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Ridgid Jointer discontinued?

by Castor Woodworks
posted 12-12-2018 03:42 PM


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Lazyman

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#1 posted 12-12-2018 04:11 PM

I am fairly sure that they don’t make it anymore but I see them fairly often in my area on craigslist. Any particular reason you want the Ridgid instead of some of the other brands?

-- Nathan, TX -- Hire the lazy man. He may not do as much work but that's because he will find a better way.

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Castor Woodworks

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#2 posted 12-12-2018 04:20 PM

I found one in June but it was in rough shape… not worth the trouble.

I like it for the price and good reviews i’ve seen. I’m in the 500-800 price range so i’m open to suggestions.


I am fairly sure that they don t make it anymore but I see them fairly often in my area on craigslist. Any particular reason you want the Ridgid instead of some of the other brands?

- Lazyman


-- Castor Woodworks, https://www.instagram.com/castor_woodworks

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CaptainKlutz

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#3 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.

-- I'm an engineer not a woodworker, but I can randomly find useful tools and furniture inside a pile of lumber!

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ccc118

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#4 posted 12-12-2018 07:29 PM

I have the Grizzly G0813. The specs are similar to the Ridgid, but not exact. I wouldn’t be surprised if they’re made in the same factory. The price is in the same range, but you do have to pay for freight. It also has an integrated mobile base. You could look into that if the Ridgid is no longer available.

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Castor Woodworks

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#5 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.

- CaptainKlutz


-- Castor Woodworks, https://www.instagram.com/castor_woodworks

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Castor Woodworks

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#6 posted 12-12-2018 07:44 PM

Looks like the Grizzly is for sale right now… http://www.grizzly.com/products/Grizzly-6-Jointer-with-Knock-Down-Stand/G0813

Anyone have a discount code for Grizzly???


I have the Grizzly G0813. The specs are similar to the Ridgid, but not exact. I wouldn t be surprised if they re made in the same factory. The price is in the same range, but you do have to pay for freight. It also has an integrated mobile base. You could look into that if the Ridgid is no longer available.

- ccc118


-- Castor Woodworks, https://www.instagram.com/castor_woodworks

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Lazyman

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#7 posted 12-12-2018 07:55 PM

Unfortunately, the G0813 & 814 appear to be out of stock.

-- Nathan, TX -- Hire the lazy man. He may not do as much work but that's because he will find a better way.

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Castor Woodworks

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#8 posted 12-12-2018 08:01 PM

dangit…. Is there something similar?

Thanks, for the help!


Unfortunately, the G0813 & 814 appear to be out of stock.

- Lazyman


-- Castor Woodworks, https://www.instagram.com/castor_woodworks

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jutsFL

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#9 posted 12-12-2018 08:53 PM

Ive got that same jointer. First and only ive ever owned, but it works perfectly… Dont see myself needing anything different for a loooong time (if ever). Keep your eye on CL and FB marketplace, I found mine in FB for 250. Just a little cleaning up, and a new set of blades, and the machine is a dream.

-- I've quickly learned that being a woodworker isn't about making flawless work, rather it's fixing all the mistakes you made so that it appears flawless to others! Jay - FL

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bgilb

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#10 posted 12-13-2018 01:24 AM

I just bought one in September so I must have lucked out!

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TheFridge

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#11 posted 12-13-2018 01:30 AM

A buddy of mine bought one from a methhead for 150$. Really. Dude developed a hobby. Then a habit apparently.

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

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woodbutcherbynight

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#12 posted 12-13-2018 02:19 AM



A buddy of mine bought one from a methhead for 150$. Really. Dude developed a hobby. Then a habit apparently.

- TheFridge

Yeah several of the deals I have come across and bought on CL have been people of shall we say, questionable sound mind.

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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Castor Woodworks

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#13 posted 12-13-2018 01:26 PM

Just heard back from Ridgid… here is what they said:

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xeddog

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#14 posted 12-13-2018 04:57 PM

My timing on buying the JP0610 could not have been better. This was a few years ago when their equipment was grey instead of that awful orange. Anyway, HD was clearing them out because the new models were coming, and from what the sales people knew, the only difference was the new ones were orange. So I got the last nib grey one for $150.

Wayne

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Castor Woodworks

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#15 posted 12-13-2018 05:05 PM

I think i might go with this deal from CL… its a 3 hour drive.. but i’d be saving a ton.

https://dallas.craigslist.org/ftw/tls/d/jet-deluxe-6-inch-jointer/6769648277.html

-- Castor Woodworks, https://www.instagram.com/castor_woodworks

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Lazyman

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#16 posted 12-13-2018 05:36 PM

It always worries me a bit when they post a stock photo rather than an actual picture of the jointer on CL. It does say used once so maybe not a big deal but before you make a 3 hour drive, you might want to ask for an actual photo to make sure that it wasn’t sitting out in the rain or something.

My 2 cents.

-- Nathan, TX -- Hire the lazy man. He may not do as much work but that's because he will find a better way.

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mrg

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#17 posted 12-13-2018 05:57 PM

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Charlie H.

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#18 posted 12-14-2018 02:01 AM

The availability of the Ridgid jointer on the Home Depot website comes and goes.
Since it does not say discontinued it will probably show up again.
Probably won’t be $600 though.

-- Regards, Charlie in Rowlett, TX --------I talk to myself, because sometimes I need expert advice.---------

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sanman713

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#19 posted 03-05-2019 05:32 PM

Hey everyone. Can anyone tell me there options on a used LAGUNA 8” WEDGEBED JOINTER SHEARTEC II CUTTERHEAD for $750 in good shape, is it worth it? Ive read about peoples stories about there customer service not being to good. But should that make the difference between buying the jointer or not? Thanks to anyone and everyone that can share there opinions with me.

sanman713

-- Mike, Pawling Ny

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ChefHDAN

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#20 posted 03-05-2019 05:56 PM



My timing on buying the JP0610 could not have been better. This was a few years ago when their equipment was grey instead of that awful orange. Anyway, HD was clearing them out because the new models were coming, and from what the sales people knew, the only difference was the new ones were orange. So I got the last nib grey one for $150.

Wayne

- xeddog

Ah, you beat me, got mine for $200 in the grey tool clearance, but I lucked out and also got a bunch of tables, and herc-u-lifts plus theTS3612 table saw TP1300 planer, and BS1400 bandsaw with the riser block. Everything was 50% to 70% off I went from a mitre saw and some hand tools to a full shop in an afternoon,,, I swear that mini van did a little wheelie on the way home!!!

-- I've decided 1 mistake is really 2 opportunities to learn.. learn how to fix it... and learn how to not repeat it

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Matt

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#21 posted 06-10-2019 03:33 PM

I just ordered one last week. I checked this morning and the price online is up $100.

-- Matt, Pennsylvania

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BalsaWood

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#22 posted 06-10-2019 07:37 PM

The Ridgid 6” jointer was an awesome jointer when I had it. You should be happy with it.

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CWWoodworking

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#23 posted 06-10-2019 11:50 PM

I have one of those. I’m in the mid west(Indiana). I’ll take 50$, a cup of dark roast, and a blueberry fritter.

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Kirk650

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#24 posted 06-11-2019 07:14 PM

I like mine, and it’s even better since I installed the spiral carbide cutter head. Good luck in your search.

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