Is this Jointer worth the price?

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Forum topic by bondogaposis posted 12-16-2013 01:55 PM 1044 views 0 times favorited 10 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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12-16-2013 01:55 PM

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I saw this jointer on craigslist I think the price may be a little high, but maybe there is something about these old machines that make them worth more. What are your thoughts?

-- Bondo Gaposis

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#1 posted 12-16-2013 02:01 PM

6 inch or 8 ?

6 seems high, if it is 8 grab it.

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#2 posted 12-16-2013 02:09 PM

Seems acceptable if it’s an 8”, too high for a 6”, this is assuming it is 120V single phase and not three phase power. The two knife cutter head is well below spec for anything new today. It will require slower feed rates and have to be sharpened with greater frequency, but will cost less and take less time when required.

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#3 posted 12-16-2013 02:49 PM

I think that you might get a newer one for a little more and be better off.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#4 posted 12-16-2013 03:08 PM

I will wall away ,$250 is the maximum I would pay,helluverweck said it all,you can find a new jointer that will serve you well for that price or a little more.

-- Ken from Ontario, Canada

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#5 posted 12-16-2013 03:12 PM

Vintage 6 inch Delta longbed WITH THE ART DECO BASE. $400 is about right. The bases alone go for big money. You could buy it, build a new base and sell the deco base and recoup some money.

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#6 posted 12-16-2013 07:05 PM

Oftentimes the bases are worth more than the machines. Not a bad deal for someone who loves old iron.


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#7 posted 12-16-2013 07:28 PM

The stand is collectible and sought after. Look at ebay prices
the stands have sold for.

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#8 posted 12-16-2013 07:54 PM

I shy away from tools that old. A modern Jet or Delta could be had for that price, depending on where you live.

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

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#9 posted 12-16-2013 08:13 PM

sometimes not always the older stuff was better made.Although if their are only a slim few dollars between them then go for new of course .
I buy a lot of mostly industrial machinery 3phase and do the machines up like new and use them with help from my oldest son .I find the industrial quality expensive machinery can be bought cheaply as a lot of woodworking companies are getting out of the game.Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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#10 posted 12-17-2013 12:52 AM

I have that same jointer. I only paid $125 for mine 5 years ago, and it was in very functional condition. I rebuilt mine last winter and when I took the bearings in to match the new ones the guy at the bearing shop told me the old bearings were original. I personally think the price is high, but I have been advised that mine should bring no less than $500 in the condition it is in. I think to the right buyer it will bring close to $400. I personally would go new for the price difference.

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