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08-12-2011 09:03 PM

Topic tags/keywords: jointer

I found a used Rigid JP0610 on Craigslist (asking $285). I have not seen the tool yet, but all the reviews I have read seem positive. I have been involved in woodworking strictly as a hobby for the past 6 years (always paying for S4S lumber), but I would like to start selling my work and hopefully turn it into a full-time endeavor.

My question is, do you think I will regret buying a 6” joiner? I had been looking at some new 8” joiners, but this Rigid is less than half the price. FYI, my current shop is a garage in a rented townhome, so anything that requires 220V is out of the question.


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#1 posted 08-13-2011 01:06 AM

I also just found a Delta 22-560 planer just listed on CL for $200. Any thoughts on the planer? From what I can find online, it sounds like a decent planer, but I feel like $200 is a little steep. Most people online who bought one used list prices from $100 to $150.

Any specifics on what to look for with the Delta planer and Rigid jointer are also welcome and appreciated. I plan to do some additional research before I drive to check them out. At the very least, I will have a combo square and straight edge to check the fence and tables. They both said I could run some test wood through the equipment as well. I guess it will probably be a piece of 2×4 Douglas Fir (I don’t feel like making a trip to the lumber yard).

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#2 posted 08-13-2011 06:04 AM

I have a 6” and it is plenty big for me considering hobby woodworking I do. On the other hand you will see several posts recommending an 8”. I think 285 is steep for a 6” used jointer. I regularly see them for 150 or less for more vintage machines (delta/rockwell..just as good by the way) and around 200 for the ridgid model you are mentioning. This is in my area of course.

As for the planer, you can get a new PC for 250 or a ryobi for less than that and a lunchbox planer is a lunchbox planer. Kiss it good bye when the motor burns out. I have seen good reviews for the dewalt 735 but that retails for a lot more. I personally would not pay more than 100 for a used lunchbox one, maybe just a little more if it has had little use…changing knives is a pain for some models by the way…

I am not sure how long you have been looking or where you are located but patience is key when it comes to getting a good deal on CL and of course where you are located matters.

I paid 90 for my jet 6” planer and 35 for my 10” ryobi…I thought these were a good deal. Jet 6” is a solid machine and a keeper and I have a parks planer to be restored to replace the ryobi which is giving me good service.

Hope this helps.welcome to LJs by the way.

Just to put all this into perspective I am a beginner and make more saw dust than actual projects. I do buy all my equipment used though…

-- Tampa-FL

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#3 posted 08-13-2011 06:13 PM

I have the ridgid, needless to say i got it free from HD (I save that for another time). I have been using it for rough cut lumber. I have found for small projects 6” works just fine, but if you want to use it for furniture then I would get an 8” or larger. The 6” will just not have the width since you only can do a 6” board. The other alternative is to rip the boards to the smaller width. I am looking to make a table and am going to have to rip the boards for the table top.

The ridgid is a great brand and machine. Here are things that I have found help improve it. 1) mobile base, the thing weighs over 190 lbs. 2) a set of playing cards to shim when squaring the fence 3) square of course 3) Dust Collector is a must, the chips will jam if you don’t have one especially if the moisture is a little high.

-- look Ma! I still got all eleven of my fingers! - http://www.termitecrafts.com

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dkrienert

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#4 posted 08-17-2011 06:32 AM

The guy said he would take $200, but I am just real hesitant to buy a 6” jointer. I fear that I am going to regret not waiting for a nice 8” to come along. Actually, there was a guy selling a 5 year old Grizzly 8” asking $400 (current retail on the same machine is about $800), but I didn’t see it right away and it was already gone. Still kicking myself for that one!

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#5 posted 08-17-2011 04:52 PM

Buy the Ridgid for $200 (A good price IMHO since it retails for over $500 with tax/shipping). I too have been in the market for a jointer and just recieved (like 10 min ago) my 6” grizzly. Would I have liked an 8”? Sure but two things stopped my 1) Basement shop – the 8” are all MASSIVE and I don’t have the room 2) 220v – I have yet to find an 8” that was not 220v and I currently don’t have that available and don’t plan on getting it.

So get the 6” use it for a while to hone your skills and save up for a big dog AND 220v service to your garage. Then either sell the Ridgid for $200 and come out even OR keep it for small projects and use the big dog for big projects when you DO start selling your wares

Just my opinion…..

Mark

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#6 posted 08-18-2011 04:33 AM

I would say take the 6” for 200 and as others suggested. Sell it when your 8” comes along and you decide that 6” is not enough. You will not lose much money on it if any at all. If you left $200 in the bank you will get close to nothing in interest. This way you have a 6” giving you good service when you need it.

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#7 posted 08-22-2011 05:34 AM

FYI I took the advice here and bought the Rigid 6”. I will keep my eyes glued to CL for my 8”.

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