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Jointer and Planer Help

I've found myself at a loss. I'm looking to add a jointer and a planer to my shop. I found a Rikon 25-210 jointer/planer combo on Craigslist for $1,000, but I hear negative reports regarding the outfeed bed. Negative reports I've heard is that you'll need to adjust it fairly often depending on how often you change from jointer to planer. I guess it starts to tilt towards the blades. It's a good looking machine, I love the footprint as far as not taking up much shop space, but I don't know if it'd end up being a headache.

Next option is to purchase a jointer and a planer. I've been looking at the Ridgid JPO610 and seems to have very favorable reviews. I can pick it up on Craigslist anywhere from $350-$450. Regarding the planer I've had a few people recommend I get a Triton TPT125 from Rockler. I don't know anything about the planer, and can't seem to find much for reviews. YouTube has some, but they're not really detailed. Planer sells at Rockler for $349.99. Please let me know your experiences with the Triton, or a friends experience.

My budget has me at $1,000, so I'm there regardless which direction I go. I've looked at Grizzly's website and they have a Jointer/Planer 10" combo machine that appears nice, but I'm not sure what to think about the outfeed table issue. Please throw me some advice, thoughts and/or suggestions.

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I would go with separate machines, I can't remember ever seeing a combo machine that did both operations as good as two single machines, they may be out there but most of them you have to reconfigure the machine to do both operations
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You can purchase a new jointer and a new planer for $1,000 or not much more.

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