Didn't get the Rigid. Happened across Sear's sale yesterday, all Craftsman bench tools were 20% off, plus I had a Craftsman Club 10% off coupon. You may remember I've stated before that the planer I have been using is my father-in-law's. Well, he want's it back.
So, I went down to Sears and picked up the 13" planer (normally $429) and their 6" jointer (normally $399) for 343 and 319, plus another 10% off. Walked out the door with both for 633 after tax. Couldn't pass that deal up.
I had seen the planer before and had liked it (it has a built in fan to help remove wood chips, and an attachment to blow them into a 30 gal tash container), but it wasn't really rated any better than the Ridgid that I had been using (info obtained from a recent woodwoorking magazine), and it was $80 more.
So,,,,,,,,, now I have to get a dust collection system and move everything from my garage, down to my basement. I have central air in the house, and it will be nice to have a constant temp/humidity.
On to dust collection!