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Forum topic by sixstring posted 06-04-2012 08:16 PM 3616 views 0 times favorited 9 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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06-04-2012 08:16 PM

Topic tags/keywords: grizzly jointer 6 jointer

Seems to get good reviews. This 6” Grizzly jointer I’m looking at tonight is about 10 yrs old and used lightly in a hobbyist’s garage. He’s asking $225 and it comes with an HTC mobile base. Not sure how low I can get him down but at full asking price, I think it’s still reasonable as long as it’s ready for work.

Anything I should know about this model? I’ll be sure to run some wood through and listen to the bearings, check the belt/motor and check the tables. Not sure how I feel about the table adjustment levers but we’ll see tonight.

Picked up a bunch of these doug fir beams for a song and i’ve been resawing them down to useable sizes for some upcoming projects. I was hoping to get a clean enough cut on the table saw to join them for tabletops but while it’s close, I think it’s time for a jointer all the same.

-- JC Garcia, Concord, CA : "It's easier to ask forgiveness than permission..."


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#1 posted 06-07-2012 07:28 PM

saw the jointer, looked to be in new condition considering it’s 10yrs old. left a deposit and picking it up tonight. woohoo!

-- JC Garcia, Concord, CA : "It's easier to ask forgiveness than permission..."

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#2 posted 06-07-2012 07:54 PM

I bought that model new about 10/12 years ago and have had no problems with it. The levers are not a concern at all. Just bump them up or down with the heel of your hand and use a straightedge to check the infeed spacing you want. If I wanted to complain about anything it’s that shavings pile up quickly under the knives if you forget to open up the DC gate.

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#3 posted 06-07-2012 08:04 PM

Mine’s been flawless for ~ 11 years. This machine was rated #1 by Wood Mag in Sept 2001 over the Jet, two Deltas, Bridgewood, Ridgid, and Sunhill. I think $225 with mobile base is reasonable if in nice condition….that’s about what I’d ask for mine. Can’t hurt to offer $200, but he may have others interested.

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#4 posted 06-07-2012 08:06 PM

Jealous…..

post pics

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#5 posted 06-08-2012 03:28 AM

I bought a used one about 8 months ago, all Ive had to do was put new blades in. I need to get a new belt in the near future for it as its getting a bit old. Im happy with it seeing as it does the same thing as the $400-500 grizzly they sell for a lot less.

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#6 posted 06-08-2012 03:39 PM

Thanks guys. Picking it up tonight and will post some pics.. You should see this guys garage shop… Laguna ts, giant vintage bandsaw, the works. Swell older gentleman who takes care of his shop and tools. Thats where i wanna be if i ever retire….

-- JC Garcia, Concord, CA : "It's easier to ask forgiveness than permission..."

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#7 posted 06-11-2012 09:37 PM

Here she is… Runs like a champ so far w/ no adjustments necessary. I’ll flip the blades over and replace the belt before long but now I can start work on some tabletops and other projects. It’s nice having confidence that my boards are square.

-- JC Garcia, Concord, CA : "It's easier to ask forgiveness than permission..."

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#8 posted 06-11-2012 09:56 PM

I love the idea of having both sides of those blades sharpened, but if they’re like mine, I’m afraid you’re gonna find a nasty dull square edge on the other side!

The jointer looks great!

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

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#9 posted 06-18-2012 08:16 PM

Bummer. New blades it is then.

-- JC Garcia, Concord, CA : "It's easier to ask forgiveness than permission..."

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