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Forum topic by Sandra posted 10-31-2012 02:36 AM 6395 views 1 time favorited 19 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Sandra

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10-31-2012 02:36 AM

I’ve read numerous questions and answers on LJ about jointers, so forgive me for asking another. I searched the site for this particular model and didn’t come up with a whole lot. The following was just posted on our local Kijiji.
A new jointer is not in the budget right now and space is at a premium in my shop so any thoughts on this would be appreciated.

“Delta 6” Jointer on stand. New was over $700. It is a 3/4 horse power and the model number is 37190c and works great. Blades were changed 6 months ago and it also comes with a new set of blades. Asking $300.”

I sent the guy a couple of questions. He says it belonged to a friend of his who just moved out West to work. In this end of the world, that’s pretty common, so he sounds legit. $300.00 sounds a bit high, compared to what I read online, but everything I read was in the US. The picture shows the jointer to be in good condition (cosmetically of course)

Thanks
Sandra

-- No, I don't want to buy the pink hammer.


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#1 posted 10-31-2012 02:46 AM

I frequently see a lot those for sale in the Washington, DC area for $200ish. Geographic location certainly will have an impact on supply/pricing though. $300 might be an ok price if your next best option is $500+.

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#2 posted 10-31-2012 02:47 AM

Thanks Ted, I was thinking of offering him $200. Can’t hurt

-- No, I don't want to buy the pink hammer.

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#3 posted 10-31-2012 02:47 AM

like you say
the prices in canada
may be different

when i need a tool
i get what i can
and start working towards a better one
with that one if it is inferior

but i have supported myself with tools
if you are one of those that will wait for a ‘deal’
then by all means do

just might be a while

many here on LJ’s have a hobby shop
and can dicker on the net and wait

i do know that having a tool in hand
is better (for me) than not
as the things i need to do
are easier with said tool
even if it is not perfect

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#4 posted 10-31-2012 03:11 AM

I recently sold a 37-220 (basically same machine) with a spare new set of knives and an upgraded 1 hp Baldor motor for $175, if that helps you determine a fair price.

-- John, BC, Canada

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#5 posted 10-31-2012 10:50 AM

$300 is steep for that jointer here. Can’t hurt to offer $225 to $250 CDN.

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

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#6 posted 10-31-2012 05:37 PM

I offered $200.00 if I pick up, $250 if he delivers. I’ll see what response I get.

-- No, I don't want to buy the pink hammer.

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#7 posted 10-31-2012 05:41 PM

That model was sold / clearanced by Rockler a few years back at just over $300.00. I wouldn’t pay more than $225.00 for one in pristine condition. Not that it’s a bad jointer, just that’s where I see the value of it.

Not sure about your area, but I see a LOT of 6” floor model jointers going, admittedly hit or miss timing wise, but they go for about $150.00 to $250.00 for low / mid end models. $400.00 or so for premium models.

Bench tops typically fetch between $100.00 to $200.00.

I personally have a Sunhill 6” bench top, and aside from having to use roller stands as infeed / outfeed supports to handle longer stock, it’s been flawless…

-- My workshop blog can be found at http://daves-workshop.blogspot.com

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#8 posted 11-02-2012 12:43 AM

Yay! The guy turned down my offer of $200 and reposted on kijiji at 325.00. He couldn’t have received any offers because he just contacted me to see if I would buy it for $250 delivered.
I said yes and so the deal is done. Delivery is an issue for me because I don’t know if it would fit in my vehicle. The extra $50.00 makes him happy and eliminates major pia for me.
I’ve been watching kijiji for the past month or so, and this is the first jointer that’s been posted that I would even consider buying.

Now, to figure out how to make that sucker moveable….

-- No, I don't want to buy the pink hammer.

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#9 posted 11-02-2012 12:57 AM

Congrats on the jointer….you’re going to love having one.

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

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#10 posted 11-02-2012 12:57 AM

try to find one of these sanda
i don’t know who in canada has them
or i would give you a link

you just cut the spreaders to make then shorter
or narrower

be careful rolling tools around
they are top heavy on dolly’s

i always sweep the floor
before moving tools around

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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Sandra

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#11 posted 11-02-2012 01:19 AM

Thanks patron,

I’ve been looking online for something like that in Canada. The delta ones are on ebay.com, but not ebay.ca
On amazon.com but not amazon.ca. Grrrrr

Any Canucks out there know where I can get a mobile base for this??

-- No, I don't want to buy the pink hammer.

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#12 posted 11-02-2012 02:38 AM

2×4s and 4 3” or 4” poly casters like these—http://www.grizzly.com/products/4-Red-Polyurethane-Swivel-Caster-w-Brake/H0695

Steve

-- Steve in KY. 44 years so far with my lovely bride. Think I'll keep her.

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#13 posted 11-02-2012 04:09 PM

get this one when they reduce it to $50:

http://www.woodcraft.com/product/2080750/33126/woodriver-universal-mobile-base-hardware-kit.aspx

it will accept up to 2 sheets of 3/4” plywood, so it can be made rock solid. avoid anything from HTC. nothing there that’s substantial enough for effective use.

@fussy …... casters that are $12 each! that’s $50 is wheels alone! ouch, or am i out of touch again?

-- there's a solution to every problem.......you just have to be willing to find it.

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Rick Dennington

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#14 posted 11-02-2012 05:52 PM

Not a bad price for the jointer….I had that same model (37-190) for about 12 years. I want ed to get an 8” or possibly a 10”. My next door neighbor bought it from me for $300, but it had the Delta mobil base, and 2 extra sets of knives, a blade hone (don’t get one of them….they suck), and an extra tall fence I built for it….so my price was good, he was happy, and it’s working out for him…..I still haven’t bought one yet…..no time…..too much fishing to do…..maybe this winter….....

-- " I started with nothing, and I've still got most of it left".......

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