i own one and it work's great right out of the box, only set the fence for 90 degree to bed , i have a 4" exhaust going my delta dust machine, at the $200 or $225 isn't bad , the bed look clean if it planes off real good with out any snip than i would buy it, new it is $545 with a life time warrenty ,
ridgid hand held and statiuonary power tools DO NOT
carry a lifetime warranty. they may be registered with ridgid's LSA by the tool's original owner for free repairs (parts and labor, for life). it all right here:
your's will not have the warrenty
those gray colored, made by emerson electric in the USA stationary ridgid power tools DO
carry a lifetime warranty against manufacturing defects regardless of ownership. what that's worth on a jointer that's at least 10 years old i'll leave to the OP.
but i doubt any thing will go wrong, only knives will have to be sharpen some day, mine is 5yrs old i would guess and all i do is move the fence over we will say a inch every yr. that way i get the sharp knives all the time now when i need around 5" i will move the fence back so i can use it for the width, works for me , good luck