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Forum topic by Cole Tallerman posted 06-21-2012 03:08 PM 6073 views 0 times favorited 14 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Cole Tallerman

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06-21-2012 03:08 PM

I found this on craigslist, and altho this will never fit in my shop, i think i will keep it in the garage and bring my wood in there to use it. Is this a good deal? Ive been looking for a jointer for awhile on pretty much no budget but i think i could scrounge up $200. http://newyork.craigslist.org/brk/tls/3078074820.html


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Fred Hargis

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#1 posted 06-21-2012 03:29 PM

I’ll tell ya’, $200 for an 8” jointer sounds like a good deal to me. Keep in mind that might be a 240V motor….it’s certainly worth a look, Also, it may weigh north of 400#.

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#2 posted 06-21-2012 03:31 PM

Great rabbeting jointer. I’d get it.

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#3 posted 06-21-2012 03:37 PM

The only reason that i’m worried is because I cant find any worthwhile information on Bridgewood tools and not one thing about this jointer. There doesn’t even seem to be a Bridgewood website!

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#4 posted 06-21-2012 03:37 PM

That’s a big jointer. I wouldn’t have room for that beast in my shop. The price is certainly right. A quick google search of Bridgewood CT-200 turned up a closed auction on Proxybid, final price was $300.

The concern I would have is the availability of parts since Bridgewood is long gone.

-- "It ain't what you don't know that gets you into trouble. It's what you know for sure that just ain't so." - Mark Twain

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Grandpa

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#5 posted 06-21-2012 03:41 PM

3 Phase or single Phase??

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Cole Tallerman

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#6 posted 06-21-2012 03:44 PM

Thats another thing. The posting doesn’t give much info. Ill email the posting and get back in a little while

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Fred Hargis

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#7 posted 06-21-2012 04:05 PM

I believe Bridgewood went out of business a few years back. Like several other firms, they were an importer of Taiwanese tools under their name and had a number of fans….just not enough fans to keep them going.

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#8 posted 06-21-2012 05:29 PM

Bridgewood is good. Better quality Taiwan Powermatic knock-off.

Don’t worry about parts when the price is so low unless parts are
clearly missing and lost. Jointers are such simple machines.
Grizzly or Woodtek parts probably fit.

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Tennessee

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#9 posted 06-21-2012 05:52 PM

I’d be hard pressed to let that pass…..

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#10 posted 06-21-2012 05:53 PM

Remember that you can get 6 inch Delta jointers all day long for $150 that use 110, are pretty local and have parts availability, so don’t obsess if this is already gone (the ad is a week old) or spam. $200 sounds a bit too good to be true, but you never know.

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#11 posted 06-21-2012 06:46 PM

Sweet deal if it’s single phase, and not whacked beyond repair.

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

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sixstring

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#12 posted 06-21-2012 07:57 PM

Pick it up. Not much goes wrong with these things that cant be easily fixed. I just paid that much for a 6” Grizzly and honestly, it looks almost identical (other than it’s 8”) Down to the funky green color and fence mechanism.

Damn, I want an 8” or larger jointer but the costs just skyrocket after 6”. Nice Find!

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#13 posted 06-21-2012 08:13 PM

HEAVY DUTY FABRICATED STEEL TAKE AS IS – NEEDS ONE WIRING TO PLUG FIX
That makes me think when you leave after going to look at the jointer, you will be without your wallet and have a few less teeth.

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#14 posted 06-21-2012 11:29 PM

@lumberjoe – right? Why didn’t they fix the plug and charge $400? When I lived in Brooklyn I had a couple of guys approach me at a gas station, offer to drive off in my car and paint it for $250 while I stayed at the gas station and waited for them to come back. Uh, ok…...

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