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Forum topic by mpierce posted 04-06-2015 07:21 PM 1248 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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04-06-2015 07:21 PM

I found a unit at a local auction. It looks to be in great condition but possibly got some fair usage as out of our local university shop. The shop is used by staff and students BTW.

Anyone have an idea of the value of this unit? It comes with a moblie base too. Since it is discontinued are knives affordable?

I was tempted to bid up to 400.00 but judging from what I can find as the new 2007 price (+-700.00) perhaps 400.00 is too much (?).

Sorry no pics but the paint is like new and all metal parts that are unpainted are shiny.

MANY THANKS to all of you if you have any ideas.

-- M Pierce, Northern California

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#1 posted 04-06-2015 09:23 PM

I bought that jointer new about 5 years ago as they were selling off remaining stock. IIRC, price was $525. I picked it up so there was no shipping. Mobile base was extra.

It can be wired for 240V or 120V. Stock is 240V and you need a 120V mag starter switch to convert it to 120V. I ran it at 120V for a couple of years before going back to 240V when I moved the shop. Definitely has an easier startup on 240V, but otherwise haven’t noticed any difference in performance.

Can’t comment on knife availability, as I put in an indexed cutterhead.

In good condition, $400 is probably a fair price if it includes the mobile base. Not a deal, but fair. Dunno how much you’ll be able to check it out at an auction, so I’m not sure I’d bid that high without seeing it run.

As with any jointer, check that the tables are flat and coplanar. If not coplanar, they can probably be adjusted, but flat is essential.

-- Mark Kornell, Kornell Wood Design

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