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Forum topic by Ajs73 posted 03-31-2015 11:25 AM 849 views 0 times favorited 9 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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03-31-2015 11:25 AM

my jointer. Found this, like new Ridgid
jointer on CL for $200. Couldn’t pass it
up. Was able to sell my little craftsman
for $100 ( paid $40 for it ) I also decided to try turning so I picked
up the $200 HF benchtop lathe ( – 20% )
Never turned before so I’m a little
nervous about that but I’ll watch some
videos and give it a try. Don’t have any
questions at moment but nobody at my
house can appreciate some new tools, I also made a couple new blast gates
out of pvc & plexiglass (not made of wood
so didn’t put in project section

Hi all, I finally was able to upgrade

-- Andy, NE Ohio

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#1 posted 03-31-2015 11:27 AM

Don’t know why first sentence went to bottom

-- Andy, NE Ohio

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#2 posted 03-31-2015 11:29 AM

I know the feeling about nobody else in my family understanding the significance of new tools! Congrats and enjoy.

-- Happiness is like wetting your pants...everyone can see it, but only you can feel the warmth....

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#3 posted 03-31-2015 11:32 AM

I bought the same jointer in 2008 at HD. It has been a good tool and I can’t complain about it.

I think you will enjoy it more since there was such a small net investment. Well done.

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#4 posted 04-01-2015 12:26 AM

You did good on the jointer. I bought the same unit new and have had no problems with it.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#5 posted 04-01-2015 09:26 AM

Next up is my Tablesaw.
I like my craftsman 8” 103
but can only do so much with

-- Andy, NE Ohio

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#6 posted 04-01-2015 11:57 AM

Have the same jointer, $225 new at Home Depot on closeout. I have had no problems with it, wired it for 220V. perfectly square out of the box.

-- -Paul, South Carolina Structural Engineer by trade, Crappy Woodworker by choice

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#7 posted 04-01-2015 05:15 PM

My 3 rules about Harbor Freight:

1. Don’t lose the receipt.
2. Don’t throw the box away.
3. Don’t by things with moving parts.


-- Everything is a prototype thats why its one of a kind!!

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#8 posted 04-01-2015 05:25 PM

I gotta start somewhere. I know what you mean though.

-- Andy, NE Ohio

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#9 posted 04-01-2015 05:44 PM

Great deal, congrats on the upgrade. I almost got one of those jointers off of CL for $150 with a rolling base. It was in Akron, I live in Canton, and I was not going to even attempt to haggle. but it was sold within a few hours of posting. I ended up getting a grizzly, which has been good so far.

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