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post #1 of 50 (permalink) Old 02-19-2009, 01:43 AM Thread Starter
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I got rid of the small old 4" jointer I had and hoped I could do most of my jointing on the router table. That isn't working out so I am looking for a new 6" jointer. Of course I am keeping my eye on Kijiji and Craiglist for something used, in excellent condition and at a jaw dropping price. A new one is a possibility if the price is right. So any recommendations you can give me would be a great help even in looking for used ones. I do have some criteria as follows:
It must be available in Canada. The cross border shipping costs will not work on a huge item like this.
The price (as delegated by the spouse) should not exceed 500.00 CDN.
It must be at least 6", but not some monster cabinet model, I am still working out of my now very crowded garage. If there is actually a decent bench model I would consider it.
It must be 110/120V.
Some of the models I have been looking at are the Ridgid JP0610, Craftex CT086 and the General 80-075. I also considered the Sears Craftsman 6 1/8" benchtop model, but I am open to all suggestions.
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Hi Deb,

The Ridgid is a very good model in your price range if you can still get one. I had one before I ran out of room in my shop and found it to be a quality machine that did the job well.
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I like the Ridgid model. I might be able to order it through Home Depot in Canada. They don't carry them in store here. I have no idea why, they seem like a decent machine.
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Deb, i would think you could order it from home depot. i wanted a delta 8 inch grinder. hd didnt sell them. lowes does. i had store credit at hd, so i called their corporate office. i had bought a lot from them over the last few years. within 2 days they ordered one from delta and it was supposed to be about 40 dollars more than lowes, i told the manager i could buy it at lowes for 129 and he met the price.

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Levon I wish someone other then HD sold the Ridgid jointer in Canada. Some competition would be good. I did find someone inquiring about it on the HD site and was advised to order it at the Pro desk at the local HD store. Maybe I'll give that a try.
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Deb, try that and if they cant help you talk to a store manager at customer service. it cant hurt, right? if you can order it, it probably wont take too long to get it. being on the internet more and more, i have gotten use to waiting on orders. the only thing i hate is when they ship things by U.S. mail. they are so sloooooow!!!! lol

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Good morning, I picked up the Delta J (something) 360 It is a 6". I got it at a Rockler sale fro 200.00. I can say that I like it so far. I have learned it is real easy to mess up cutters, I see results of very small debris in the finished products so I will be very careful of what I run though it. It is the only jointer I have ever owned so not way to compare. I was looking at the Ridgid before the sale ever came up, but for 300.00 I picked up the jointer and a planner. These will do till things change.

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Wow Jerry that was quite a deal you got there. Wish Rockler was in Canada
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Hi Deb,
The Ridgid JP0610 is an excellent tool. When I got mine from HD it was perfect right out of the box.

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Can you get the "Woodstar", a Sheppac unit, 8"x6" planer thicknesser, retails here for £200:00 I am also limited for space, and have had one for 3 years, does a very good job, although the motor is a bit noisy.



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