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    SCM FS41 Advice

    Hey everyone,
    I am looking into a used SCM FS41 Jointer/planer that I can get for around $4500 used. I currently have a Powermatic 8” helical head jointer and a DeWalt 13” planer. Both work very well. I’m not really sure “why” I need this, besides 16” jointing sounds awesome. Does this price seem high or fair to y’all? Thanks so much.

    Todd

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    16" is indeed nice. What year is this machine and what type of cutterhead (regular or Tersa)? Would need to know more to give an opinion.

    Erik
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    I believe it is around a 2014-2015. It has a Tersa head.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Todd Sebek View Post
    I believe it is around a 2014-2015. It has a Tersa head.
    Is it an Elite or Classic?

    Erik
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    Classic to my knowledge. It is a 2016 model.

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    Hi Todd. If it’s the unit listed on the Austin CL for $5k, I took a look at it last week in person. The seller dropped the price to $4500 pretty quickly but didn’t want to go lower so I passed.

    It has some cosmetic parts broken on it (safety guard, mortiser attachment cover) and some surface rust from being stored in a non climate control location for 3 years. There also wasn’t any 240v on-site to test the unit.

    Definitely a nice unit for the right buyer though.

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    If the tables are flat, and the motor good, the Tersa head makes it an OK deal. Not a screamer but new is likely more than double that price and Tersa on a jointer is as good as it gets. Better than an insert IMO. Dave

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    Brand new right now that machine is listed for $6400. If it does have the issues listed above I'd like to see the price a tad lower. I would def want to see the machine run and listen for bearing issues and you really should check the table flatness.

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