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Forum topic by interpim posted 10-16-2010 12:18 AM 1873 views 0 times favorited 11 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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interpim

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10-16-2010 12:18 AM

I’ve noticed Home Depot has this on sale for $299 plus free shipping right now on their website. Do you think this is a good deal? and also, which should I get first? planer or jointer and why? I only have enough at any one time to buy 1 big tool purchase LOL.

-- San Diego, CA


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#1 posted 10-16-2010 12:28 AM

Hi interpim,

I don’t know the answer to your question but I “Ridgid JP0610 Jointer” into the search box here on LJ and found two reviews.

I’m going to go read them now because I’m looking for a jointer too. I already have a planer but I wish I had bought the jointer first.

Bothus

-- Jerry Boshear, Professional Kitchen Designer, amature woodworker.

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#2 posted 10-16-2010 02:21 AM

I’ve been wanting to get one for a long time but haven’t had the money. All the reviews I’ve read have been good. I just pulled the plug a couple hours ago. I will let you know how it is when I get it.

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#3 posted 10-16-2010 04:10 AM

I’ve just purchased this unit too – overall, really great reviews for a 6’ jointer. I spoke with the customer service folks on their 1800 line and if you call them after you receive and accept delivery for the unit, they will give you a 10% discount based on a competitor coupon (ie. Lowes), the same way that they do in the physical store. Just another little cost savings, but hey, it all adds up in the end!

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#4 posted 10-16-2010 06:37 PM

I just bought one for $200. I was marked down by mistake. I only used it a few times and it worked great.

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#5 posted 10-16-2010 09:36 PM

I’ve read good things about that jointer in it’s class but, when I look it up on HD I only see it for $429. Is there some code or anything special to find that price? I’d jump on it myself.

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#6 posted 10-16-2010 10:47 PM

the deal expired last night at midnight

-- San Diego, CA

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#7 posted 10-17-2010 03:46 PM

Yesterday I tried to get to this on their website and it was showing the regular price. However while searching around on the table top jointer page, I found another link still showing it at $299. But when you follow the link it takes you to the tool at the regular price. So I sent HD an email pointing this out. First they said I was mistaken and t is $429. So I sent them the link on the page for the table top model and they came back telling me it was the table top model and not the model I questioned. Duh!

So I sent another message with a screen print of the link clearly displaying the $299. My only problem is I was really not ready to buy this jointer but I am always one to take on the system. So if in the end they blink first and tell me I can still buy it for $299 then I have a big problem.

I am home recovering from foot/ankle surgery and am on crutches. I can’t put any weight on the foot so getting around has been (and will be for a little while yet) difficult. My wife has been doing double duty takeing care of me and doing my chores. And to add to the mix our daughter just had a baby so she has been running back and forth. So how do I tell her that while she has been doing all this I have been surfing the Internet and I have to spent $300 on a tool that I don’t even have room for in the shop and by the way when they deliver this beast you will have to bring it inside, just to save face with HD?

Normally I could plead my case and there is at least 50/50 chance of getting it but under these circumstances, ??? She is not known to resort to violence and lucky for me she is not a really good shot, but then again I can’t move too fast either. This looks like it could end really ugly. In this case cowardice may be the better part of valor so if I do win out with HD, I will probably say thank you but nevermind. Although I might test the waters a little first. Maybe you all will hear from me in the future, but then again maybe not.

-- Ron, Kutztown, PA "The reward is in the journey."

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#8 posted 10-17-2010 04:33 PM

good luck with your wife Beeguy, hopefully it doesn’t end up with you recovering any longer than necessary. I am curious as to what HD has to say about it though.

-- San Diego, CA

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#9 posted 10-18-2010 03:29 PM

I guess this is the end of the saga unless I am willing to push it, which I am not. HD sent me an email late last night thanking me for pointing out the inconsistency in their website. They also mentioned that errors sometimes occur and they reserve the right to correct them and essentially not be bound to the error. Again, I think if I complained enough they would honor it, but since I was not really in the market in the first placed I will let it drop. Domestic tranquility has been preserved.

-- Ron, Kutztown, PA "The reward is in the journey."

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#10 posted 10-18-2010 04:12 PM

Beeguy: just in case the opportunity DOES come up, again … my only advice would be … use the straight boards, and quickly start building yourself a dog house :-)

Congrats on the grand-baby :-)

Sorry about the foot & ankle thing. Hope the surgery was a success. Being down is tough on the spirits. Sometimes, a new power tool IS what the doctor ordered :-)

-- -- Neil

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#11 posted 10-22-2010 10:50 PM

I was very fortunate to find one at a nearby HD that used to carry stationary tools but not any more. I guess it was maybe six weeks ago. Sale price $107. The interesting thing was I called them 2 weeks ago to just see it they still had their 15” drill press. THey had one left and let it go for $149.

The moral is: see if you can find a lower volume store that used to carry stationary tools and ask if they have any left.

Scott

-- All lessons are repeated until learned

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