I have that jointer and basically have no negative issues with it for what it is. It is, as you stated, a fairly basic jointer but then all knife styled jointers are pretty basic machines. The asking price is a bit on the high side for a used 6" jointer. When I purchased mine, I paid $444 for it but shortly after that the price on this jointer went through the roof! So, depending on its age, the seller could be trying to get almost as much out of it now as was paid for it when it was new.