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Forum topic by noone posted 425 days ago 760 views 0 times favorited 8 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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noone

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425 days ago

Just saw a CL ad for this 8” spiral jointer for $1200.

My research showed that this unit is probably at least 8 years old and that it was probably purchased for around $1200 back then.

I offered $500.

Is this guy crazy for asking this much? I see a Grizzly G0490X for $1400 delivered brand new!!


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Loren

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#1 posted 425 days ago

Cutting-edge tech like spiral heads will catch the
best resale value. It used to be Tersa heads were
the standard for fine jointers – now Tersa is
old technology.

Used a standard 8” jointer goes for $400-$600
in my area. Considering the cost of an upgrade
to an insert head, I expect the seller won’t be
impressed with your offer and will get a better
one.

-- http://lawoodworking.com

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waho6o9

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#2 posted 425 days ago

http://www.grizzly.com/products/8-Jointer-w-Spiral-Cutterhead/G0490X

That new one from Grizzly comes with a Spiral Cutter as well.

Strange pricing I guess.

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noone

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#3 posted 425 days ago

Agreed.

Here’s another one for $1375 delivered. Has a 3HPmotor too, vs. the 2HP on the G0543.

You would have to be retarded to pay $1200 for that.

http://www.grizzly.com/products/8-x-72-Jointer-with-Spiral-Cutterhead-and-Mobile-Base-Polar-Bear-Series-/G0656PX

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HorizontalMike

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#4 posted 425 days ago

FWIW, I bought a 2-yr old G0593 8in Spiral head cutter for $700, nearly 3yr ago. The G0543 is almost an identical jointer in size, hp, and foot print.

Hope this helps…

-- HorizontalMike -- "Woodpeckers understand..."

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Shawn Masterson

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#5 posted 425 days ago

my general rule of thumb is I expect to pay half of the cost of a new one. I have been looking at used 8” jointers and it looks like I may end up with new. mike that was a fair deal I just can’t find those deals in my area. I will wait till the right deal comes around.

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Bill White

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#6 posted 425 days ago

And you have read my post about CL posters goin’ nuts???
Bill

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waho6o9

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#7 posted 425 days ago

http://www.grizzly.com/products/10-Jointer-Planer-Combo/G0675

The jointer planer combo @ 1250.00 is worth a look.

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Cole Tallerman

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#8 posted 425 days ago

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