Tools #2: Ridgid JP0610 Jointer

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Blog entry by AmandasHusband posted 01-29-2012 03:32 AM 1841 reads 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I hit the wall yesterday.

The “this damn benchtop jointer just ain’t cutting it” wall.

I’m sure you know that wall.

If not, it’s just like the “this shopvac just ain’t cutting it” wall. Or the “this jigsaw just ain’t cutting it” wall.

Anyway, while playing around with some twisted up five foot 2×4’s I picked up at the CUL last week while in Home Depot, I realized that I was in serious need of an upgrade in the jointer department.

Especially considering I have an 8’ table to make (ASAP) for my mother-in-law. And a king size bed for my wife right after that.

So last night I came in from the garage and told my wife I needed a new jointer. Being the good wife she is, she just said ok. And this morning I made up my mind that I’d be calling Grizzly in the next couple weeks unless I found something on Craigslist.

Obviously, I found it there.

The guy used it for 2 projects. Said it has about 15 minutes run time on it. I probably overpaid for it. $220. But I got the impression he needed the money for some bills.

He had it in a shed so it has a little rust on the beds and fence. No big deal. It’s pretty much assumed anymore. Everything I buy on CL has a thin layer of rust it seems.

So tomorrow I’ll clean that up and figure out what I’ll do about a mobile base for it. I was surprised how heavy she is.

Guess that happens when you sit there and do nothing.

; )

-- In this world there's two kinds of people my friend. Those with loaded guns and those who dig. You dig.

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#1 posted 01-29-2012 03:34 AM

$220 for that is a STEAL!!!! Congrats. You will use it for years!!!!!

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#2 posted 01-29-2012 03:36 AM

You should be happy with that one; there’s no substitute for a good jointer

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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#3 posted 01-29-2012 04:20 AM

I picked up the same jointer off of CL for $300. Used very little, With no rust. I agree, MOST things purchased on CL come with a complimentary coat of ferrous oxide. Be as it may, I LOVE CL!

BTW: Great Scooooooore!!!

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procrastination a bad thing?

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#4 posted 01-29-2012 04:38 AM

Nice find, I am sure those go for 600 to 700 at home depot.

I have a friend that has a friend that knows this guy that has an uncle that loves his . . .

Hay all kidding aside, a friend of mine dose owns one and he loves it . . .

GREAT FIND and good luck with your up cumming projects.

-- An aspiring woodworker.

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#5 posted 01-29-2012 04:41 AM

Congrats. I’ve had the same jointer for about two years now. Maybe not the ultimate jointer but it’s sure been a solid performer for the money. I have mine on an HTC universal mobile base which makes it a helluva lot easier to move without raising the center of gravity and retains stability when it’s down.

The one area that could use improvement is dust collection. It’s better than just letting a pile drop on the floor but it leaves more than a little to be desired.

Still, I think that you’ll be at least $200 worth of happy with it and it will definitely out perform one of those little bench top jobbies.

-- Greg, Severn MD

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#6 posted 01-29-2012 06:56 AM

Its a good machine wish I had an 8 inch but don’t we all.Well at least us men.Well i guess the Women to!

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