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Forum topic by kmancali posted 03-25-2021 05:43 AM 1412 views 0 times favorited 20 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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03-25-2021 05:43 AM

Topic tags/keywords: jointer ridgid question

Does anyone know if the Ridgid 6 1/8 Jointer/Planer has been discontinued? On their website, they show a link to buy it, but it goes to a dead page at Home Depot, and HD doesn’t seem to carry it anymore. Is it still available anywhere?


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#1 posted 03-25-2021 09:32 AM

Same one has been sold under many brands.
https://www.ridgid.com/us/en/jointer-planer though it says ” not currently available” Could be either sold out and TTI has not made another batch, or maybe after all these years, they did. Somehow, that would not make sense. Small differences between the early Emerson and late TTI versions. ( head diameter) I would contact Ridgid or TTI directly. HD won’t know.

It looks like the 6 inch class all use the same castings, but either the long tables ( Powermatic and Baleigh) or short, and either lever or wheel for infeed height.

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#2 posted 03-25-2021 09:59 AM

I just bought one a few weeks ago

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#3 posted 03-26-2021 03:11 PM

I just bought one over Christmas. They were on sale at $599.99 and I received some gift cards for Christmas so I pulled the trigger on it. Love the jointer. I hope they continue to sell them.

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#4 posted 03-26-2021 08:24 PM

Strange, same question gets asked every couple years?
https://www.lumberjocks.com/topics/300713

Maybe they finally emptied the warehouse?
Factory reconditioned/blemished units show up on outlet tool sites occasionally.

Best Luck.

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#5 posted 03-26-2021 11:18 PM

Most of these tools are made in batches. So, between batches is a wait. As it is a very popular tool, could likely be the batch ran out so you wait until it is scheduled again. Quite common on WEN tools. They keep costs low by not having large inventory on hand.

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#6 posted 04-06-2021 02:35 PM

I spoke to a Ridgid rep a couple of weeks ago about when this jointer would be available again, but even they couldn’t give me any information on when or if it would be back in stock.

I checked on home depot’s canada website and this jointer is still available there. I’m not sure what that means for future U.S. prospects.

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tvrgeek

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#7 posted 04-06-2021 03:10 PM

You could ask TTI when they will be making them, or who else sells the same tool under a different brand.

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#8 posted 04-06-2021 05:26 PM



You could ask TTI when they will be making them, or who else sells the same tool under a different brand.

- tvrgeek

Good idea. I just sent TTI an inquiry. I’ll report back if they respond to me.

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#9 posted 04-06-2021 05:37 PM

I am curious as well…without a jointer and using a sled and thickness planer to flatten.

-- Mike from Lansdowne, PA

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#10 posted 04-06-2021 05:51 PM



I am curious as well…without a jointer and using a sled and thickness planer to flatten.

- BigMig

I have used this method for a while now with a DW735. I have found that I can get boards pretty flat, but not as flat as I’d like. So, I’d say it depends on what your flatness requirements are. It may be possible to achieve a better result with a larger floor-standing planer.

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#11 posted 04-06-2021 06:40 PM

Jointing with a planer will depend about 99% on the accuracy of the sled you use, and how well you shim out each individual piece of wood. As you’ve found it is doable, but not a perfect result. A jointer ignores the low spot, and just removes high spots until it’s either flat, or the board is gone. :-)

Wasn’t long ago there were many lower priced jointers. They are disappearing, and now with the rise in used tool sales, gone.

Seems jointers have become small space tools, most of the growth is on benchtop models the last few years. Not sure about availability?

https://www.rockler.com/rikon-20-800h-8-helical-style-bench-top-jointer?country=US&sid=V91041&promo=shopping&utm_source=google&utm_medium=cpc&utm_term=&utm_content=&utm_campaign=PL&tid=pla&utm_source=bing&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=(ROI)_Shopping_-_All_Products&msclkid=4116b70d4bc21159e2e7d761e2081837

https://cutech.tools/collections/jointer

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0855RZPYT/?tag=best-benchtop-jointer-20&th=1

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#12 posted 04-06-2021 07:24 PM

When I first looked for mine it was out of stock. I signed up on HD site to get notified when it was back in stock. About a week later I got the notice it was back in stock.

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#13 posted 04-06-2021 08:40 PM


Jointing with a planer will depend about 99% on the accuracy of the sled you use, and how well you shim out each individual piece of wood. As you ve found it is doable, but not a perfect result. A jointer ignores the low spot, and just removes high spots until it s either flat, or the board is gone. :-)

Good points. Earlier I only discussed my dissatisfaction of the final result with a planer sled, but the tediousness of shimming each board adequately gets old really fast. Also, a sled that can handle boards over about 4 feet long starts to get really cumbersome. So you’re essentially limited to board lengths a benchtop jointer could handle.


Wasn t long ago there were many lower priced jointers. They are disappearing, and now with the rise in used tool sales, gone.

Seems jointers have become small space tools, most of the growth is on benchtop models the last few years. Not sure about availability?

I’ve been searching for a used 6” floor standing jointer in the Cincinnati/Dayton area for the past few weeks now and it’s been really tough to find anything decent that’s somewhat fairly priced.

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#14 posted 04-18-2021 04:21 AM

When searching with the keywords “Rigid jointer” at Home Depot it resolves to a page with Powertec Knives.

When searching by “Jointer” multiple results are returned but when going to ‘Brand’ to narrow the search, Rigid isn’t even listed.

Maybe they’re hung up in the Suez Canal…........

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#15 posted 05-12-2021 10:46 AM

They seem to be back in stock now but the price has gone up

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