Looking to buy Grizzly G0586 jointer

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Forum topic by Peteyb posted 08-02-2013 06:25 PM 2284 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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08-02-2013 06:25 PM

I found this jointer for sale. They guy says it is still in the shipping crate. When I look it up on Grizzly it is discontinued and they have it for sale for $575. He is wanting $700 for it? Should I ask him to go lower on the price and is this jointer worth it? My other question is how hard is it to switch it over to 110 from 220? Right now we are renting a place and I can’t get a 220 outlet.


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#1 posted 08-02-2013 07:07 PM

I ran into this same thing awhile ago. the 110 – 220 is relatively easy. as for his price, even though its NIB it is no longer under warranty, and is as is. my concerns are as follows:
1. new price (then just buy new)
2. discontinued (are parts available)
3. no warranty (as is where is)

If it could be had for $400 I would go load it up.
just my point of view

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#2 posted 08-02-2013 08:16 PM

Do you have a 30amp 110 outlet in your rental? That is what it would take to run the jointer and 30A circuits are really unusual. If you don’t have the proper size circuit available, it doesn’t matter what the price is.

-- In theory, there is no difference between theory and practice. In practice, there is.

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#3 posted 08-02-2013 08:31 PM

Yes, it has been replaced with the GO656. Both are standard dovetail way type machines.

I would go for the GO490 if you can. The parallel tables make table adjustment easy (if you ever need to adjust them). I have the Delta DJ20, which is virtually the same as the GO490, and it works great. It has an extra long infeed table for better accuracy. I wouldn’t worry about horsepower ratings too much. My DJ20 has a 1-1/2 hp motor, and it has more than enough power to face joint an 8” oak board. My old Jet 6” jointer was 3/4 h.p., and it would bog down a bit when face jointing.

Be aware that switching a Grizzly with a magnetic switch from 220 to 110 costs $75 for the new switch.

-- Willie, Washington "If You Choose Not To Decide, You Still Have Made a Choice" - Rush

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#4 posted 08-02-2013 09:02 PM

buy the new one its a no branger but if you want a warranty get the 490 I havr the 490 and it runs like a kitten but Ive had the 586 to and it’s a great jointer

-- Work in the city woodshop in tha country

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#5 posted 08-02-2013 09:08 PM

New in the crate means untried, and without warranty. While it’s better than all beat up, at least you can see a used one run. I’d buy the new one at that price, or a used one for less.

-- Happiness is like wetting your pants...everyone can see it, but only you can feel the warmth....

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#6 posted 08-02-2013 09:40 PM

The best thing about buying used – you don’t have to clean off the cosmoline!

-- Willie, Washington "If You Choose Not To Decide, You Still Have Made a Choice" - Rush

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