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Shop Update #24: Jointer update and plans for the weekend

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Blog entry by TheKingInYellow posted 08-05-2011 03:47 PM 1653 reads 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 23: Jointer woes... Part 24 of Shop Update series Part 25: Wiring done! »

So despite 8 hours or so of fiddling, cajoling, begging and weeping, I have been unable to square up my new Rikon jointer. It’s back at the dealer and they are going to take a crack at it. If they can’t do it, I’m shopping for a jointer again. This time one with parallelogram tables!

I have my permit for the 220v wiring, so this weekend’s goal is to get the cable pulled and ready for inspection next week. Then I can get the new saw assembled, tuned and fired up!

-- I'm just learning how to cut the stuff with some other stuff...



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Bertha

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#1 posted 08-05-2011 03:51 PM

For what it’s worth, I just bought a 2008 PM 6” for pennies on the dollar. The infeed way was frozen but with a little help from LJ’s, I freed it. It’s dead flat and straighter than Clinton’s. ;)

Just sayin. Sorry about your headache with Rikon.

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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TheKingInYellow

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#2 posted 08-05-2011 04:25 PM

The used tool market in Winnipeg sucks. I’ve seen some 6” unknown brand (Durex?) jointers selling for $300 or more and that’s about it.

I’ll wait and see what can be done with the Rikon and if nothing gives there, I’ll start looking at my options. This has me rethinking 8” vs 6” and straight knife vs cylindrical.

G0490X anyone? My wife would murder me :D

-- I'm just learning how to cut the stuff with some other stuff...

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Chris

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#3 posted 08-05-2011 09:37 PM

How’s the pricing on the General brand up there? Any better than here in the U.S. ?

-- "Everything that is great and inspiring is created by the individual who labors in freedom" -- Albert Einstein

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TheKingInYellow

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#4 posted 08-05-2011 09:42 PM

Not great. The guys working on the Rikon are also a General dealer, so I might be able to exchange for that as well. Still the retail on an 80-200L (no Helical, no Parallelogram) is $1,600. The 80-225HC (Helical, Parallelogram) is over $3k. I can bargain down from that a bit, obviously.

I’m really not sure why we can’t get great pricing on General stuff.

-- I'm just learning how to cut the stuff with some other stuff...

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TheKingInYellow

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#5 posted 08-05-2011 09:46 PM

I can get Steel City in town too. $1,149 for an 8” with granite beds and a helical head.

-- I'm just learning how to cut the stuff with some other stuff...

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