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CaptainKlutz

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#1 posted 12-12-2018 05:53 PM

$600 for new 6” jointer? Pretty sure that would be price without new tariffs.
Amazon shows one warehouse seller shipping them for $799 + shipping.

Only way to spend that kind of money on new jointer is buying one of the short bed bench top units. There were some ‘before tarriff’ Steelex jointers being advertised for ~$750 in stock right after tariffs hit. Before I would spend $800 on Ridgid, would see if any inexpensive Steelex/Shop Fox 6” units are still around?

Can try trolling CL for used jointer. Jointers are hard to kill, unless castings get cracked. Around here can get used 6 inch Jet for $500-600 pretty easily. Grizzly less than $500. Both of these are little better than Ridgid with it’s stamped steel stand. I owned one for a few years. Nice tool for money.

Best Luck.

-- If it wasn't for bad luck, I wouldn't have no luck at all, - Albert King - Born Under a Bad Sign released 1967


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