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Forum topic by Dagobah posted 08-25-2016 06:37 PM 981 views 0 times favorited 22 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Dagobah

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08-25-2016 06:37 PM

A neighbor is selling some tools, including a 6” Ridgid Jointer and a 13” Ridgid Planer. He estimates both are around 10-12 years old.

The jointer has a nick in the blade about 3/4” from the fence. He just moves the fence over the nick, so in function it’s closer to a 5” planer. Both have seen very little use.

1) What would be a reasonable price for both of these? He’s asking $450 for the set.

2) For anyone who has used these, how do you like them? (I haven’t been able to find many reviews.)

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HerbC

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#1 posted 08-25-2016 07:16 PM

No experience with the jointer, although I’ve read several forum/review posts that indicate it’s a decent machine.

I have the planer. The first one I had worked well for a while then the gearbox that drives the feed rollers went bad. After some intervention at Home Depot I got a new unit to replace the failed one.

You will not have any warranty on the used machines.

The jointer is no longer in production/sale as far as I know. The planer retails for $369.

I think the price for the package is a bit high.

Good luck!

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Herb

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knotscott

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#2 posted 08-25-2016 07:21 PM

The jointer is pretty much the same design as the older Grizzly 1182, Jet, Sunhill, Bridgewood, GI, etc….very well proven basic 6” jointer.

If the planer is the TP1300, it’s a bonafide workhorse, still on the market under the Cutech logo (and Steel City prior to that). (edit – just saw the pic…it’s definitely the TP1300).

$450 isn’t bad. The jointer blades can be resharpened or replaced pretty easily for < $25. Blades should still be available for the planer. You could offer $425, and mentioned getting the jointer blades fixed up with the $25 saved. $400 would be a better deal, but you’re not likely to run into a better jointer and planer < $450 on a regular basis. If it’d be awkward to offer less money because he’s your neighbor, $450 is reasonable IMO. In the end, you’ll have two very decent tools at a fair price.

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DalyArcher

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#3 posted 08-25-2016 07:21 PM

I have a rigid 13 inch planer. Great machine for the price. I like the indexing feature on mine but hate the dust chute design.

From what I recall the jointers weren’t half bad, decent reviews from what I read. changing blades should be easy enough to make it a 6 inch jointer again.

Price does seem a bit high though for them. see if you can knock him down a bit.

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Kirk650

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#4 posted 08-25-2016 07:24 PM

Not a bad price. I have the jointer, and it’s 10 years old or older. I put a Grizzly spiral carbide cutter head on it a couple of years ago, which was a great decision. If you buy the jointer, I think I have a set of sharp straight blades I can send you.

Even better, buy the jointer and a new Dewalt 735 planer.

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joey502

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#5 posted 08-25-2016 07:54 PM

I have that jointer and planer. Mine are the orange version just after the ones in your pics. The 1300 is a 2 knife head, jointer is 3 knives.

I think $450 is a fair price based on my use of the pair, i would buy them for that. You could maybe do a little better but why potentially soil the neighborly relationship over a couple bucks.

The jointer knives can be bought from amazon, holbren and other places for $17 ( for the set). Knives for the planer run about $30 but they are double edged.

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xeddog

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#6 posted 08-26-2016 04:17 PM

I have that jointer and it has served me well. I bought it nib from Home Despot when they were clearing them out to make room for the new orange machines. I paid $150.

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lennyk

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#7 posted 08-26-2016 09:52 PM

Have the jointer and it works well,
New blades were $20 on eBay plus I also made a sharpening jig.

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PoolHound

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#8 posted 08-26-2016 10:27 PM

I have that planer and it has served me very well for years. The jointer is OK and functional but nothing to write home about. IMHO the price is a tad on the high side for this pair but as others have said he is your neighbor so its tough.

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ArtMann

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#9 posted 08-27-2016 01:12 AM

I own that same combo and by chance, they are currently for sale. I had great service from both of these machines for 10+ years. The only reason I am selling after all this time is I bought a 12 inch jointer planer combo machine from Jet. I haven’t decided on a price yet but I think $450 is a little high, even if they are in great shape.

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toolie

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#10 posted 08-27-2016 11:56 AM

Price seems fair +/- $50. Being gray tools, they both are covered by a lifetime warranty against manufacturing defects, regardless of ownership( not to be confused with ridgids current LSA).

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dhazelton

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#11 posted 08-27-2016 12:34 PM

I have that same iteration of jointer and it’s supposed to have an american made Emerson motor (Emerson made the entire machine). After that it became a Mexican motor and then who knows. I don’t think his price is out of line, but if you say “If you’ll do $400 I’ll take ‘em now” and he’ll probably be happy.

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skatefriday

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#12 posted 08-27-2016 06:44 PM

I have the planer, except in orange. Once I figured out that you need to
occasionally clean the rollers with some mineral spirits (I was having trouble
getting wood to feed through as the rollers would slip) it has worked great.

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Dagobah

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#13 posted 09-03-2016 06:27 PM

Thanks everyone for the feedback. I was able to try these out today.

The jointer does need the blades replaced, as the knives had about 1.5” of nicks on the side closer to the fence. The tables and fence all need to be sanded down and waxed, as they were rusted/pitted a bit. I assume this is pretty straightforward? I ran a board though and it had a LOT of resistance. (I assume this is due to the table.)

The planer worked well, but left some very slight teardrop shapes across the board. I assume this was because we were taking off too much material (1/8th) for the 6” board.


The jointer knives can be bought from amazon, holbren and other places for $17 ( for the set). Knives for the planer run about $30 but they are double edged.

joey502: Can you point me to the blades online? How much of a PITA were they to change? I noticed Rockler even sells a jig for this.

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CharlesA

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#14 posted 09-03-2016 06:50 PM

I too have the planer. Works quite well. Set the in/outfeed tables slightly higher than dead flat to reduce snipe. Cheap blades off amazon and relatively easy to change.

I don’t have that jointer, but I had to sharpen the knives on my used jointer. I think that nicked/not sharp blades are par for the course on a used jointer—and you’ll have to sharpen/replace the blades more than once if you use it for several years.

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Dagobah

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#15 posted 09-03-2016 06:53 PM



I too have the planer. Works quite well. Set the in/outfeed tables slightly higher than dead flat to reduce snipe. Cheap blades off amazon and relatively easy to change.

I don t have that jointer, but I had to sharpen the knives on my used jointer. I think that nicked/not sharp blades are par for the course on a used jointer—and you ll have to sharpen/replace the blades more than once if you use it for several years.

- CharlesA

Good to know. Do you think I’m right in thinking the surface of the tables was responsible for the board being difficult to feed through? If that’s it and I can easily sand those down, I’ll see if I can make a deal on these tomorrow.

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