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dustycajun

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05-04-2015 04:08 PM

Hi i am looking at a jet 15 inch planer with helical head on it 3 hp its 5 years old a cabinet shop has it for sale for 750. Is it worth the value i currently own a 15 grizzly with knives. My question is ita machine that can be serviced should it need be. And are parts avail.

Thanks in advance

-- klcrd


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#1 posted 05-04-2015 04:11 PM

Get it now. If everything works of course. Yes and yes

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#2 posted 05-04-2015 04:12 PM

So you think its worth the price

-- klcrd

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#3 posted 05-04-2015 04:15 PM

That planer is 2725$+ shipping in Amazon. 750$ is a steal. I’d buy it and sell the grizzly.

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

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#4 posted 05-04-2015 04:18 PM



So you think its worth the price

- dustycajun

I’d say it is all day and with a bad motor. The head is prob worth 400$ alone if the inserts still have some life.

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

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#5 posted 05-04-2015 04:35 PM

Absolutely worth it. Likely the shop will be able to demo it and be pretty open about its accuracy. If it checks out, it is worth that easily. Like fridge said, even if the motor has a lot of use, I’d buy it.

Nice find.

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#6 posted 05-04-2015 05:18 PM

It’s a very good deal, and buying it would be a lot easier than upgrading your Griz to a spiral head. The one thing I would verify is how many times have the inserts been rotated…in a cabinet shop they may have a lot more wear than a hobbyist machine.

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#7 posted 05-04-2015 06:19 PM

Went see planer. Large gouges in bed infeed and out feed rollers have deep gouges also. Height adj wheel has a lot of play. Was hard wired does not have plug to demonstrate. Alot of flags for me

-- klcrd

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#8 posted 05-05-2015 12:49 AM

The use in a production shop is something you can’t predict…. Maybe it’s too good to be true. I wouldn’t have been afraid to walk away either.

You seem to be ok with it, so no worries.

You gotta figure a cabinet shop isn’t in the business to lose money.

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#9 posted 05-05-2015 12:52 AM

Thanks. No one there knew anything about it they went to tbe shop in the back and asked if tgey would hook up to run they said no it was take it lije it was so i passed

-- klcrd

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#10 posted 05-05-2015 03:09 AM

Geez, I’m now thinking I gave away mine when I sold the same planer in good working order last year for $700. It had scratches in the bed as well but the buyer was glad to get it.

klcrd, I would have done the same as you and declined if they weren’t willing or unable to demonstrate it, but I think I would have pressed them to find a way.

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#11 posted 05-05-2015 03:17 AM

I dont know call me crazy but i think they shiuld have had it ready to demonstrate when i bought my grizzly 15 inch the guy ran it and planed some boards slso but this one didnt even have s plug on the end it was hard wired i just could not justify if i would have left my money then get it home it would be mine i didnt want them odds

-- klcrd

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#12 posted 05-05-2015 03:27 AM


I dont know call me crazy but i think they shiuld have had it ready to demonstrate when i bought my grizzly 15 inch the guy ran it and planed some boards slso but this one didnt even have s plug on the end it was hard wired i just could not justify if i would have left my money then get it home it would be mine i didnt want them odds

- dustycajun

Might have been a three phase machine that was taken out of service and replaced with another unit. It was a commercial environment, so it’s entirely possible. And they usually don’t have a plug – but are wired directly to a box on the wall. If that was the case, then it would have been a huge hassle to hook up for a demo.

Cheers,
Brad

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#13 posted 05-06-2015 02:43 AM

Because of the gouges, and unable to test the motor… offer less than asking price. Then determine if replacement parts, re-machining bed, etc is worth it. I would take it for $400-$500. Of course, I am 93% done tearing down and re-assembling my 15” Jet planer so I think it’s all easy :)

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#14 posted 05-06-2015 02:01 PM

Too good to be true. They had it priced because they knew what was wrong with it. Good for you to walk away.

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#15 posted 05-06-2015 02:17 PM

Thanks. For the advice.

-- klcrd

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