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Forum topic by RonInOhio posted 05-28-2013 10:54 PM 629 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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05-28-2013 10:54 PM

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Listed for 600. I am not sure how old it is. It seems the newer models are also called
54A. And they retail new on Amazon for twice the asking price of this particular jointer.

If it were 10 years old and otherwise in good shape would 600 be a fair price ?

Things I should look for if I go take a look ?

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#1 posted 05-28-2013 11:46 PM

Next to an older vintage delta the 54a would be my choice for a semi-duty machine. I was just about to buy one myself but decided to try the long bed grizz with spiral head.

I really don’t have any regrets on the grizz but it is my opinion that the 54a is a superior machine.

If I needed a jointer I wouldn’t hesitate, even at that price. A better price would be 450-500.

Good luck JB

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#2 posted 05-29-2013 12:30 AM

I saw one of these go in chicago a few months back. he was asking $400 and the post was gone in 48 hours.

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#3 posted 05-29-2013 02:42 AM

Wow that sucker is in superior condition!

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#4 posted 05-29-2013 04:36 AM

I have the 54HH with helical head and could not be happier. HH aside, my 54 frame is stable, beds are flat, beds are pretty long, fence is square, pretty simple to tune up and adjust, I really like this machine. Assuming its in good shape, I’d offer the guy 500 and if he says no give him his 600 and start straight-lining some boards.

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#5 posted 05-29-2013 04:56 AM

Thanks all. I wasn’t really looking to buy a jointer just yet, but I might just call tomorrow and see if its still available.

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