used value of a craftsman 6 1/8 jointer

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Forum topic by Phil68 posted 06-24-2012 04:07 AM 1688 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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06-24-2012 04:07 AM

saw jointer on Craigslist. He’s asking $500. The machine is a couple years old. It has the on/off switch on the lower cabinet. The new model has a raised paddle. It has to be out of warranty. Does anyone have an idea what a fair price might be for this…

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#1 posted 06-24-2012 04:22 AM

Looks to be in nice shape…I’m sure it will sell at that price , but if he really needs the money sooner than later , I would offer him between $300-350 and see if he takes the bait.

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#2 posted 06-24-2012 11:22 AM

$500 is pretty steep IMO. It does look to be in nice shape, but it’s still likely essentially used with no warranty and no recourse in the event of a problem, which makes it worth less than a new one. Plus, even though I believe this is one of Craftsman’s better offerings and should be a fine jointer, the Cman brand doesn’t exactly conjur up the confidence that PM does. Dusty’s offer is realistic IMO. Once the price of a used 6” jointer approaches $400, a new Grizzly would start to come into consideration for me. G0452P

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#3 posted 06-24-2012 12:34 PM

I bought that same model joiner, about two years, used for $200. I put another $125 in it for new blades. It is a great joiner, but I would suggest that $400 is probably tops if it is in “as new” condition.

If you buy it, be careful moving it. The edges of the bet are sharp. Mine cut through the webbing of my tiedown straps and nearly fell off the trailer, while bringing it home. I happened to notice it rocking in the mirror and was able to stop before it flipped over.

-- The more I work with wood the more I recognize only God can make something as beautiful as a tree. I hope my humble attempts at this craft do justice by His masterpiece. -- Tim

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#4 posted 06-24-2012 01:51 PM

Offer $300. Don’t exceed $400.
Blades can be bought for $28.00 for HSS and $70 for carbide.

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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#5 posted 06-26-2012 04:26 AM

Half price here in Massachusetts.

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#6 posted 06-26-2012 05:00 AM

Thanks for all the replies. I offered him 300 and he declined. Said if it didn’t sell by the end of the month I may be getting an email from him. I appreciate all the input from everyone. Most all of the jointers listed for sale in this area are rediculously expensive and in really bad shape. It’s hard for me to gauge whats a fair asking price.

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#7 posted 06-26-2012 05:28 AM

Phil be patient and you will find a nice one for a good price. I waited and waited for a nice tablesaw, ended up paying $80 for a 60’s Craftsman floor model instead of buying the Ridgid for 525. Waited for a deal on a jointer and paid 200 for a 6” Powermatic. Hold onto your money and buy onethat you want not what is available now.

-- Chief Petty Officer USN(RET) 1991-2011

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