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Forum topic by Submariner posted 10-10-2013 09:20 PM 499 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Submariner

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10-10-2013 09:20 PM

I have the opportunity to buy a Jet JWP 15CS planer for $700.00 it is in excellent condition, clearly well taken care of. It’s not the older turquoise but the “newer” white around 10 years old.

What do you all think? Pull the trigger or hold out for a better deal?


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Loren

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#1 posted 10-10-2013 09:28 PM

Good price I’d say… depending on your area.

Recently ebay selling prices for 15” JET planers:
http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_sacat=0&_from=R40&_nkw=jet+15%22+planer&LH_Complete=1&LH_Sold=1&rt=nc

In my area planers sell for less because there’s a lot
of used inventory.

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Fred Hargis

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#2 posted 10-10-2013 09:41 PM

I think I’d probably hold out for a little less. It’s very comparable to my 11 year old Delta 15”, which I would value at about $500. Bought new, I paid $1050 delivered with a mobile base. But in the end, the valuing is a personal thing….so go with your gut.

-- Our village hasn't lost it's idiot, he was elected to congress.

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cabmaker

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#3 posted 10-11-2013 01:16 AM

If i needed one I wouldn’t hesitate on that deal. Especially in the claimed condition! I would not want to chance loosing that deal for the sake of saving a couple hundred bucks. JB

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mcgbanker

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#4 posted 10-11-2013 04:03 AM

I have that Jet planer. It is a workhorse. Worth every penny at $700. Someone will snap it up if you don’t, so if you are actively in the market for a planer, I wouldn’t risk losing out on it. If it is in the shape that you describe, you will not be disappointed for the money. If it does not have a mobile base, I would suggest looking at the Jet 1200 pound base (about $120 on Amazon). I had a Shop Fox base and just replaced it with the Jet (which I also have on my Jet table saw). Don’t do like I did and buy a 700 pound base, as even though the planer is 600 pounds, it will strain a medium duty base.

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