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Forum topic by skatefriday posted 10-08-2014 03:11 PM 877 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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10-08-2014 03:11 PM

$1000 for what appears to be a rather clean, late model, Jet 6”.

Available from Amazon for $1274+ tax.

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#1 posted 10-08-2014 03:33 PM

How much is the 5 year warranty of a new machine worth to you? Personally, the $300 difference would lean me to a new machine.
Only your own financials can answer that question. Now, if the seller understands that and is willing to dicker a bit… like down to 7 or $800, I might consider it.

Good luck.

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#2 posted 10-08-2014 03:46 PM

Yeah, I think he’s a bit high. But hey, it’s craigslist. Isn’t everyone high on craigslist? I liked the $325 Jet posted a couple weeks ago that was on the wrong side of the country better.

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#3 posted 10-08-2014 04:06 PM

Jointers are plentiful in this town. A month or so back
somebody had an 8” JET for like $250 down in Santa
Ana. Those deals do come up and it took awhile for
the ad to vanish.

If you’re really looking at spending over $500 on a jointer,
consider this unit:

I have one and it’s a useful machine. Mine has a Tersa

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#4 posted 10-08-2014 04:25 PM

Spiral cutter is nice, but you should be able to get a better deal elsewhere I think. You could find a jointer like this for 400$, spend 350$ on a helical head and still save money.

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