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Forum topic by Shawn Masterson posted 03-14-2014 11:07 PM 898 views 0 times favorited 9 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Shawn Masterson

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03-14-2014 11:07 PM

Topic tags/keywords: jointer planer

So I did a little shopping today. I picked up a Grizzly 1018 with a mobile base for $350. It came from an auction so it was as is where is. I got it home and put back together. it came to life. I cleaned it up, but there is a shimmy (bad belts), and a little bit of a bearing noise. Now it comes to the dilemma of what to do with my delta 37-220. I consider it to be in real good condition(please say something if you feel otherwise). last year I repainted it, put in new bearings, and new knives. It is very true and a beautiful machine. Also I have the missing hand wheel I took it off so I stopped getting hooked on it. I am trying to come up with a fair price. I don’t want to be greedy, but I have been told the art deco machines in almost any condition bring a lot. I talked to a guy locally who buys and sells machines he said he sold a stand alone for $250 about 6 months ago. So as always I turn to you guys for wisdom please let me know what you think its worth.

here are some pix of the new one.


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Rick M

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#1 posted 03-15-2014 03:14 AM

The guy sold just the jointer for $250, but not with an art deco base, right? I don’t follow jointers but the art deco bases are generally as or more valuable than the machine.

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#2 posted 03-15-2014 10:07 AM

a guy locally who buys and sells machines he said he sold a stand alone for $250.

Rick: I read the same way sometimes!!

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Shawn Masterson

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#3 posted 03-15-2014 12:23 PM

see thats my problem. I wouldn’t pay 250-300 for a 6” jointer, but I don’t want to cheat myself or someone else, I just want to be fair.

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#4 posted 03-15-2014 04:32 PM

It looks to me like you’ve already answered the question yourself. I personally don’t know the value the Art Deco design brings but I’m right with you and the price I’d pay. $300 is a fair price for a quality 6” jointer that is well taken care of. Btw I would say its in as good of shape as it can be and you did a nice resto.

-- Sometimes you're flush and sometimes you're bust, and when you're up, it's never as good as it seems, and when you're down, you never think you'll be up again, but life goes on.

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#5 posted 03-15-2014 07:11 PM

You have 2 kinds of buyers for a machine like that, users and collector. The users are only interested in the machine as a good inexpensive jointer, the collectors are interested in preserving vintage machinery and maybe using. The former sees value in an art deco base, the latter might just as quickly haul it in for the recycling value and build a wood stand. Unfortunately there are few collectors on LJ. OWWM.org is the go-to place for machine collectors or the MWTCA. I’m of the sort that sees value in preserving Americana but one man’s treasure is another’s trash. The only way you will cheat someone is if you misrepresent what you have for sale.

I looked these up and they were built in the 60’s so not true art deco. From what little I found, it appears the base is more desirable than the 6” jointer with quite a few buying a base and replacing the jointer with an 8”. Values I found were all over the place from a few tens of dollars to several hundred dollars.

-- http://thewoodknack.blogspot.com/

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#6 posted 03-15-2014 07:55 PM

I saw one those in my area on Craigslist for $400. I debated w/ myself over whether I should get it, but I decided to pass, I probably would have jumped if it was $350 or less.

-- Bondo Gaposis

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#7 posted 03-15-2014 08:08 PM

Rick is right about the target audience..

The cast iron base is only valuable to a select few.. mostly old iron collectors/restorers or the occasional woodworker looking to get their vintage machine off a butt ugly homemade or non-original stand. For most, they are just looking for a solid machine that they can use, and since they are looking at used machines, cost is a consideration. Location also plays a big part. in price, so it really depends on what your local market dictates. Just like trying to determine a price to sell your home, you look at ‘comprables’ in the area and base your price on that. Search your local ads and figure out what comprable machines are selling for.. then maybe bump it up a bit so you have some wiggle room..

Cheers,
Brad

PS: I just checked our local CL and a very similar Walker Turner on a cast iron base is listed with a $300 asking price (and it’s been out there for 2 months now).

-- Brad in FL - To be old and wise, you must first be young and stupid

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#8 posted 03-15-2014 09:20 PM

Out of curiosity I looked on our craigslist and the cheapest US made 6” stand alone is $395, a Rockwell/Delta. There were a couple vintage jointers but they were all over $650.

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#9 posted 03-16-2014 02:58 PM

Thanks for all the replies guys I am still trying to do a little more research before I post it.

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