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Anyone used a Ridgid Joiner or Planer before?

by Dagobah
posted 08-25-2016 06:37 PM


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HerbC

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#1 posted 08-25-2016 07:16 PM

No experience with the jointer, although I’ve read several forum/review posts that indicate it’s a decent machine.

I have the planer. The first one I had worked well for a while then the gearbox that drives the feed rollers went bad. After some intervention at Home Depot I got a new unit to replace the failed one.

You will not have any warranty on the used machines.

The jointer is no longer in production/sale as far as I know. The planer retails for $369.

I think the price for the package is a bit high.

Good luck!

Be Careful!

Herb

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knotscott

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#2 posted 08-25-2016 07:21 PM

The jointer is pretty much the same design as the older Grizzly 1182, Jet, Sunhill, Bridgewood, GI, etc….very well proven basic 6” jointer.

If the planer is the TP1300, it’s a bonafide workhorse, still on the market under the Cutech logo (and Steel City prior to that). (edit – just saw the pic…it’s definitely the TP1300).

$450 isn’t bad. The jointer blades can be resharpened or replaced pretty easily for < $25. Blades should still be available for the planer. You could offer $425, and mentioned getting the jointer blades fixed up with the $25 saved. $400 would be a better deal, but you’re not likely to run into a better jointer and planer < $450 on a regular basis. If it’d be awkward to offer less money because he’s your neighbor, $450 is reasonable IMO. In the end, you’ll have two very decent tools at a fair price.

-- Happiness is like wetting your pants...everyone can see it, but only you can feel the warmth....

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DalyArcher

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#3 posted 08-25-2016 07:21 PM

I have a rigid 13 inch planer. Great machine for the price. I like the indexing feature on mine but hate the dust chute design.

From what I recall the jointers weren’t half bad, decent reviews from what I read. changing blades should be easy enough to make it a 6 inch jointer again.

Price does seem a bit high though for them. see if you can knock him down a bit.

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Kirk650

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#4 posted 08-25-2016 07:24 PM

Not a bad price. I have the jointer, and it’s 10 years old or older. I put a Grizzly spiral carbide cutter head on it a couple of years ago, which was a great decision. If you buy the jointer, I think I have a set of sharp straight blades I can send you.

Even better, buy the jointer and a new Dewalt 735 planer.

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joey502

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#5 posted 08-25-2016 07:54 PM

I have that jointer and planer. Mine are the orange version just after the ones in your pics. The 1300 is a 2 knife head, jointer is 3 knives.

I think $450 is a fair price based on my use of the pair, i would buy them for that. You could maybe do a little better but why potentially soil the neighborly relationship over a couple bucks.

The jointer knives can be bought from amazon, holbren and other places for $17 ( for the set). Knives for the planer run about $30 but they are double edged.

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xeddog

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#6 posted 08-26-2016 04:17 PM

I have that jointer and it has served me well. I bought it nib from Home Despot when they were clearing them out to make room for the new orange machines. I paid $150.

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lennyk

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#7 posted 08-26-2016 09:52 PM

Have the jointer and it works well,
New blades were $20 on eBay plus I also made a sharpening jig.

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PoolHound

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#8 posted 08-26-2016 10:27 PM

I have that planer and it has served me very well for years. The jointer is OK and functional but nothing to write home about. IMHO the price is a tad on the high side for this pair but as others have said he is your neighbor so its tough.

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ArtMann

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#9 posted 08-27-2016 01:12 AM

I own that same combo and by chance, they are currently for sale. I had great service from both of these machines for 10+ years. The only reason I am selling after all this time is I bought a 12 inch jointer planer combo machine from Jet. I haven’t decided on a price yet but I think $450 is a little high, even if they are in great shape.

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toolie

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#10 posted 08-27-2016 11:56 AM

Price seems fair +/- $50. Being gray tools, they both are covered by a lifetime warranty against manufacturing defects, regardless of ownership( not to be confused with ridgids current LSA).

-- there's a solution to every problem.......you just have to be willing to find it.

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dhazelton

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#11 posted 08-27-2016 12:34 PM

I have that same iteration of jointer and it’s supposed to have an american made Emerson motor (Emerson made the entire machine). After that it became a Mexican motor and then who knows. I don’t think his price is out of line, but if you say “If you’ll do $400 I’ll take ‘em now” and he’ll probably be happy.

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skatefriday

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#12 posted 08-27-2016 06:44 PM

I have the planer, except in orange. Once I figured out that you need to
occasionally clean the rollers with some mineral spirits (I was having trouble
getting wood to feed through as the rollers would slip) it has worked great.

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Dagobah

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#13 posted 09-03-2016 06:27 PM

Thanks everyone for the feedback. I was able to try these out today.

