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cso

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04-11-2013 12:49 PM

Topic tags/keywords: planer question jet blue

There’s a guy selling one of these that has sat in storage for several years. He’s asking $750 for it, and will be sending pictures to me. Realizing I am missing several details that affect the price, but assuming there is no rust, the motor is fine, the knives will probably need sharpening, is this price in the ball park? Seems high to me, he says he is firm on the price. Thanks for any of your opinions.


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#1 posted 04-11-2013 12:53 PM

I had one of those a few years ago and it was a great planer. I’d love to find another one but I seldom see them for sale.

It would have to be in exceptional shape for that price, it sold new for just a little more. A lot depends on the condition, but that is definitely at the top of the price range.

-- Artisan Woodworks of Texas.... www.awwtx.com

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#2 posted 04-11-2013 12:57 PM

Seems high to me, he says he is firm on the price.

i believe you are correct. if it’s a 6” jointer, he’s wwwaayyyyy out of line. if it’s an 8” jointer, he’s just out of line. keep looking. older jet tools were well built but don’t warrant a premium.

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

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#3 posted 04-11-2013 12:58 PM

toolie…...........

it’s a planer, not a jointer

-- Artisan Woodworks of Texas.... www.awwtx.com

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#4 posted 04-11-2013 01:01 PM

The best thing I believe has going for it is that it is Tawanese-made, before they started production in mainland China. QC was better, still is better from what I hear.

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#5 posted 04-11-2013 01:19 PM

I have a newer model Jet 15 inch that I like a lot. It has some power and makes some manly noise. Got it At an auction, I paid $550 about 4 years ago. Your deal sounds too high.

-- If you say 'It's good enough', it probably isn't.

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#6 posted 04-11-2013 02:20 PM

it’s a planer, not a jointer

oops!

that being said, it’s still high for a planer, assuming it’s something like a 15” unit. i’ve seen several really nice looking 15” deltas in the $600 range .

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

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#7 posted 04-11-2013 03:26 PM

I believe this unit has multiple rubber V belts driving the cutter. If the tool has been stored for a few years, you may want to plan on replacing those belts.

-- Rustfever, Central California

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#8 posted 04-11-2013 04:53 PM

Thanks for all of your insight. I think I’ll pass. Even if I got him down to $600, I’m not sure it’s much of a deal. He says his price is firm anyway. I think it’ll be sitting in storage even longer at that price.

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