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#1 posted 03-04-2013 10:10 PM

I’d definitely suggest sticking with a belt drive cast iron stationary model as opposed to a benchtop. Even the humble HF 6” jointer is capable of making flat square boards.

I’d make an offer $250 for the Ridgid now before it’s gone, then arrange pickup. It’s quite possible that $300 is more than they were looking to get….I usually ask what a seller would be willing to take before making my offer, because sometimes they ask less than what I was going to offer. If it’s more than $250, that’s the time to explain that $250 is your top end and put the ball back in their court….you can always leave your number.

Here's a nice old King Seeley for $65 that might be within driving distance from you.

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