|Forum topic by thewoodmaster||posted 04-14-2010 06:23 AM||905 views||0 times favorited||3 replies|
04-14-2010 06:23 AM
I currently have an older Jet 6” jointer that I purchased 5 months ago for $250 off craigslist. I got it from the original owner and he said it was about 15 years old. Still works great. I just purchased a new set of knives for it, but have yet to install them.
I was at Home Depot today and they are selling the Ridgid 6” jointer for $299, down from the original price of $429.
I’m tempted to sell the Jet and get the Ridgid. I like the idea of having something new and am a fan of Ridgid products. Not to mention the lifetime service agreement. Nothing like having a tool that the company will fix forever.
I am curious what others think out there in lumberjock land. I have read a couple of reviews here on the site for the ridgid and would love to have others chime in on this.
-- dan "insert pithy woodworking coment here"