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firefighterontheside

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289 days ago

I have been looking on CL for months for a jointer that I wanted. Mainly I have been hoping for a Grizzly long bed 110v. Nothing for months. Today there are two. I have to decide which to get.

My choices are:

http://stlouis.craigslist.org/tls/3918504735.html

and this one

You can see one is in rougher shape. It is a G1182 and he has already told me he will take 225. The one from the link is newer and he is asking 300. I have asked if he will take 250 and am waiting on a reply. I am not sure of the model # yet for that one.

I’m wondering what you guys think about each and what is the value of each. If I can get the newer one for 250 I think its a no brainer, but is the other one worth 225. He says it runs great. It appears that he has installed a new switch on the front and must have beat up the front cover when putting it on.

Also can these things be transported lying down somehow?

Thanks,

Bill

-- Bill M. I love my job as a firefighter, but nothing gives me the satisfaction of running my hand over a project that I have built and just finished sanding.


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Loren

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#1 posted 289 days ago

You take the fence off, unbolt the fence mount if you like,
then unbolt the jointer from the stand.

A 6” jointer in that style without the fence is around
100 lbs. The stand and motor can be tipped into the
back of your vehicle.

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Charlie

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#2 posted 289 days ago

On my Griz 6” it’s 1 nut that holds the fence on.

Remove fence (easy for 1 person)

Then there’s 4 bolts holding the jointer to the base.
Remove the 4 bolts
... or was it studs sticking out the bottom of the jointer? .... hmmmm…. ok so it might be removing 4 nuts from inside the base. Can’t remember. Either way, that’s easy enough.

Remove belt

Lift jointer off base. Easy for TWO people. If it’s got studs sticking out the bottom, you can set it on 2×4s.

Base with motor can lay down or stand up. It’s not that tall.

When I bought mine (new) I did all of the assembly alone EXCEPT I had my son come out and help me horse the jointer onto the base.

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firefighterontheside

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#3 posted 289 days ago

Sounds like good advice. Thanks guys.

-- Bill M. I love my job as a firefighter, but nothing gives me the satisfaction of running my hand over a project that I have built and just finished sanding.

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Buckethead

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#4 posted 289 days ago

I cant finds crappy jointer for that price in north Florida. Its good to have such a tough decision to make.

-- Hi. My name is bucket head and I'm a recovering framing carpenter.

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Dusty56

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#5 posted 289 days ago

The newer one with the mobile base would be my first choice, because everything in my shop has to be mobile.
Also, there appears to be some pieces missing on the older one .

-- When you arrive at my front door, please knock softly but firmly. I like soft , firm, knockers : )

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Joe Lyddon

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#6 posted 289 days ago

I think I’d go for the one with the mobile base…
... just looks better to me…
... but… ??

Freight equal between them?

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firefighterontheside

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#7 posted 289 days ago

Well, it looks like the newer one is not an option anymore. I believe the other one is also on a mobile base. Its not really visible in the picture. They are both about an hour drive. I will know for sure tonight about the newer one. The guy said he would let me know if no one showed up to buy it. I will be happy with either one. Thanks for the input.

-- Bill M. I love my job as a firefighter, but nothing gives me the satisfaction of running my hand over a project that I have built and just finished sanding.

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CharlesA

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#8 posted 289 days ago

Instead of starting a new thread, thought I’d post here since folks are talking about CL jointers. Hope that is ok.

Jointers are way overpriced (at least the asking) in Louisville. I’m looking at something about half of what the OP is looking to spend. Thoughts on this Craftsman? I’m assuming it is 110 and pulling less than 15 amps.

http://louisville.craigslist.org/tls/3884520148.html

I’ll create a separate thread if that is more appropriate.

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Dusty56

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#9 posted 289 days ago

CharlesA, I’d save my money and get something new before I spent more than $75 on that jointer. He’s crazy expecting to get that price. $275 must be a typo !
You can put this one on lay-a-way at Sears if money is tight right now.
http://www.sears.com/craftsman-professional-1-2-hp-6-1-8inchjointer-planer-21705/p-00921705000P

-- When you arrive at my front door, please knock softly but firmly. I like soft , firm, knockers : )

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CharlesA

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#10 posted 289 days ago

I was going to offer $100. But you think it’s no good regardless?

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firefighterontheside

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#11 posted 288 days ago

Just made plans to get the older of the two jointers. Confirmed that it does have a mobile base and it comes with an extra set of knives. Charles, I considered a new grizzly that I could get from amazon with free shipping for 445 which is basically newer version of what I’m getting, but this way I will be able to get another tool with my budget. I have seen several things on here on those older craftsman jointers. From what I’ve heard they are good. I would think it would be worth 100.

-- Bill M. I love my job as a firefighter, but nothing gives me the satisfaction of running my hand over a project that I have built and just finished sanding.

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knotscott

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#12 posted 288 days ago

They both look like 1182’s to me. It came from the same factory as the Jet, Sunhill, Bridgewood, Woodtek, GI, and others….definitely a nice jointer, but it was $297 new, plus ~ $55 s/h. $225 for the other is fair.

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Gerald

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#13 posted 288 days ago

Don’t forget to consider the value of the mobile base. Griz isn’t giving those away and just a set of swiveling, locking casters would cost some $$$.

-- Gerald, Rural North Central Arkansas

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