Someone in my town has an aolder 6 inch Jet jointer for 300.00. He says
the blades are sharp. That is about the amount I have to spend on one
but wanted to know whay you guys thought since I am a newbie.
This is not to deter you but I sold my old Jet jointer for $200. I was
not happy with it as it tended to shake when I fed a board across it.
I think it was because of the stand. I was able to minimize the
instability by reinforcing the stand with 3/4 inch plywood braces. I
can not rememebr its model number but I know that it was an older Jet
(with adjustable out feed table) and they made improvements on the
stand since I purchased mine.
I'm not trying to sell you a Grizzly but you should compare their
models- including shipping- with what you could buy used and then make
a firm decision.
Price seems a bit high, but price seems to depend on the area. I know if you
advertised a 6" open stand Jet for $300 around here it would be gone! I
would offer a bit less, maybe $250 and see what happens. Also you did not
say which model, open or closed stand, price would depend on the model.
Closed stand? Grab it quick!!
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Hi Stryped. It all depends on what model it is. I paid about $600 new
for a nice closed base Jet 6" jointer years ago.. If it's that model,
$300 is a good price, IMO.
Look on ebay, go to advanced search, and search completed listings for
the specific model. That will give you a good idea.
There's some value in buying it now, vs waiting more months, hoping to
get a better deal. I don't often see used jointers for sale in my area,
and I live in a fairly big metropolitan area.
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