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Forum topic by Kyheadhunter posted 12-18-2013 12:25 AM 3210 views 0 times favorited 12 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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12-18-2013 12:25 AM

I live just outside of Lexington KY, looking to pick up a well maintained 8” jointer and planer. Old school is fine, as in “old iron”. Not really looking for high dollar, just something for a small start up woodworking shop. Even a quick craigslist update would be appreciated. Willing to travel north into Ohio and Indiana, and south down to Knoxville, and east to West By God Virginia.

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#1 posted 12-18-2013 01:16 AM

If you’re willing to go about an hour east of Knoxville this outfit is a purveyor of used woodworking machinery. If he doesn’t have what you need in stock today just wait, he has a pretty quick turnover and list new machines quite often. The guys been around a while and I’ve never read anything negative about his business practices and you know how Craigslist buyers are fast to sound off about being burned. It’s worth a look.

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#2 posted 12-18-2013 01:25 AM

Thank You very much mantwi, I’ve actually seen them on craigslist, but didn’t know anything about them. That is not that far from me.

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#3 posted 12-18-2013 12:18 PM

How far are you from Asheville?

Sorry, but I couldn’t figure out how to include the pictures from the listing on CL. Here is the link to the listing. Take a look at this thing as it is huge!!

American 16” Jointer- huge antique! – $1100 (River Arts)

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Old American jointer (the forerunner to the Yates-American brand), 3 toed design, in good operating shape. This beast is huge, with an 87” x 21” bed, and a 16” 3 straight knife cutter. Newer aftermarket 3phase 3 horse WEG motor in great shape, new belts, spare cutter knives, good bearings, and iron in good shape. I think the motor can be wired for single phase, but I need to double check that.

I acquired this classic from a working stair manufacturer in Georgia, along with several other pieces of equipment, which I’ve been refreshing and repairing. I have no need for a jointer this big, and it should be put to higher and better use than I have the skill for.

It is missing the original “Peter Guard” blade guard, but a shop made porkchop style one should work fine (I just run it without, carefully). The bed has a few holes drilled and tapped in it for mounting a power feeder, but otherwise is in great shape.

I’m not sure how much it weighs, but it’s probably over a ton. I have pallet jacks, a loading dock, and access to a forklift to help you load it.

I would be open to trading for a good 17” bandsaw, or other interesting offers. Just let me know. 7-oh-6 2-oh-2 5-oh-5-8 or email.


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#4 posted 12-18-2013 01:43 PM

I’m 279 miles away, OMG this thing is enormous.

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#5 posted 12-18-2013 05:00 PM

I’ve located two Oliver 144-BD jointers, one for $1100 and another for $900 , the cheaper being 3 phase direct drive, the other being single phase belt driven. Prices to high? Both are about equal distance, and I don’t have 3 phase so a VFD would be in order.

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#6 posted 01-19-2014 12:20 AM

I’ve got a Jet JJP-12, 12” Combo Planer/Jointer 3HP 1PH 230V for sale in Indianapolis. $1500 to LJ members. I just posted it today.

c 317-225-2360

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#7 posted 01-19-2014 08:57 PM

there was a 12in jointer in Etown for a 1000.00 a few months ago on Craigslist

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

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#8 posted 01-19-2014 09:02 PM

Thanks for the heads up, just checked couldn’t find it listed any longer

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#9 posted 01-19-2014 09:03 PM

I had an offer on a poitras 8” jointer, can’t find out a lot about it except its Canadian made

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#10 posted 01-21-2014 10:33 PM

I know the guy in Greenville well. His name is Tim Goss and I’ve bought a few machines from him over the years going back to when he was selling out of his garage at his house. He’s a good Christian man and you can take whatever he tells you as the truth.

-- Lyall & Sons Woodsmiths...Custom handcrafted woodwork since 1989

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#11 posted 01-23-2014 06:13 PM

These might be in your range.

-- "If you think you can do a thing or think you can't do a thing, you're right". Henry Ford

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#12 posted 01-24-2014 01:34 AM

Thanks for the heads up. There were a few jointers recently in my area, close enough to pick up, but not close enough to take a drive to inspect. I called the number and emailed but never could get anyone to respond. Didn’t think it was worth the gamble.

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