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Forum topic by Brandocalrizzion posted 03-06-2014 11:03 PM 2463 views 0 times favorited 11 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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03-06-2014 11:03 PM

Hello Lumberjocks
In a previous post of mine I was asking about used Jointers as I have been in the market to find one. Someone locally is selling an 8” Masters Machine Jointer. I know nothing about this manufacturer, nor does the current owner. He bought it used, has a spare set of knives for it, and and the knives are sharp. He also has a setting tool with a mobile base included.

Here is the post to the tool On Craigslist

If anyone knows anything about this please let me know. I have not seen many 8” come up in the Seattle Area for a reasonable price. Many of the 6” range from $300-$600 as well.

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#1 posted 03-07-2014 01:07 AM

$400 for an 8’ jointer. Looks in perfect condition. If I were you, I would get it, if you are not satisfied you can still resell it for certainly more.
Check if the table a coplanar.
Hurry up before someone else gets it.

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#2 posted 03-07-2014 01:11 AM

you’ll search far and wide to find one in that condition for the price!

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#3 posted 03-07-2014 01:12 AM

Not a bad deal. Looks well-kept and includes a mobile base ($60 + new).

In your area there may be some Grizzlies in circulation, but I don’t
think you’ll lose any money picking up that jointer for $400. That’s
about the bottom of the market price for a used 8” jointer with
all parts.

All that stuff is probably made in a few factories in Taiwan. The resellers
badge the machines and fuss with cutterhead specs, but essentially
they are all good knockoffs of the pattern developed by Delta/Powermatic
designers around the 1960s. I’m not sure when the center-mounted
fences like that became standard on 8” jointers… maybe 1970s if not before.

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#4 posted 03-07-2014 01:21 AM

I missed out on another off brand like that for $350…I regret it as well. I’d get it. cc

-- Steve

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#5 posted 03-07-2014 01:28 AM

If it checks out ok, I’d buy it.

-- Happiness is like wetting your pants...everyone can see it, but only you can feel the warmth....

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#6 posted 03-07-2014 02:54 AM

I’m checking it out in the morning. Was going to bring a straight edge with me and a piece of wood to run. Anything else I should test

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#7 posted 03-07-2014 03:30 AM

I would buy it. It looks identical to my Geetech 8” jointer which cost me $450 and has been great. Get it before it is gone.

-- "I work so I can fish"!

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#8 posted 03-07-2014 04:10 AM

I lost a TS waiting overnight to “think it over” That’s a great deal. I don’t expect that to last more than 10am tomorrow morning if it’s not gone already.


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#9 posted 03-07-2014 09:32 PM

I’d like to share with you that I got the Jointer. I also picked up a barely used Shop-Fox W1706 14” Band Saw for $500!!
I may be going back to get a Jet Dust Collector for $100, just didn’t have enough cash on me. It was perfect timing as my tax refund hit the bank today!

Now the trick is getting the jointer out of the tall truck bed. It was so heavy, we had to rig some boards to slide it up into the truck. Wish me luck on not damaging it!

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#10 posted 03-07-2014 10:04 PM

Well you have some well deserved fun Brother.Also please let us know how it all goes with your new tools. Alistair

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

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#11 posted 03-08-2014 05:36 PM

nice! Definitely good luck getting that bear out of your pickup. Try not to dammage it or you. Sounds like that job calls for 3 or 4 stout friends and a case of beer for their trouble.

-- Steve

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