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Forum topic by Shawn Masterson posted 11-23-2013 12:58 AM 1027 views 0 times favorited 14 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Shawn Masterson

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11-23-2013 12:58 AM

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I am going to look at a G1018 tomrrow. Here is the add. The asking price is $400. This would be my first grizzly. The asking price is a little over half of what it cost new, so I am on the fence and don’t want to rush in. It is in the price range I just wanted some input from the The guys I respect for tool advice. I use my 6” delta on every project, I have wanted something with a longer bed for quite some time. It looks to be in fair condition, I’m going to say it has probable sat for a while. Please let me know what you think Thanks guys


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#1 posted 11-23-2013 12:01 PM

Take a long straight edge to be sure the tables are true. Inspect the ways for odd wear patterns. For over half of new, I would expect it to be in near perfect condition.

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#2 posted 11-23-2013 01:12 PM

Run some test pieces over it also.

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#3 posted 11-23-2013 05:00 PM

I happen to have the same jointer, The table adjustments are with the long levers under the tables. Some prefer hand-wheels. With the levers, the slides need to be clean and lubed for smooth operation. I like the quick adjustment there. I bought mine used about 4yrs ago, and have been very happy with it, it does a nice job.

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#4 posted 11-23-2013 05:05 PM

It really makes a big difference to have a wider jointer I started with 4” then 6”then 8” and now 12” it makes life a lot easier. Hopefully this unit is in good shape and you can get it at a good price.

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#5 posted 11-23-2013 05:27 PM

That’s a pretty old machine, not that that’s an issue but the price in the late 80’s early 90’s on them was about $600.00. The 6” jointers were $375.00 just to put things in perspective. Now it’s probably worth what he’s asking if everything is in good working order but it has definitely been used and I would try to use that to my advantage in negotiating and hope he wants to sell it as much as I want it. I’d feel better at $300.00 to $350.00.

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#6 posted 11-23-2013 05:39 PM

I had one of those and you have to check the outfeeed table it could be worn pretty good just check the edges from the cutter you will see that it could be rounded slightly thats why they now put a replaceable nose on the beginning of the outfeed and the end of the infeed but mine worked great even bein worn and rounded

-- Staining killed the wood<<<<<>>>>>Dyeing gave it life

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#7 posted 11-23-2013 05:40 PM

yes I would really check those tables and if they aren’t worn go for it

-- Staining killed the wood<<<<<>>>>>Dyeing gave it life

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#8 posted 11-23-2013 10:42 PM

So I went to see it today. Not a total bust. The jointer had some pitting at one time and the top was pretty rough. It could be saved, but needed work. I offered $250 and was shot down immediately. He said he was pretty solid on $400, so I said I could go $300 with the mobile base, and I explained exactly why. He said he wanted to see if he could get more. I said well you have my number so let me know.

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#9 posted 11-23-2013 11:31 PM

I’d meet him half way with the mobile base included, that might give him the incentive to close the deal right away. Best wishes on this.

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#10 posted 11-24-2013 03:10 AM

The top is a heck of a lot of cast iron to scrub/sand/flatten if it’s rough. I think $300 sounds fair.

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#11 posted 11-24-2013 03:33 AM

you can see the wear in this pic from the one I bought a few years ago

-- Staining killed the wood<<<<<>>>>>Dyeing gave it life

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#12 posted 11-24-2013 03:35 AM

this is my 490 with replaceable nose pcs

-- Staining killed the wood<<<<<>>>>>Dyeing gave it life

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#13 posted 11-24-2013 03:36 AM

$350 and 2 hours of work for a 8” Grizz with a Mobil Base… Hmmm, If that’s not a good deal I don’t know what is.. I’d be on that like a June Bug on a Light Bulb.

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#14 posted 11-24-2013 03:36 AM

this is it

-- Staining killed the wood<<<<<>>>>>Dyeing gave it life

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