As do I. I use it more often that I ever though I would. Great for
veneers, wood with crazy grain, and I always use it after resawing
lumber. With all of those 3D boxes I built late last year the drum
sander saw a lot of work.
Like most any tool you find more uses for it when you actually have it
in the shop. Otherwise you use some other method that might be more
tedious. My Domino is a perfect example of a tool that wildly exceeded
my expectations of how much I would use it.
I will chime in here since I have the Ridgid jointer.
In general, I am very happy with mine. It runs and cuts smoothly. The
bed is long enough that you can really create a straight edge on a
board. The bed height and the fence position adjustment are simple and
straight forward. It came out of the box with the infeed and outfeed
tables parallel. The tables are flat. (There is a minor 0.002 inch dip
on one far corner of the infeed table but that is definitely not a
problem since there is plenty of flat table before you get to the cutter
My only complaint is that the adjustment for the tilt of the fence seems
a little strange to me. (This is my first and only jointer so I do not
have any other data points for comparison.) The tilt adjustment
articulates at a couple of points so that the fence can move up and down
while adjusting the tilt. Since I wanted a small gap between the fence
and the table tops, I used a piece of card stock to position the fence
vertically while adjusting the tilt. I set it to 90 degrees when I first
got the jointer and I have not changed it since.
I bought the jointer is 2009. At that time it was listed at $428. I
decided to buy it when Home Depot was having a 1/2 price sale. (I think
that the reason for the sale was that this is when Home Deopt decided to
no longer stock the jointers in the store.) I thought that $214 was a
fair price. When I got to the store, the price that they charged me was
$107 plus tax. I asked and they checked and that was the price that they
had in their computer. The sales guy asked me if I wanted the second
unit that they had in stock. I did not have room for a second unit and
it was a good price but I declined.
Wholly crap, that's a great price.
No wonder they are hurting.. They halved, their half price..... :-O
That's your gain.
I would have bought the second one, come back and given it to a friend
for that price.
On Saturday, February 13, 2016 at 10:16:13 AM UTC-6, HerHusband wrote:
There's a used 6" powermatic in Portland for $475. Check it out.... Make an offer?... if it's still available.
A 6" Jet in Vancouver for $450. Make an offer if still available.
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