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16ga 07-24-2008 11:37 AM

Ridged 6" Jointer. Good deal?
 
I found one of these listed on craigs list for $250.
http://www.ridgid.com/Tools/6-18-Joi...r/EN/index.htm

Its 2 years old and has a new link belt on it.

If Iím able to get it does that sound like a good deal? Iím not familiar with this jointer but have been looking at a few others and this one much more inline with what I can spend.

Also is there anything I should watch for or keep in mind when looking at a used jointer.

Thanks.

TS3660 07-24-2008 12:44 PM

I think that's the same one HD sells. I'd want to know how much a new one is.

16ga 07-24-2008 02:01 PM

Thanks.
Just did a search for it at home depot.com and found it listed for $400.

sweensdv 07-24-2008 06:06 PM

$250 isn't a great price for that jointer but it's a fair price if it's in like new condition. If there's any rust at all on the table then I wouldn't pay that much mainly because your time to clean it up is worth something.

knotscott 07-24-2008 07:12 PM

Sounds pretty reasonable to me if in good condition.

16ga 07-25-2008 10:04 AM

Thanks guys.

I talked to him last night. From the picture I saw and talking to him it sounds like every things in good shape. The guys only getting rid of this one to get a bigger model plus heís going to be in the area so he can bring it to me for no extra charge.

The only problem is that its currently wired for 240 so Iíll have to rewire it to use in my shop for now. (I still havenít got my the shop wired up.)

John in Tennessee 07-25-2008 10:17 AM

Take cash. and...
 
when you get there check out the saw's surroundings. If he has a dumpy shop like mine you may be able to get him down. All he can say is no. Now on the 220 issue. A lot of saws and what not can be wired for 110. Being as you haven't wired it yet don't let that slow you down.

knotscott 07-25-2008 10:29 AM

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Originally Posted by 16ga (Post 39002)
Thanks guys.

I talked to him last night. From the picture I saw and talking to him it sounds like every things in good shape. The guys only getting rid of this one to get a bigger model plus heís going to be in the area so he can bring it to me for no extra charge.

The only problem is that its currently wired for 240 so Iíll have to rewire it to use in my shop for now. (I still havenít got my the shop wired up.)

Wiring from 220v to 110v is literally a 5 minute task...the schematic is on the back cover of the junction box....just did exactly that on Craftsman 22124 yesterday. You might need to add a new 110v plug if the original is MIA.

16ga 07-25-2008 04:49 PM

Thanks guys.

I got it.
http://i130.photobucket.com/albums/p...ga/jointer.jpg

Not too much in the line of rust on it. Just a little bit up in the inside of the cabinet. The tables are even alined.
I played around with it a little and using the guide in the book I rewired it and added a new plug and everything runs fine.

Looks like I'm good to go.


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