|Forum topic by Ant||posted 409 days ago||2475 views||0 times favorited||11 replies|
409 days ago
I am going to look at a used Grizzly G1018 8” Jointer this afternoon. I am wondering what the reasonable price is for one of these…...... He’s asking 400.
No extras with it but it does have a mobile base. Knives he said are worn and OK but should be sharpened or replaced. Photos of the unit look like it’s in excellent condition and the tables look clean without rust. Paint looks dent and scratch free.
I will make sure to check the cutter bearings for play and take a few straight edges/rulers to check the beds for flatness and see if they are coplaner.
This will be my first jointer. I’ve been ready to pull the plug on a new Grizzy but I just ordered a new Saw Stop Pro Cabinet saw with 3 HP motor and all the options….. : ) Gloat LOL
I am still debating on new vs used on the jointer. But this will save a few bucks and leave me plenty of room for a new Bandsaw by going the used jointer route.
I’ve never checked a Jointer for coplaner etc but I”m assuming a straight edge and run the beds up and down making sure they stay even to the opposite bed without any significant differences front to back and side to side as one bed moves up and down the dovetail design.
Any thoughts or help appreciated.
And PWGPHOTO THAT’S A GREAT LOOKING jointer for the price!!!
Unfortunately the Grizzly had issues
To start with when I started it it made a hell of a racket. Owner stated that this was normal and he has a grizzly planer that makes the same noise. I am thinking “There’s no way in hell that’s NORMAL” And even though I have never owned, operated, or been around a Jointer common sense told me there were issues.
I found the cutter head pulley was loose and both allen head screws were almost all of the way out. After a good tightening the noise was improved by about 80%.
Next issue was the infeed and outfeed tables aren’t coplaner but didn’t look as if either bed was warped…….
The Killer for me was
1) The fence was warped by about a 1/16 of an inch. With a straight edge against the fence there was about 1/16 gap in the middle of the fence.
2) Both dovetails for infeed and outfeed table were froze and I was unable to move either…….....
I talked him down to 350 and then decided I better walk…….
Did I make the right decision?
Or is it easily repairable and worth the hassle at 350?