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03-28-2013 03:41 PM

Topic tags/keywords: jet jointer advice cl craigs list

I’ve been out of the loop with a new job and getting the house into shape and am finally able to start looking into the shop (still need to paint and tile, some). I’m now in Colorado Springs and needing advice.
I’ve been watching locally for a used jointer for my shop, haven’t owned a good one so in need of advice. I am looking for a good long bed 6” or 8” to replace the 4” wanna-be. I’ve been reading up on some reviews adn am open to most builds (Jet, PM, Grizz etc). Unless there is a really good deal on a new I think I am going with a used one. I have been comparing some of asking prices of used with Grizzly new (seem to be the most ‘economical’) and sometimes the Grizzly is winning out. I don’t want to spend more than $400, $500 for a gem, for a used (is that reasonable?)

I saw this ad for a Jet 6” and wanted to know, is it a good deal / what’s a fair price? what should I look for? any previous owners?

I also came across these two as a comparison. I’m willing to drive a bit if needed.

thanks for any advice you have.

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#1 posted 03-28-2013 03:45 PM

I would say $400 is about market price in my area nether a steal of a deal nor over priced.

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#2 posted 03-28-2013 04:25 PM

I see a Jet 6” just like that blue one sold for $260 on eBay recently with pickup in New Jersey. That $550 boxed one is a great deal on a new machine that sells for as much as $1K. The only drawback is you’re not buying from a dealer and may not have any warranty that way.

Still, $400 isn’t bad. If I needed one right away, I’d be kind of divided between that and then new one.

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#3 posted 03-30-2013 03:06 AM

I have an older version of that blue Jet jointer from Co Springs, must be about 8 years old, runs great and does the trick. Never had any problems with it. I think I paid $550 or something like that.

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#4 posted 03-30-2013 03:16 AM

The jet in the box is not a long bed version. I paid 799.00 shipped free for the long bed 6” when it was on sale. I like this jointer. So I would not pay more than 400.00 on the first two and 500 on the long bed.

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#5 posted 03-30-2013 04:10 AM

Hey thanks,
I’m not in a hurry. I don’t even have my shop set up yet just trying to learn the market and jointers.

If anybody locally knows of a good jointer I wouldn’t mind dealing with a LJ.

thanks I’ll keep you posted.

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#6 posted 03-30-2013 11:09 AM

I would grab something like this It looks rough I know, but my Grizzly 1023 looked like that when I got it ($300). Grizzly customer service and part supply is top notch. I little elbow grease, new knives, and some paint and you’ll have a great jointer! I have the same jointer in my basement shop.

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#7 posted 03-30-2013 11:43 AM

$300 would be my top offer for the blue unit. There’s nothing in a name plate that merits more money. While the Jet is a nice unit, it rolled out of the same factory as the Grizzly 1182, Bridgewood, Woodtek, Sunhill, and several others, some of which sold for $350 new (the Ridgid was pretty similar too). The Jet sold for more, mainly because it offered dealer support and longer warranty, neither of which benefit you, so there’s no reason to repay the premium for a perk you don’t get.

Keep your eyes peeled for other deals, or maybe the owner will accept a reasonable offer. Once you get much over $350, a new unit with a warranty starts to become attractive.

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#8 posted 03-30-2013 12:09 PM

For the price of these units, you are not really getting a deal on these used jointers. If you are will to spend that kind of money, get a new one with a good warranty. I have a 6” grizzly and I love it!

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#9 posted 03-30-2013 12:30 PM – cant hurt to offer $500. Everyone here wishes they had bigger then a 6” jointer. Also, I built mine. I got the plans from The whole build cost about $220 and I now have a 12” jointer.

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#10 posted 03-30-2013 03:00 PM

I’m in accord with the general sense of the responses above. If I had everything in my dream shop including a chalked-out rectangle on the floor where the jointer would go, I’d have a hard time choosing among these, even though the prices seem a little high.

I like to assemble new tools because I start off with a better understanding of them, but the other two look to be well cared for.

If this is a random selection of what you’ll find in your area, that, combined with the wise counsel above, tells me you are fortunate indeed!



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