It’s been a busy, and expensive, week. Picked up so many tools I haven’t even finished setting them all up yet, much less playing with them.
The Ridgid 13” Thickness Planer R4330 was a breeze to set up. Unpacked it, attached the dust collector, and it was ready to go. I spent more time cleaning up shavings from the test run because the shopvac was clogged (before I connected it) than I did setting it up!
The Ridgid 6” jointer JP0610, however, not so easy. There is one bolt that requires you to reach way in, and my arm didn’t fit, so I had my girlfriend help me out. There wasn’t enough room for a socket set and it was at an angle so that bolt is only hand-tight, but there are two others that were accessible so I think it should be OK. I also put the motor in backwards, despite doublechecking the instructions, so that cost some time as well. Tensioning the belt was easy. Once we got past those issues, it ran nicely, and despite the short feeds on it, I think it will do nicely for the things I’m working on.
Tonight I set up the Bench Dog 40-001 router table and try to attach the Bosch 1617EVS to it…