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Forum topic by Oosik posted 02-19-2015 03:23 PM 746 views 0 times favorited 10 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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02-19-2015 03:23 PM

My friend wants to sell his G0690 TS and G0452 6” jointer.

What would be a good offer? I was thinking $1,700 for both due to no warranty.

Roughly 80% of the original value not including the shipping cost he paid.

Any suggestions?


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#1 posted 02-19-2015 03:34 PM

I’d maybe pay that if it had a warranty. Id offer less.

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#2 posted 02-19-2015 03:55 PM

How much less?

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#3 posted 02-19-2015 03:58 PM

How old are they, what condition, and do they come with accessories, extra blades, etc.? Generally, I think the baseline for used power tools is about 50-60% of new price, adjusted up or down for things like condition, accessories, etc.

-- Dan in Minneapolis, woodworking since 11/11.

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#4 posted 02-19-2015 04:00 PM

Only accessory is the mobile base on the table saw. Saw is only 1-2 years old.

Lightly used, everything included is what came with the saw and jointer.

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#5 posted 02-19-2015 04:03 PM

If it were an arms-length negotiation between strangers I’d offer 50% and see what comes back. With a friend, I suppose I’d probably offer a little more, but that’s the problem with buying from friends – it sucks to take a hard negotiation position, and also if something goes wrong it can really strain the friendship.

-- Dan in Minneapolis, woodworking since 11/11.

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#6 posted 02-19-2015 04:08 PM

Those are both nice enough machines, and something is ultimately worth what someone is willing to pay, but that seems like quite a bit for used with no warranty, unless it includes a bunch of good extras….like mobile bases, aftermarket miter gauge, etc. The general rule of thumb for used is 50% of new, with plenty of wiggle room for condition, original quality, age, etc…I’d think 70% of new is even on the high side of that equation. Those two are available new for a tad over $2000 plus s/h…figure roughly $2200 to your door….$1700 is 77% of that. I’d think $1400 is pretty reasonable asking price (~64%), and is still a tad steep IMO.

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#7 posted 02-19-2015 04:14 PM

Worse case I can see is he won’t sell it and I will buy the table saw new and save for the 8” jointer I want down the road.

Too bad I can’t find depreciation tables for table saws.

I’m thinking $1,300-$1,400 then for both. The one year warranty or 2 year on the shop fox is nice to have as to not worry about any small problems. Big enough discount can offset that risk though.

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#8 posted 02-19-2015 05:26 PM

The current price for a G0690 saw is $1645 shipped. I have one and once you have it setup it’s a tank. Mine is about 8 months old and I haven’t had to do anything to it except for tighten the belts which according to the manual is after the first few hours of run time. My fence was almost exact out of the box. It only took about 5 min to adjust it. The blade was dead on to the miter tracks.
The jointer is $620 shipped so the total is $2274, unless you wait for the 10% off sale which is what I did.
I think Knotscott is rite on for offering $1400. Any more than that, I would wait for the sale at Grizzly and you can have both brand new for $2047 shipped to your door.
I don’t know about the jointer, but that saw weighs a ton. Just going over to get it would be a pain and you would have to take the wings and rails off and it would still be very heavy to move.
The jointer is only 268 lbs and probably wouldn’t be to hard to move that.
Good luck if you buy them. They will both serve you well.

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#9 posted 02-19-2015 07:14 PM

Don’t buy from friends , unless you want to ‘unfriend’ him/her.

-- Love thy neighbour as thyself

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#10 posted 02-19-2015 08:45 PM

Don’t buy from friends , unless you want to ‘unfriend’ him/her.

-- Love thy neighbour as thyself

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