Where to find a Vintage Jointer?

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Forum topic by ChrisCarr posted 723 days ago 964 views 0 times favorited 8 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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I am looking for a vintage jointer, 8 inches size would be good. The problem is I don’t know where to look for one. I only know ebay and craigslist and the prices on there seem a bit high even for old cast iron beasts. Anyone have ideas where i could look.

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#2 posted 723 days ago

Same place as Gold ,Jointers are where you find them :)) or

-- Custom furniture

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#3 posted 723 days ago

How vintage?

There are some bargains out there on big old jointers but they
will tend to be from defunct brands. If you have the space
to house one and the will to move them, I’ve seen huge Oliver
machines sold for under $1000. Most buyers aren’t up to
dealing with such heavy iron.


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#4 posted 723 days ago

A lot of schools do away with heavy vintage machinery you can try looking into those auctions.

-- "there aren’t many hand tools as awe-inspiring as the #8 jointer. I mean, it just reeks of cast iron heft and hubris" - Smitty

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#5 posted 723 days ago

Myself, If time wasn’t of the essence, I would keep searching Craigslist unless you are not near a large enough city to get a lot of CL traffic. There are even saved searches you can input into your smart phone on CL apps and It will notify you when your search “jointer” has found a match. I found a nice used 1980’s I think…6” Grizzly for $175. If I had more space I would go for an 8” model down the road though.

OH! And another way to do it is sites like “”
Its a way to search Craigslist from any location and you can imput how many miles away it will search for a specific item. ...Say Jointer-Minneapolis-500 miles ... I used it looking for a drum sander.

-- If it's worth doin', it's worth doin' right.

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#6 posted 723 days ago

also search for:

joiner, joyner, planer, planner, jointer-planer, joiner-planer,
wood cutting machine, and so forth. You may be
surprised at some of the bargains that come up.


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#7 posted 723 days ago

Where/What is your search area?

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#8 posted 721 days ago


-- "someone has to be wounded for others to be saved, someone has to sacrifice for others to feel happiness, someone has to die so others could live"

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