Used grizzly jointer, good deal?

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02-24-2013 02:57 AM

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I watched this fall from $175 and I just confirmed $100 if I want it. He did say there is some surface rust on the stand. Thoughts?


I think it is a g1182 model from comparing to other pictures.

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#1 posted 02-24-2013 02:58 AM

I would buy it for that price if it works

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#2 posted 02-24-2013 03:04 AM

You still there? I thought I heard the door slam and a truck start. If you need/want a 6” jointer I don’t see how you can go wrong if it runs. If the tables aren’t true, you can learn to true them. Just check for cracks or stripped bolts. Plan on installing a new belt and maybe blades and you should be good to go. You’re going to want an 8” as soon as you start using it, so getting into it for <$150 total is the way to go. Good luck.

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#3 posted 02-24-2013 03:08 AM

I’m torn because this is so cheap, but I like new tools. I was thinking about an 8” new jointer from grizzly.

I would hate to spend $200 after maintenance and time. Would a new one “be” better?

It is tough not jumping on these types of deals. It also kills me because it is less than 3 miles from my house. But I’ve been burnt on used tools in the past.

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#4 posted 02-24-2013 03:13 AM

for 100 I would have been all over that.

-- Steve

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#5 posted 02-24-2013 03:16 AM

You have to go check it out to see if it’s worth it i say. I’ve got an awesome bandsaw and Drill press from craigs list, i had to make sure to go look at them first though.


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#6 posted 02-24-2013 03:48 AM

Great deal if it runs. It’s a very well proven jointer….there have been several brands that essentially offered the same jointer from the same factory.

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

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#7 posted 02-24-2013 04:01 AM

Unless you have the money to buy an 8” new jointer, this will be a great addition to your shop, and if you
clean it up and tune it, you should be able to get your money back when you save up enough to buy the
8”. This will be a good user.

-- As ever, Gus-the 79 yr young apprentice carpenter

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#8 posted 02-24-2013 04:19 AM

Go grizzly!

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#9 posted 02-24-2013 04:23 AM

go get it you should be able to get more for it than that when you upgrade.

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#10 posted 02-24-2013 04:35 AM

I have that same Jointer, it was a gift from my Father inlaw.
After 1000’s numerous bdft of various wood, I have had no issues with it. Just keep the blades sharp, deck clean and waxed.

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#11 posted 02-24-2013 07:42 PM

So I brought her home, for $100 it is worth a gamble. I want to try out a jointer before I invest $1,000 in a new one. This thing is a bit older than I thought, but it appears to be an early model G1182 6”x47” 1hp. It is made in Taiwan so that is a little different than expected. Everything is pretty gummed up with dust/dirt, so I had some difficulty moving all the parts. But everything appeared to be in good working order. My dad has a sandblasting cabinet, so we’re going to strip the stand and repaint it. It runs pretty smooth, and the knives are old but still cut decently.

The guy I bought it from had the outfeed table lower than the infeed table. I haven’t used a jointer before, but that seems wrong to me. The infeed table should be lower so when the material is moved, it steps up onto the outfeed table to keep it supported. I have to read the manual and be sure I have everything setup right.

I’ll probably get a new v-belt from HF and clean everything up with some steel wool and put a nice coat of paste wax on it.

I’ll also look at how much a new set of knives are. Here are a couple of pictures that show the stand rust. The cord is about 20ft long of what appears to be 12ga wire. Nice bonus. Overall not a bad deal for $100.

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#12 posted 02-24-2013 08:04 PM

Nice score! That will clean up nice. This link is to a site that has great tips for tuning a jointer and solving problems.

Enjoy your new toy!

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#13 posted 02-24-2013 08:32 PM

For $100 it is well worth the risk. Iif it works the savings are astronomical. If it does not work then you will have gained an incredible amount of knowledge you can use when caring for and maintaining your $1,000 jointer.

-- Robert --- making toothpicks one 3x3x12 blank at a time!

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#14 posted 02-24-2013 08:44 PM

That’s a heck of a score for $100. It should clean up nicely. I’ve had an 1182HW since 2001, and it’s been flawless.

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

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#15 posted 02-24-2013 08:49 PM

look at my ancient rockwell jointer when i first bought it. worse than yours. now, looks all shiney and pretty. the great thing about a $100 jointer is you can learn how to do maintenance on it. such as, removing the cutter head and knives, sharpening the blades up, etc.

-- The Carpenter Bee is derived from the Ancient Greek word wood-cutter "xylokopos/ξυλοκὀπος"

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