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Forum topic by Kyheadhunter posted 12-16-2013 03:12 PM 1604 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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12-16-2013 03:12 PM

Ran across an old iron JD wallace 8” jointer, direct drive, looks original. The seller is asking $450. The jointer is a short table design, running on single phase. What would be a fair price to offer or should I pass and look for something newer?

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#1 posted 12-16-2013 03:23 PM

Direct drive? I’d pass, personally.

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#2 posted 12-16-2013 03:28 PM

You have not said what the condition of the jointer is. The pictures I have seen of this jointer indicate it
is a solid heavy cast iron machine with a 3 blade cutter head. In excellent shape it could be worth $450 if
you like old iron. In bad shape it could be worth less than $50.

-- As ever, Gus-the 77 yr young apprentice carpenter

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#3 posted 12-16-2013 03:36 PM

Full Working condition, 4 blade cutter, with original stand, not restored.

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#4 posted 12-16-2013 03:59 PM

High price. Some of those have a nice guard.

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#5 posted 12-16-2013 04:21 PM

I’ve never owned a direct drive jointer, Jonah—what’s the ground of your negative feelings about it?

I Googled images. I am fond of that cast iron base! Some of those guards, wow, an artist in casting had his way with that design!

Thanks for this educational post, Kyheadhunter.



-- " his brain, which is as dry as the remainder biscuit after a voyage, he hath strange places cramm'd with observation, the which he vents in mangled forms." --Shakespeare, "As You Like It"

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