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Forum topic by Holbs posted 05-17-2015 12:47 AM 1454 views 0 times favorited 14 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Holbs

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05-17-2015 12:47 AM

I went to this auction thinking this Geetech 8” Jointer was surely going to be sold for $300 – $500. I believe this model is the clone to Jet & Grizzly of the 2001 era of jointers. I knew parts were missing, but I could not refuse the $55 bid that was offered… I took it. Nobody else wanted it because of the rust (ha…rust doesn’t scare me!) and missing parts. I’ll gamble that I can get the parts without breaking the bank. Besides, needed a 8” jointer to replace my desktop 6” anyways. No idea if functioning motor (no rust anywhere but top cast iron parts due to rain this week) or if something is amiss with the beds themselves. As I said… this is a worth while gamble.

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#1 posted 05-17-2015 01:06 AM

Nice score Holbs,

I think like you said there is any downside to this purchase at this price. I am truly jealous as this is the second restoration I have watched of yours that I myself wished I could have stumbled upon and attempted. The planer you did turned out marvelous and I am sure you will do great on this one as well. I look forward to the updates and blog to follow and only ask where on earth do you keep dragging up these gems?

-- Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of His might. Put on the full armor of God, so that you will be able to stand firm against the schemes of the devil. -Ephesians 6:10-11

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#2 posted 05-17-2015 01:10 AM

persistence and luck. Since keeping eye on auctions, I have only seen a local 8” quality jointer once (sure, there are plenty of 6” jointers like my rockwell / delta I currently have found at an auction…or the big DJ jointers that run $1200+): today. And never seen a Jet 15” planer for $100 on craigslist, til couple months ago. Though, this is getting tiring at the same time. All this rehab / restore work takes me away from true wood working. I REALLY want to get at the hand tool cabinet. But I would be a fool to pass these one of a kind deals up.

-- Yes, my profile picture is of a Carpenter Bee! The name is derived from the Ancient Greek "wood-cutter"

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gfadvm

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#3 posted 05-17-2015 01:11 AM

You are certainly a glutton for punishment! But if this one turns out as well as the planer, you stole it.

Carry on….....

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#4 posted 05-17-2015 01:14 AM

oh…this came in at $10. Stanley Bailey #7. couldn’t resist to get this either :) it’s in terrible shape..but i’m not skittish about rehab’ing

-- Yes, my profile picture is of a Carpenter Bee! The name is derived from the Ancient Greek "wood-cutter"

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#5 posted 05-17-2015 01:23 AM

That #7 is another score Holbs,

I have many shop projects including making a legitimate bench with good vises/benchdogs before I will ever be able to truly start enjoying hand tools. Right now I am able to move my current bench while planing which makes it counter productive. Good luck and thank you for the encouragement to keep looking around. Where do you find these auctions? I have seen a few in the area, most of which have been in the Chicago area, which is a day trip away from me anyway. These auctions also seem to only have 3 phase stuff available. Thank you in advance and have a wonderful day!

-- Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of His might. Put on the full armor of God, so that you will be able to stand firm against the schemes of the devil. -Ephesians 6:10-11

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#6 posted 05-17-2015 01:41 AM

Woodsman… best check out this auction on the 20th:
http://www.betthausers.com/ in milwaukee. a couple wood working chisels of interest and ooooo…those wooden planes i would really want to bid on.

-- Yes, my profile picture is of a Carpenter Bee! The name is derived from the Ancient Greek "wood-cutter"

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#7 posted 05-17-2015 02:08 AM

sent email to Loma Tools up in Washington to see if they still dabble with Geetechs. So far, closest clone looks to be the Grizzly 0500 or Grizzly G1018 8” jointers. This Geetech does have 4 blade cutterhead like the 0500 while the G1018 only has 3. hmm

-- Yes, my profile picture is of a Carpenter Bee! The name is derived from the Ancient Greek "wood-cutter"

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#8 posted 05-17-2015 03:13 AM

Wowzer!

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

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#9 posted 05-17-2015 05:43 AM

Thanks Holbs,

The heads up is appreciated, but I have to work on that day and work until 630. I assume you found the link by googling Milwaukee auctions? Thank you in advance.

-- Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of His might. Put on the full armor of God, so that you will be able to stand firm against the schemes of the devil. -Ephesians 6:10-11

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#10 posted 05-17-2015 10:45 AM

google is my friend :)

-- Yes, my profile picture is of a Carpenter Bee! The name is derived from the Ancient Greek "wood-cutter"

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#11 posted 05-17-2015 11:38 AM

Nice grab, Bad thing about cast iron, rust real easy, good thing about cast iron, rust comes off real easy!!!! Redid a 6” one last summer, started with 240 grit wet and dry with PB Plaster, then 400 then 600 grit, turned out great.

-- Knowledge and experience equals Wisdom, Michael Frankowski

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#12 posted 05-17-2015 12:51 PM

Wow, pretty soon you’ll be the Rehab Master ! Nice score on this one!

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#13 posted 05-17-2015 08:54 PM

I am not jealous, but I am impressed with your willingness to take on a challenge.

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#14 posted 05-23-2015 12:35 AM

Progress! Have been emailing Judy at Loma Tools about this GeeTech. She sent me a parts list and will assist in ordering them from Taiwan on my behalf. I am glad I contacted them because I “thought” the Grizzly 0500 was a similiar clone. From afar, it may look the same. But the internals would not work on this Geetech. So, will be a good number of weeks before I can rehab this machine. Which gives time for anti-rusting and knife sharpening.

-- Yes, my profile picture is of a Carpenter Bee! The name is derived from the Ancient Greek "wood-cutter"

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