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Forum topic by UKCat posted 10-27-2012 01:36 AM 1040 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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10-27-2012 01:36 AM

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I am currently looking to buy a jointer and am debating between new and used. I came across a PM model 50 that appears to be in pretty good shape. The motor was swapped out from 3 phase to run on 120V. He is wanting $475 for it. Does anyone have any advice on this planer? Is it worth what he is asking?

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#1 posted 10-27-2012 02:12 AM

PM 50 is a good little jointer. $475 is a bit steep. I would expect $250-300 tops. Used equipment should sell for 50-60% of new. As for new or used, it kind of depends on condition and how much work you want to put into it. You should be able to find a good used PM jointer for $100-150 but it will need work. My personal preference is used and OLD. But thats just me. I love the old machines. My youngest is a PM1150A drill press from 1977. The oldest is a Crescent 8” jointer from 1928.

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