was fair. It by no means was a steal but it was fair.

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#10 posted 05-21-2012 03:53 PM

Think I paid approx. $450 for my Ridgid jointer and was happy to do so. Some others have gotten it on sale much cheaper, but I wasn’t going to wait. I needed it.

Now my DW735 planer I was lifetime lucky to get on clearance sale for $279. That will likely be the only deal steal I ever get to claim, but it was a good one.

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#11 posted 05-21-2012 04:14 PM

nice find…. having the extra blades will come in very handy…

it was worth $500 to you and that’s all that matters…..


-- It’s the knowledge in your head, skill in your hands and motivation to create in you heart that makes you a woodworker. - Mainiac Matt

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#12 posted 05-21-2012 05:40 PM

good enough deal. good extras. it’s how ya use it. =)

i have the same one but a pretty smallish shop. mobile base was a must for me.

-- Josh - Jacksonville, FL -

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#13 posted 05-23-2012 06:00 PM

joshtank, the mobile base will be the next thing I get. I also have a small shop and need to be able to move things around as needed. I have been researching mobile bases. I like the HTC mobile base. Which one would you recommend?

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#14 posted 11-09-2012 02:26 PM

Late to the game here… but I just recently paid $650 for a 8 inch Powermatic from the 60s/70s. It needed some work (bearings, belts, cleaning up, etc) but I figure it’s a lifetime tool so even if I paid a little too much it gets spread out over the next 40 years. Not a big deal. I say you got a good deal if it meets your needs and you’re happy with it.

I’m curious which mobile base you ended getting and how do you like it?

-- Perilous to all of us are the devices of an art deeper than we ourselves possess. --Gandalf the Grey

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#15 posted 11-09-2012 11:15 PM

Also late but I think you made a good deal. Just in extras you have at least 100 bucks there. So you paid 400 for the jointer which looks like new to me and got some extra blades and sharpener. Good score…..

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