|Forum topic by Huds||posted 01-02-2014 03:28 PM||817 views||0 times favorited||9 replies|
01-02-2014 03:28 PM
Hi all. Long time lurker, new member for 2014.
I’m considering stepping up to a bigger jointer, mainly to get a longer bed for longer stock. I have about 2000-2500 board feet of rough quarter sawn red and white oak that I inevitable will be getting into for furniture work. I have found that on the projects with longer members, such as beds and tall cabinets, the bed on my 6” Ridgid jointer is a bit short. I’ve got it dialed in and it’s great for short stock and edge jointing for sure.
At this point, I’m really weighing the options. I’m halfway between sticking with hand planing one face so that I can run it through my 15” planer. On the other hand, there is an efficiency factor to be considered as well. I’m looking at 8” jointers mainly, and specifically models in which you can remove the rabetting extension from the infeed table for jointing stock wider than the jointer. This is a side issue, but I have found that the rabbeting extension on my 6” jointer is a problem for jointing stock wider than 6”. What happens is on subsequent passes the unmilled part continues to ride on the rabbeting extension and more wood is removed from the portion of the stock by the fence than on the outside. Since you have to remove the guard for wide stock anyway, I think if you could remove the rabbeting extension as well, so that the infeed and outfeed tables have the same overall width, it would make milling stock wider than your jointer much easier.
I digress. Before I go much further into this, I need to get some idea of what my Ridgid jointer would be worth. It’s essentially mint, about 5 years old – no rust anywhere, gibs and ways are perfect, has not needed adjustment since my initial set up, has a set of brand new knives in it, I have a second spare set that are brand new, and I have the original knives that need sharpening. It’s the JP0610 that I’m sure many folks are aware is out there. I have an environmentally controlled shop, it’s never seen humid conditions or the like.
Any opinions on what I might be able to ask for it on Craigslist for example would be great. Are there any other sites you know of for listing machinery?