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post #1 of 8 Old 02-21-2008, 09:53 AM Thread Starter
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Which Joiner... jointer...

Sorry for the repost... I should have posted here first, but didnt see this section at first.

I have a Home Depot gift card that I would like to buy Jointer with.


I'm having trouble deciding between these 2

http://www.homedepot.com/webapp/wcs/...9 0401+501489

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http://www.homedepot.com/webapp/wcs/...9 0401+501489

Which would you choose if you take price out of the decision making process? Looks like the jet is less powerfull...

What do you think?
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post #2 of 8 Old 02-21-2008, 10:09 AM
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In this case, I think the Ridgid has some advantages, but either should be fine. In addition to being less expensive, it also has a 1hp motor vs 3/4hp on the Jet.
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Leave the Big Box

I would try going to your local woodworking supply store and see what help and expert advise they can give over the big box.
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post #4 of 8 Old 02-26-2008, 11:14 AM Thread Starter
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Wood Hack,

Thanks for the tip. Unfortunently I'm trying to use a gift card so Im stuck with Home depot.

knotscott,
Good point.
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I have a Ridgid jointer and could not be happier. I have no experience with the Jet model and it could be OK too. But one thing I have found with the Ridgid tool is that any questions or help needed, they do a great job helping - but through Ridgid and not Home Depot - they know very little about the products that they sell, and its getting worse.

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Sorry for the repost... I should have posted here first, but didnt see this section at first.

I have a Home Depot gift card that I would like to buy Jointer with.


I'm having trouble deciding between these 2

http://www.homedepot.com/webapp/wcs/...9 0401+501489

and

http://www.homedepot.com/webapp/wcs/...9 0401+501489

Which would you choose if you take price out of the decision making process? Looks like the jet is less powerfull...

What do you think?
Go take a look at the review I wrote on the Ridgid unit in this site's tool-review section.

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post #7 of 8 Old 02-27-2008, 03:29 PM Thread Starter
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Would you mind posting a pic or two of the mods you made. BTW great review!
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Would you mind posting a pic or two of the mods you made. BTW great review!
I wish I could, but I spent all of this year's allowance on tools. No cash left for a digital camera. Hell, no cash left for a decent computer, either.

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