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Forum topic by troyercar00 posted 01-29-2013 04:58 PM 925 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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troyercar00

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01-29-2013 04:58 PM

Came across this Grizzley g1182 jointer. http://scranton.craigslist.org/tls/3578630963.html, I think the price is a little high. Just was wanting to know what you think about it and if this can be cleaned and repaired (if at all necessary) without much trouble. I know nothing about jointers, I know to look for bad bearings, belts, motor noise etc, but nothing about fence and tables. This looks very rusty, can that be cleaned, will it be worth looking at. Thanks in advance for all input. Will try to keep on top of this post.

Kevin.


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#1 posted 01-29-2013 05:38 PM

I purchased this same model about two years ago. I paid $180 ( I live near DC where everything is expensive). Mine had no rust and a new belt, I did replace the blades as one had a knick in it. I would say first ask him if he has the guard still, its not in the pictures, if not thats another expense. Second I would not pay $250 for that, if its the original belt and original blades it would be best to replace them, so thats going to run anywhere from $50-$100 depending on blades and belt. Then your going to have to remove all the rust which isnt going to be a 5 min job. A new one from grzzly is in the $450 (G0654) range so with time spent cleaning and de rusting replacing the blades (recomend the blade setting Jig as well another $50) the belt and maybe a new guard your at more than a brand new one. As far as looking for tables and fence issues bring a square and a straight edge, look for warping or twist in the tables and look for any warping or bumps in the fence. You want those two surfaces as flat as can be. Also as you mentioned check the bearings and that it actually runs. Its a good little jointer for what it is, I think some of the newer ones are a little better off due to the larger bases on them and longer tables, this one has a tendancy to tip if its a longer board, but can be fixed by placing something on the outfeed side. I am by no means an expert, but I have purchased about half my tools used and I am amazed at how much people ask for some of their older rusted up and dirty equipment. Ive seen 20 year old craftsman contractor saws covered in rust trying to be sold for $500 in my area.

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#2 posted 01-29-2013 05:56 PM

tsdahc: Thanks for your input, I kinda had a feeling that for that price it probably is not worth the effort, especially with new machines not that far off of price. Thanks again; Kevin

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#3 posted 01-30-2013 10:30 AM

The rust should clean up nicely…it doesn’t look too bad, but $250 is too much in that condition….I might offer $150, and pay up to $175. You can point out the rust and the work involved as a bargaining chip.

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