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Forum topic by sam2row posted 03-16-2013 11:21 AM 849 views 0 times favorited 12 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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03-16-2013 11:21 AM

What would be a decent price for both of these bad boys? And what would be some mechanical things to look over when I get there?

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#1 posted 03-16-2013 11:32 AM

$1250 is a good price on the 2 of those machiness together. I would check the levelness of the table on the jointer and the blades on both machines. Both will be 220v so make sure you have that capability in your shop.

Bring a good straight edge to check the jointer tables, turn em on, run em, listen for anything that sounds funky or like grinding from the bearings.

-- "there aren’t many hand tools as awe-inspiring as the #8 jointer. I mean, it just reeks of cast iron heft and hubris" - Smitty

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#2 posted 03-16-2013 01:20 PM

ok deal IMHO. not a gloat/steal, but not a bad deal, provided sound operating condition.

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

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#3 posted 03-16-2013 01:55 PM

Were those offered closer to me, you wouldn’t need to ask about the deal. They would already be in my shop!
That’s a very fair price.

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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#4 posted 03-16-2013 02:25 PM

Be sure to check both speeds on the planer. The gears need to be shifted while the planer is running, a lot of guys who don’t read the manual try it while it’s not running and sometimes strip the teeth of one of them. Alos be sure to get the knife setting jig for both, it seems to always be lost somehow. These jigs aren’t that good…but a darn sire better than nothing.

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#5 posted 03-16-2013 02:28 PM

I don’t think you’d have buyers remorse at that price but it wouldn’t hurt to try waving 1000 cash at him. I have that planer and it’s a solid machine. The equivalent new would run you about $1200.

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#6 posted 03-16-2013 04:30 PM

worth half of today’s new price they tell me. I think that is fair. Like they said wave $1,000 at them and see what they do. I did that recently on an RBI scroll saw. It worked. never know.

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#7 posted 03-16-2013 05:13 PM

The price is pushing it in my area. I see planers that size
going for $400-$500 and 8” jointers for about the same,
except Powermatic.

I can’t speak to local inventory of used newer equipment
in your area. I can say that if you can handle larger
equipment in your shop, there are some amazing
bargains to be had on real industrial machinery in
your part of the country.


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#8 posted 03-16-2013 05:27 PM

I have that same jointer.
I like the lever set tables, very fast to adjust.
The tables are on the short side, but really has not been a problem for me.
I did get a larger heavy jointer 12”, but I still use the 8” Griz the most.

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#9 posted 03-17-2013 12:50 AM

Ok so I got the guy talked down to 900, the 220 voltage isn’t a problem as I just rewired my garage, but I really am not in desperate need of these machines right now, but I will definitely be acquiring a planer jointer eventually, so is this to good a deal to pass up? Or am blinded by tool lust?

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#10 posted 03-17-2013 12:55 AM

Probably need to take a posse with you to get those things loaded up. Especially that jointer.

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#11 posted 03-17-2013 12:59 AM

Sam. I think the deal is too good to pass up at $900.

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#12 posted 03-18-2013 04:46 AM

I see the posting is gone. I hope you got them.

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