Ridgid 6 1/8" Jointer. Good deal?

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Forum topic by richardwootton posted 511 days ago 525 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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I found a CL posting for a Ridgid 14668 and I am needing a Jointer, but I’m not sure if $375 is a good deal on this machine if everything is in good working order. I’d love to hear your thoughts.

-- Richard, Hot Springs, Ar -- Galoot In Training

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#1 posted 511 days ago

Obviously, that’s NOT the one for sale. I always wonder why folks will pull a picture off the internet to advertise something. At the least you might wanna see what the one for sale actually looks like, how old it is, what shape the blades are in etc…

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#2 posted 511 days ago

I don’t get it either. I emailed the guy and asked him to send me some pictures of the actual jointer, but haven’t heard back yet.

-- Richard, Hot Springs, Ar -- Galoot In Training

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#3 posted 511 days ago

I think Direct Tools outlet stores sell those refurbished for less than that.

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#4 posted 511 days ago

That price is very close to what the retail price was. Even if it comes in the original box and has never been used you still won’t be covered by any warranty nor would it be elegible for the Limited Lifetime Service Agreement. That jointer regularily sells in the neighborhood of $200-$250 if in good shape.

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#5 posted 511 days ago

I have the older Grey model ,excellent jointer ,paid $225 including delivery to my door from another town.
The asking price for the one you are looking at is way too high,it is priced not to sell.
Also when you don’t see the picture of the actual item it could mean they have something to hide.I would offer $250 if the seller provides you the actual pics.

-- Ken from Ontario

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#6 posted 511 days ago

Planer in good condition light surface rust not major. I think that pretty much says it all. If he’s too lazy to clean up a machine that he’s trying to sell, then I wouldn’t expect that he ever did much maintenance on the machine the entire time that he owned it. Plus who knows how some people assemble things when they first buy them. It could very easily turn into a project. The only way your going to know is by going over to look at it.

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#7 posted 511 days ago

I paid $250 for one that was in really good shape.

-- Mark - Pueblo, Colorado

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