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sawdustjunkie

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04-21-2015 06:30 PM

I see that Home depot is selling the Ridgid JP0610 Jointer for $549 on line ans ship to your house.

Are these worth the money or should I look for something else?

I currently have a Grizzly band saw and table saw and they both work great.
I have been looking on Craig’s list in my area for a very long time, and what they want for old used stuff is just crazy numbers.

-- Steve: Franklin, WI


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MrUnix

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#1 posted 04-21-2015 06:38 PM

I have been looking on Craig s list in my area for a very long time, and what they want for old used stuff is just crazy numbers.

How long is a ‘very long time’? You are located near the heart of where a LOT of American made woodworking tools were born (Milwaukee). I can’t imagine not being able to find some really great deals being where you are, not to mention much better machines than the current crop of cheap sheet metal and plastic Taiwanese imports.

Cheers,
Brad

-- Brad in FL - To be old and wise, you must first be young and stupid

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#2 posted 04-21-2015 06:45 PM

^agreed.

I live less than 4 hours from you and I see several 6-8” jointers on CL every time I go look. Try searchtempest.com, it will let you search every CL site within a given distance of your location. If you are willing to drive the 1-2hrs to Chicago, you could pick something up any day of the week.

http://chicago.craigslist.org/nch/tls/4986910925.html

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#3 posted 04-21-2015 06:54 PM

Also, what are crazy numbers?

I agree that an old jointer should be steeply discounted when compared to a new one, but keep in mind that you would likely be getting a superior machine. Don’t expect a working floor unit to be listed for under $250… and if you see one, jump on it.

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#4 posted 04-21-2015 07:03 PM

Alot of the jointers I have been looking at are the bench top ones and are $150-$250. The others I have seen seem to be in the $500 range, but are also 10 years old or more. Is a Delta 37-275 used really worth $550?
I don’t mind driving a few hours for a decent deal.

-- Steve: Franklin, WI

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Richard

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#5 posted 04-21-2015 07:17 PM

It may just be my Bad Luck but it seems that the only Ridgid tool I ever bought that diid not have problems was a Pipe Wrench .

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#6 posted 04-21-2015 07:19 PM

It’s a 37-866X (industrial version) so that’s around 50% off of retail, and it looks to be pretty lightly used. I’m a cheapskate, so I would offer $400 and see what happens. But let’s also view this from another perspective, you are willing to pay $550+tax for a ridgid machine that is inferior (definitely not a bad machine, but not as good as the delta). Why not get the better jointer for a little less money?

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#7 posted 04-21-2015 07:20 PM

The Ridgid jointer should be fine. The Delta looks nice, but is on the high side….can’t hurt to make a reasonable offer….maybe $350-$400. A new Grizzly is in that price range too….

You have options at $550.

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MrUnix

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#8 posted 04-21-2015 07:27 PM

Almost all 6” jointers are basically “bench top” models (including that Ridgid you were asking about). Manufacturers will slap them on a stand or base and call it a floor model (makes it look more impressive). For years, most jointers that size were sold individually, and the motor and stand were optional – leaving it up to the purchaser to decide how/where to mount and power it.

Cheers,
Brad

PS: If you don’t like any of the ones listed now, rest assured, some really great deals will come along shortly that you may like better.

-- Brad in FL - To be old and wise, you must first be young and stupid

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#9 posted 04-21-2015 07:30 PM

My opinion, but the Delta 37 should be around $300. It looks the same as my Sears 6 1/8” jointer.

Try this website: http://www.woodweb.com/cgi-bin/exchanges/machinery.cgi

They have many listings for woodworking machines. Usually, too much machine, but you could learn a great deal about the range of jointers on the used market.

Paul

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#10 posted 04-21-2015 07:34 PM

Paid $225 for my ridgid brand new at home depot, discontinuing store sales of the model. Have seen them used less than $300.

Remember, used ridgid does not have the LSA which in my opinion is one big reason to choose ridgid.

Have also seen the grizzly under 300. It seems like a decent machine, I have put my hands on it, but can not be wired for 220V as far as I know. The grizzly new is about $400 I think this month on sale

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

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sawdustjunkie

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#11 posted 04-21-2015 07:36 PM

I am only thinking new because of a warranty. I understand that an older machine may be better quality, but I do have to spend the time going to get it, and get it home vs having one shipped to my front door.
Driving 3-4 hours round trip isn’t the end of the world, I just want it to be worth my while.

-- Steve: Franklin, WI

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#12 posted 04-22-2015 12:56 AM

I bought a used Ridgid jointer off CL a few years ago, and have been happy with it- no problems other than removing some superficial table rust. From what I can tell, the quality is in line with any other Asian origin jointers.

Short of some catastrophic damage to a jointer, I don’t think that there’s much that can go wrong with a jointer- they’re fundamentally simple machines with a lot of cast iron, so personally I don’t see the warranty benefit of a new machine a significant plus for a jointer.

BTW, I respectfully disagree that the Ridgid and similar jointers are basically “bench top”; they’re heavy, sturdy, and certainly not able to be lifted onto a bench single-handed.

If you have the patience, I’d agree with others about looking for one on CL. Around the Seattle area comparable jointers are listing for about 250-300 (although I recall a recent dreamer asking $500 for a first gen (all gray stand) Ridgid!). Personally, I much prefer a center mounted fence over the ones that are mounted at the end of the infeed table (e.g. HF, old Sears)- I continually struggle with the fence on my first jointer, an old C’man.

OTOH, there’s always that nice feeling about buying a brand new machine, esp. if you don’t want to wait for the chance of one you want showing up used, I wouldn’t hesitate at all about buying a Ridgid. Also, HD’s return policy is pretty lenient if you don’t like it.

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#13 posted 04-22-2015 01:04 AM

Go used. There are deals to be had.

-- Shooting down the walls of heartache. Bang bang. I am. The warrior.

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firefighterontheside

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#14 posted 04-22-2015 01:07 AM

I know nothing about the ridgid, but if I had $550 for a new machine, I would do this:
http://www.grizzly.com/products/6-x-46-Jointer/G0654

-- Bill M. "People change, walnut doesn't" by Gene.

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TheFridge

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#15 posted 04-22-2015 01:11 AM

I paid 700$ for a jet 8” in great condition with an extra set of knives. That was the top end of what I’d pay. Unless it had a helical head.

-- Shooting down the walls of heartache. Bang bang. I am. The warrior.

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