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Posted on Ridgid Model # JP0610 w/ Spiral Cutter Head -($400) Deal or No deal?

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#1 posted 08-16-2018 12:41 PM

Well, I just paid $400 {actually $386} for my spiral cutter head alone, so yeah, I would say it’s worth it. Rigid makes a pretty decent jointer even without the spiral cutter head. All that said, I don’t find the spiral cuter heads to be quite all they are cracked up to be. Don’t get me wrong, they are worth it just for the longevity of the blades in tough wood. But I don’t find them all that much quieter than a good sharp set of straight knives and I don’t really find them the end all, be all of stopping tear out either. In my personal experience they are not quieter enough to bother mentioning…maybe I just have noisy machines, and you can still get tear out for sure. Again, where the spiral cutter head shines is not having to piddle around with a magnetic base dial indicator for an hour to set up straight blades and having the thing stay sharp, at the minimum, 10 times longer

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