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thoughts on older ridgid jointer

by freerange
posted 12-19-2018 01:05 PM


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Monty151

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#1 posted 12-19-2018 01:24 PM

There is actually one for sale around me, asking price is $200, so I am also interested if its worth it.

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jonah

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#2 posted 12-19-2018 02:19 PM

They’re a fairly standard 6” jointer. $175 isn’t a steal, but it’s not a bad deal either.

Make sure the motor runs smoothly, the cutterhead rotates smoothly, the knives are in decent shape (dull or chipped knives should mean a ~$25-50 reduction in price), and that the tables and fence are flat. There’s not a lot that can go wrong with a jointer.

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syenefarmer

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#3 posted 12-19-2018 02:21 PM



They re a fairly standard 6” jointer. $175 isn t a steal, but it s not a bad deal either.

Make sure the motor runs smoothly, the cutterhead rotates smoothly, the knives are in decent shape (dull or chipped knives should mean a ~$25-50 reduction in price), and that the tables and fence are flat. There s not a lot that can go wrong with a jointer.

- jonah

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jutsFL

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#4 posted 12-19-2018 02:22 PM

Buy it fast. Got mine second hand as well for 250. Great price, and very capable machine. Only changed the blades so far on mine, runs perfect. (Mine is the older gray model as well)

-- 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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freerange

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#5 posted 12-19-2018 03:20 PM

thanks, I’m going to pick up today if it checks out.

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Rayne

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#6 posted 12-19-2018 04:52 PM

I have that same Jointer. It’s been fantastic, so like others have said, just make sure it all looks good and you got yourself a workhorse. I have a shelix head itching to be installed, but no time and no space to do the work until after I finish my miter station. If you have any questions about the details, let me know as I did a complete refurb on it, which is in my projects profile.

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jutsFL

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#7 posted 12-19-2018 06:39 PM



I have that same Jointer. It s been fantastic, so like others have said, just make sure it all looks good and you got yourself a workhorse. I have a shelix head itching to be installed, but no time and no space to do the work until after I finish my miter station. If you have any questions about the details, let me know as I did a complete refurb on it, which is in my projects profile.

- Rayne

What spiral head fits this model? I’m interested.

-- 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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Charlie H.

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#8 posted 12-20-2018 12:40 AM

In Dallas a good clean jointer like that would be gone in one hour.
So the comments about it not being a great deal depend entirely on where you are at.
It’s a simple machine, if it runs quietly it’s a good deal IMO.

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

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jutsFL

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#9 posted 12-20-2018 01:27 AM



In Dallas a good clean jointer like that would be gone in one hour.
So the comments about it not being a great deal depend entirely on where you are at.
It s a simple machine, if it runs quietly it s a good deal IMO.

- Charlie H.

Agreed, in my area youd never have time to see that post! I bought that same model for 250 and felt it was a major steal in my area, and jumped on the post at 0530 when I was getting up for work! Ive seen many since, and around here any standalone machine in good condition will sell half of full retail all day.

-- 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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