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Ridgid Model # JP0610 w/ Spiral Cutter Head -($400) Deal or No deal?

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Forum topic by Jordan123 posted 08-16-2018 12:30 PM 253 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Jordan123

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08-16-2018 12:30 PM

I am going to look at the ridgid Model # JP0610 jointer today.

It has a spiral cutterhead already installed in it. Is $400 a good deal? It seems to be in pretty good condition.


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#1 posted 08-16-2018 12:40 PM

That Ridgid jointer is a solid machine and with the spiral cutterhead upgrade that $400 price tag is a fair asking price.

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#2 posted 08-16-2018 12:41 PM

Well, I just paid $400 {actually $386} for my spiral cutter head alone, so yeah, I would say it’s worth it. Rigid makes a pretty decent jointer even without the spiral cutter head. All that said, I don’t find the spiral cuter heads to be quite all they are cracked up to be. Don’t get me wrong, they are worth it just for the longevity of the blades in tough wood. But I don’t find them all that much quieter than a good sharp set of straight knives and I don’t really find them the end all, be all of stopping tear out either. In my personal experience they are not quieter enough to bother mentioning…maybe I just have noisy machines, and you can still get tear out for sure. Again, where the spiral cutter head shines is not having to piddle around with a magnetic base dial indicator for an hour to set up straight blades and having the thing stay sharp, at the minimum, 10 times longer

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#3 posted 08-16-2018 12:42 PM

not familiar with that model but I do know a shelix head itself is $340.00 for that model

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#4 posted 08-16-2018 12:49 PM



Well, I just paid $400 {actually $386} for my spiral cutter head alone, so yeah, I would say it s worth it. Rigid makes a pretty decent jointer even without the spiral cutter head. All that said, I don t find the spiral cuter heads to be quite all they are cracked up to be. Don t get me wrong, they are worth it just for the longevity of the blades in tough wood. But I don t find them all that much quieter than a good sharp set of straight knives and I don t really find them the end all, be all of stopping tear out either. In my personal experience they are not quieter enough to bother mentioning…maybe I just have noisy machines, and you can still get tear out for sure. Again, where the spiral cutter head shines is not having to piddle around with a magnetic base dial indicator for an hour to set up straight blades and having the thing stay sharp, at the minimum, 10 times longer

- msinc

Thanks for the reply. Honestly I hate tinkering around with machines and tuning them. So the frustration savings in setting the knives might be worth it in itself. I also do work with some reclaimed stuff. So the ability to just turn a knife around is pretty appealing also.

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