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Forum topic by ohtimberwolf posted 08-03-2014 07:58 PM 1110 views 0 times favorited 28 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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ohtimberwolf

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08-03-2014 07:58 PM

Topic tags/keywords: jointer

Owner only advertised that it works good, no more info. What do you think just looking at it. He said it does look bad but is a good jointer. $125. Asking price.

-- Used to be a barn cat, now a lap cat...


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TheFridge

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#1 posted 08-03-2014 08:05 PM

Surface rust is nothing. Plus a 1 1/2 hp motor alone would be worth 100$.

-- Shooting down the walls of heartache. Bang bang. I am. The warrior.

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mudflap4869

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#2 posted 08-03-2014 08:09 PM

I am a sucker for rust. I would buy it and restore it just as a project. That is how I fill my shop with tools, and spent a lot of my time. I have disassembled almost every machine I have. Cleaned/repaired and tweeked it. Still looking for that joiner, and several other big items.

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#3 posted 08-03-2014 08:17 PM

Fire it up, if it sounds and planes well get it.

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TheFridge

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#4 posted 08-03-2014 08:39 PM

Yup.

-- Shooting down the walls of heartache. Bang bang. I am. The warrior.

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Don W

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#5 posted 08-03-2014 08:39 PM

It certainly doesn’t look bad to me. I’m with Mud on this one. My grizzley cabinet saw and Delta planer was under water for 3 days before I bought them. I even had the electric motor in pieces all over my shop floor.

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jonah

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#6 posted 08-03-2014 11:33 PM

Looks quite old, probably early to mid ‘80’s?

If it runs well and the tables are reasonably flat it’s definitely worth $125. If either of those two things are not right, it’s worth scrap value.

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knotscott

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#7 posted 08-03-2014 11:44 PM

If it runs and works well, the price is right. The rust and stuff will clean up nicely.

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

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ohtimberwolf

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#8 posted 08-04-2014 12:22 AM

Still trying to get hold of them, must be doing a Sunday thing. Thanks for all the advice fellows. I’ll let you know what happens.

-- Used to be a barn cat, now a lap cat...

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Grumpymike

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#9 posted 08-04-2014 12:52 AM

Jump on that Puppy! I used to own one and put it through the paces for 5 years.
Divorce made me sell it, but later bought another newer model from Grizzley.

-- Grumpy old guy, and lookin' good Doin' it. ... Surprise Az.

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firefighterontheside

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#10 posted 08-04-2014 01:58 AM

Looks just like the G1182 that I bought a few years ago for 225. I’ve seen cheaper, but it was worth it at the time to me. If it works as well as mine does, 125 is a steal. Don’t pass it up.

-- Bill M. I love my job as a firefighter, but nothing gives me the satisfaction of running my hand over a project that I have built and just finished sanding.

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Rob Drown

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#11 posted 08-04-2014 02:32 AM

Looks lie a good buy? Does Grizzly still have parts and blades for it?

-- The expectations of life depend upon diligence; the mechanic that would perfect his work must first sharpen his tools. Confucius, 经过艰苦的努力的梦想可以成真

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ohtimberwolf

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#12 posted 08-04-2014 11:37 AM

Can’t seem to get in touch with the guy. Some people are strange, they never get back to you. Still waiting!

-- Used to be a barn cat, now a lap cat...

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jonah

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#13 posted 08-04-2014 12:32 PM

In my experience, that means he’s getting a million responses and that he’s already sold it. Many people are terrible about getting back to people once they sell an item. They also don’t take their ads down, which is annoying.

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knotscott

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#14 posted 08-04-2014 12:42 PM


....Many people are terrible about getting back to people once they sell an item. They also don t take their ads down, which is annoying.

....it’s rude too. It’s easy to delete the ad, plus it keeps people from bugging you about the item….guess I don’t understand the issue with removing the ad when the item is no longer available.

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

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bigblockyeti

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#15 posted 08-04-2014 12:49 PM

The good deals always go the fastest and I share the same sentiments about those who don’t delete ad’s when the item is no longer available.

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