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#1 posted 12-12-2018 07:41 PM

I’ve seen a few of them on CL and haven’t had much luck. There are a couple nice ones outside my city but are easily 3-4 hour drive away so i’m kind of stuck.

$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.

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