The jointer does need the blades replaced, as the knives had about 1.5” of nicks on the side closer to the fence. The tables and fence all need to be sanded down and waxed, as they were rusted/pitted a bit. I assume this is pretty straightforward? I ran a board though and it had a LOT of resistance. (I assume this is due to the table.)

The planer worked well, but left some very slight teardrop shapes across the board. I assume this was because we were taking off too much material (1/8th) for the 6” board.


The jointer knives can be bought from amazon, holbren and other places for $17 ( for the set). Knives for the planer run about $30 but they are double edged.

joey502: Can you point me to the blades online? How much of a PITA were they to change? I noticed Rockler even sells a jig for this.

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CharlesA

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#14 posted 09-03-2016 06:50 PM

I too have the planer. Works quite well. Set the in/outfeed tables slightly higher than dead flat to reduce snipe. Cheap blades off amazon and relatively easy to change.

I don’t have that jointer, but I had to sharpen the knives on my used jointer. I think that nicked/not sharp blades are par for the course on a used jointer—and you’ll have to sharpen/replace the blades more than once if you use it for several years.

-- "Man is the only animal which devours his own, for I can apply no milder term to the general prey of the rich on the poor." ~Thomas Jefferson

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Dagobah

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#15 posted 09-03-2016 06:53 PM



I too have the planer. Works quite well. Set the in/outfeed tables slightly higher than dead flat to reduce snipe. Cheap blades off amazon and relatively easy to change.

I don t have that jointer, but I had to sharpen the knives on my used jointer. I think that nicked/not sharp blades are par for the course on a used jointer—and you ll have to sharpen/replace the blades more than once if you use it for several years.

- CharlesA

Good to know. Do you think I’m right in thinking the surface of the tables was responsible for the board being difficult to feed through? If that’s it and I can easily sand those down, I’ll see if I can make a deal on these tomorrow.

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CharlesA

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#16 posted 09-03-2016 06:59 PM


I too have the planer. Works quite well. Set the in/outfeed tables slightly higher than dead flat to reduce snipe. Cheap blades off amazon and relatively easy to change.

I don t have that jointer, but I had to sharpen the knives on my used jointer. I think that nicked/not sharp blades are par for the course on a used jointer—and you ll have to sharpen/replace the blades more than once if you use it for several years.

- CharlesA

Good to know. Do you think I m right in thinking the surface of the tables was responsible for the board being difficult to feed through? If that s it and I can easily sand those down, I ll see if I can make a deal on these tomorrow.

- Dagobah

The table and dull blades can both lead to that. I do know that a nicely waxed table sure does make it easier to feed through. I can’t figure what kind of unfixable condition would cause it to feed slowly.

-- "Man is the only animal which devours his own, for I can apply no milder term to the general prey of the rich on the poor." ~Thomas Jefferson

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Dagobah

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#17 posted 09-03-2016 07:03 PM


The table and dull blades can both lead to that. I do know that a nicely waxed table sure does make it easier to feed through. I can t figure what kind of unfixable condition would cause it to feed slowly.

Great, thanks! Can’t wait to add these to the shop.

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bbasiaga

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#18 posted 09-03-2016 07:10 PM

I’d use a chemical rust remover, even just vinegar if that’s all you have, before sanding. Get it clear of rust, wax over it. If the pits are sharp edged and affecting the wood, then I’d go ahead and sand it. I’d just be afraid of sanding a low spot in the table and affecting the performance of the machine.

Brian

-- Part of engineering is to know when to put your calculator down and pick up your tools.

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Dagobah

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#19 posted 09-04-2016 10:01 PM



Not a bad price. I have the jointer, and it s 10 years old or older. I put a Grizzly spiral carbide cutter head on it a couple of years ago, which was a great decision. If you buy the jointer, I think I have a set of sharp straight blades I can send you.

Even better, buy the jointer and a new Dewalt 735 planer.

- Kirk650

If the offer still stands, I’ll take the blades off your hands!

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Kirk650

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#20 posted 09-04-2016 11:01 PM

dagobah, pm me your mailing address. Do you want the cutter head too? I don’t need it anymore.

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Dagobah

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#21 posted 09-04-2016 11:07 PM



dagobah, pm me your mailing address. Do you want the cutter head too? I don t need it anymore.

- Kirk650

Sure, it can’t hurt! I appreciate it!

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Dagobah

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#22 posted 09-06-2016 02:35 PM

I picked both of these up yesterday. The jointer had quite a bit of rust on the fence and tables, as you can see here:

I ended up using a scotch brite pad attached to my orbital sander along with wd-40 and barkeepers friend to clean it up. There are still some rust spots, but I didn’t want to be too aggressive out of the gate. I finished by applying a coat of paste wax so it doesn’t come back. Boards slide much easier now:

I also cleaned out the dust chute. There were chips packed in all the way up to the blade! I think this might be why I was having an extra hard time pushing boards through. My dust collection setup is currently just a shop vac. Will be interesting to see how fast this fills it up!

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