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Forum topic by shelly_b posted 11-10-2012 09:46 PM 621 views 0 times favorited 9 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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shelly_b

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11-10-2012 09:46 PM

So I have been looking for a good deal on a jointer for a few months now, and came across this on CL.
http://columbus.craigslist.org/tls/3350564044.html
Is this a good deal or should I pass it up? I am suposed to go get it Monday, and it is about 1 1/2 hrs from me. Thanks:)


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Howie

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#1 posted 11-10-2012 10:44 PM

May be a little pricey for ten years old.

-- Life is good.

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Tim Dahn

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#2 posted 11-10-2012 10:52 PM

I bought the exact model used a few years ago, (mobile base too). Its not a steal at that price but cheaper than new.

Great machine.

-- Good judgement comes from experience and experience comes from poor judgement.

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knotscott

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#3 posted 11-10-2012 11:10 PM

Good price on a good jointer that looks to be in really nice shape. Cost of gas will cut into the good value some….I’d offer $300, and pay up to $325 if it checks out.

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

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shelly_b

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#4 posted 11-11-2012 12:21 AM

ok, thanks! I was thinking about offering $300. should I offer that before I drive up or just ask when I get there in the hope that he will take it?

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syenefarmer

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#5 posted 11-11-2012 12:21 AM

That $350 is a bit out of line for what that jointer is. Something in the range of $250-$275 seems more reasonable to me. FWIW, I purchased that exact jointer in September of 2007 and paid $449 at Woodcraft. It was maybe 6 months to a year after that that Jet decided, for whatever reason, that it should be priced as high as the moon. It’s a very nice jointer but the $800 NIB price they want today makes it overpriced IMO and unjustifiably inflates the used market. Just my .02ยข worth.

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knotscott

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

”...should I offer that before I drive up or just ask when I get there in the hope that he will take it?”

Everyone’s different, but I’d make an offer prior to making the drive.

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

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Loren

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#7 posted 11-11-2012 01:27 AM

I always make a deal on the phone unless I get there and
there’s been some unintentional misrepresentation in
which case I have offered less and made a deal.

$350 is a bit steep but $200-$250 would be a decent
deal. $300 is a generous offer.

That rolling base retails for about $50 and it takes awhile
to put a new one together.

If you’re ready to get a jointer, get one. Don’t let $50
or $100 get in the way. A jointer can transform your
growth as a furniture builder.

-- http://lawoodworking.com

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waho6o9

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#8 posted 11-11-2012 02:05 AM

http://www.amazon.com/708457K-JJ-6CSX-Jointer-230-Volt-1-Phase/dp/B00006ANS5/ref=cm_cr_pr_product_top

More favorable reviews for it, than against it. It looks well kept,
but I’m not sure about the 350.00 part.

Look around and see what’s available, if not, it’s wise to
heed Loren’s advice.

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pintodeluxe

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#9 posted 11-11-2012 03:07 AM

good deal. good jointer.

-- Willie, Washington "If You Choose Not To Decide, You Still Have Made a Choice" - Rush

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