6" rigid joiner?

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01-27-2016 11:40 AM

I found a 6 in rigid joiner for 350.00, or best offer. It looks to be in good shape and blades he says are new. Is it worth the price or should I wait. I know everyone will say buy a larger but for now it’s not going to happen. I don’t really need larger and I don’t have the space.
Thanks Gerald

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#1 posted 01-27-2016 12:29 PM

I haven’t heard anything bad about the Ridgid. I’ve heard that they sometimes go on sale new for about $350 from HD…..

If its in really good shape i’d offer him $275

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#2 posted 01-27-2016 01:09 PM

It might be a decent machine, but personally I stay away from the consumer-type machines.

I recommend checking CL for that kind of money see what is available.

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#3 posted 01-27-2016 01:19 PM

The ridgid 6” is all I have used for the last 12 years. I have had to do minimal maintenance and it has been moved from one side of the country and back again without having to re-true the top. Great little machine. The dust collection works fairly good. It can be a pain to set up just like any jointer, but overall it would be a good pick. Oh, and the only thing I would change is the width of course. 12” probably.

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#4 posted 01-27-2016 01:39 PM

I bought one new in box from a guy getting divorced for a good price and it works great for me. If it’s in clean shape $350 is a fair price (new $600 plus sales tax). The older made in U.S.A. Emerson motors are better than what they sell now.

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#5 posted 01-27-2016 01:40 PM

Prices do vary across the country. I purchased same jointer about two years ago for $200
in FL. Good jointer, but you may want to wait on a better deal or offer less.
Do similar jointers in your state on CL go for the same amount?

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#6 posted 01-27-2016 02:58 PM

The price is always a moving target. I did pick mine up new when the stores was closing them out as in “stock item” so I think I paid about $300 new. The machine has served me for years, and puts square edges on boards and flattens faces. I wish the tables were longer from time to time. $350 is not a steal, but if you need one…there is probably some value there. Would be more excited at $300 or less though.

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#7 posted 01-27-2016 03:16 PM

I’ve always wondered about that little jointer & how good it was. Reading all your guys comments was very interesting.

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#8 posted 01-27-2016 03:20 PM

Decent jointer, very similar to the Grizzly 1182, Bridgewood, Sunhill, Jet, GI, and PM of the late 90s early 2000s. $350 is more than I ‘d pay….$250-$300 depending on condition.

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#9 posted 01-27-2016 03:46 PM

I have the ridgid too, bought it new at HD in 2007. It has been a nice machine. I would recommend it since you say the 6” capacity fits your needs.

The knives are fairly inexpensive and have held up well for me. I agree that closer to $300 would be a good deal but you are not getting beat up at $350.

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#10 posted 01-27-2016 11:22 PM

Another Up vote for the 6” Ridgid, I got mine for $200 NIB when they put all the grey tools on clearance, both tables were spot on out of the box and the only thing I really ever have to adjust if the fence to 90*.

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#11 posted 01-28-2016 01:00 AM

+1 on the 610p. $150 when the gray tools were clearanced. one of the WW mags rated it a bets value in class. never had an issue with mine.

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#12 posted 01-28-2016 01:13 AM

I’d say offer 250.00. Can’t hurt to ask. Make sure you can get blades for it. I would assume they are still available for that model.


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#13 posted 01-28-2016 03:58 AM

I also have one. Got it about 6 months ago for $220. All it needed was a new set of blades and some clean up of rust that wasn’t that bad.
Works great for me and I don’t know what I would do with a larger one.

-- Steve: Franklin, WI

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