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RE: Used Jointer Questions - fredhargis - 07-13-2019

(07-13-2019, 12:01 AM)ajkoontz Wrote: Wow, unanimous consensus on the DJ-20. Hope I’m didn’t wait too long and miss it. FWIW, my buddy is trying to preserve the integrity of the auction, it’s not totally about the money. He’s gotta liquidate his entire shop for family reasons, so kind of a lot going on with him.

Let us know what you wind up with.


RE: Used Jointer Questions - ®smpr_fi_mac® - 07-13-2019

For under $1k I purchased and rehabbed a century and a quarter old 12" jointer.

Have you considered this route?


RE: Used Jointer Questions - ajkoontz - 07-15-2019

(07-13-2019, 11:15 AM)fredhargis Wrote: Let us know what you wind up with.
Norm sold another jointer yesterday......
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RE: Used Jointer Questions - ajkoontz - 07-15-2019

(07-13-2019, 04:10 PM)®smpr_fi_mac® Wrote: For under $1k I purchased and rehabbed a century and a quarter old 12" jointer.

Have you considered this route?

I have. I love old arn but just don't have the room for anything bigger. It's pushing it for me to make room for an 8".


RE: Used Jointer Questions - fredhargis - 07-15-2019

Congrats...are the fence and guard MIA?


RE: Used Jointer Questions - ajkoontz - 07-15-2019

(07-15-2019, 08:37 AM)fredhargis Wrote: Congrats...are the fence and guard MIA?

It's complete, I just didn't get it all put back together. Got to see it run before I bought it, so hopefully no surprises. It's not going to win any beauty pageants, but I think she's got it where it counts. I plan on adding a byrd head at which point I'll be all in for just under a grand. Not a huge savings over a new Grizzly, especially if you factor in cosmetics, but like my earlier post alluded to I've wanted a DJ-20 since I was a teenager watching Norm use his on the NYW.


RE: Used Jointer Questions - Admiral - 07-15-2019

(07-15-2019, 08:58 AM)ajkoontz Wrote: It's complete, I just didn't get it all put back together. Got to see it run before I bought it, so hopefully no surprises. It's not going to win any beauty pageants, but I think she's got it where it counts. I plan on adding a byrd head at which point I'll be all in for just under a grand. Not a huge savings over a new Grizzly, especially if you factor in cosmetics, but like my earlier post alluded to I've wanted a DJ-20 since I was a teenager watching Norm use his on the NYW.

Good for you.  I know, I may start a flame war, but I really don't see the need for a byrd head on a jointer; a planer perhaps, but with a set of new knives, with a touchup from time to time, mine does just fine.  Think about it, everything you face joint gets put into the planer anyway, and maybe its my habit of jointing edges before final glue up/assembly with a #7, but I've never seen a need for a new head.  But congrats on your purchase, you must be pleased.


RE: Used Jointer Questions - stav - 07-15-2019

I like it very much.  The rust, etc just adds to the character.  Congrats on the acquisition at a good price.


RE: Used Jointer Questions - ajkoontz - 07-15-2019

(07-15-2019, 09:09 AM)Admiral Wrote: Good for you.  I know, I may start a flame war, but I really don't see the need for a byrd head on a jointer; a planer perhaps, but with a set of new knives, with a touchup from time to time, mine does just fine.  Think about it, everything you face joint gets put into the planer anyway, and maybe its my habit of jointing edges before final glue up/assembly with a #7, but I've never seen a need for a new head.  But congrats on your purchase, you must be pleased.

Good food for thought. I'll probably start with a new set of knives before I take the plunge.


RE: Used Jointer Questions - TDKPE - 07-15-2019

(07-15-2019, 08:58 AM)ajkoontz Wrote: It's not going to win any beauty pageants, but I think she's got it where it counts. 

Buy a brand new bulldozer, put it to work, and it looks like a not brand new bulldozer in a week.  But it's still brand new where it counts.   Laugh