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Forum topic by bonehead posted 08-13-2010 12:57 AM 4363 views 0 times favorited 16 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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08-13-2010 12:57 AM

Topic tags/keywords: tip jointer

I saw in the review section last night (which was gone a short time after) that HD was “clearancing out” their 6 1/8” jointer. I called 4 HDs until I found one. I bought it over the phone in Hickory NC for $107 and will pick it up Saturday.

The information in the review section last night is correct. This may be against the rules but I am posting just in case this information is helpful to someone.


-- All lessons are repeated until learned

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#1 posted 08-13-2010 01:05 AM

Now thats a gloat, at a steal!

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#2 posted 08-13-2010 09:52 PM

$107 is a crazy good deal for the ridgid jointer. I picked one up on craigslist a few months back for about $200 and thought that was a good price. If anyone in the Central Florida area is looking for them, the Daytona Beach home depot had at least two as of a week ago, although I think the price was closer to $250 there.

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#3 posted 08-13-2010 11:59 PM

just curious but how does a tool like that get so cheap at HD? was it run in their weekly sale ad or was it refurbished?

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#4 posted 08-14-2010 02:58 AM

How does it get so cheap?

It is a display model.
No blades. No wedges or set screws.
Slightly bent infeed guard.
The grime of 1000’s hands on the surface.
The joy of bringing it home with no packaging.
The uncertainty of how it was assembled and handled in the store.

Now that it is in the shop….I don’t know if it is worth it. I priced the replacement parts and they equal about what I paid…...I don’t know about this.


I can always take it back. But I will call the manager and see if they will supply the blades and assembly parts.

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#5 posted 08-14-2010 02:03 PM

Buy one in the box with all the parts. It’s a nice machine and does its job nicely.

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#6 posted 08-14-2010 04:21 PM

The tools get so cheap because they are being clearanced out. Home depot will not be carrying them anymore.
So the best way to get them out of the store is to drop the price. I expect their bandsaw to drop in price a lot pretty soon as well. unfortunately houston has not clearanced them out yet still 299

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#7 posted 08-15-2010 12:29 AM

I just couldn’t tolerate the condition of the disp;ay model so I took it back. The guy at HD who helped me unload it said that he had been there 6 years and it was on display when he got there. Uggh. Good riddance.

Now the good news – I found one in a box/new at an HD in Charlotte. Still it was $107. Total travel time 2 hours but I needed to go to Woodcraft anyway.

-- All lessons are repeated until learned

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#8 posted 08-15-2010 03:40 AM

Checked all 3 HD’s in the area and all still marked at $299.

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#9 posted 08-15-2010 03:57 AM

I qwas in Federal Way the other day, about 379 +/-

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#10 posted 08-15-2010 02:31 PM

Now that’s a good deal bonehead!!

I got mine for $379 in Danville, and I can’t complain at all. I shopped pretty heavy on the 6” range jointers and being a casual hobbiest I really couldn’t justify an 8” one.

I had looked at a lot of 6” jointers that were twice what I got the Ridgid for and I couldn’t really see that they were built that much better if at all.

I put mine on woodriver base to move it around the shop and it really performs flawlessly.

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#11 posted 08-15-2010 05:39 PM

Yo, dude, I’ll give you $125 for it! 15% clear profit! lol

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#12 posted 08-15-2010 05:40 PM

By the way, any chance you could drop it off here in Winnipeg? (ducking and grinning)

-- The nicer the nice, the higher the price!

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#13 posted 09-17-2010 07:31 PM

Anyone in Houston interested in buying one of these for $300? I have a brand spanking new one still shrink-wrapped that I have listed on Craigslist – Houston for $325, but will take $300. Local pickup only.

-- Chris

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#14 posted 09-17-2010 07:47 PM

What a deal! I’ll top Big Tiny’s offer and give you$130. :-)

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#15 posted 09-22-2010 10:23 PM

That’s a great price for a good jointer. I paid sticker for mine about a year ago.

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