As mentioned in a previous post last week, I was in the market for my
first jointer and had found one for sale in my local online
classifieds. It was a Ridgid JPO610 6" model, well reviewed in FWW a
while back. The guy was selling it along with a lathe, a floor
standing drill press and a spindle sander, all Ridgid. I asked if he
would be willing to break up the set and he agreed but said he
couldn't accept less than $250 (vs. $450 list price) and that it had
to be this weekend. Fine, I tell him. "By the way, I assume the
jointer is in good working condition, right?," I ask him on the phone.
"I imagine it is. It's still in its box, unopened." (Sound of my job
I went to pick it up this morning. We cut the straps to open the box
for me to inspect it. I gave him the cash and we loaded it up in the
van. I drove singing "Happy birthday to me" all the way home.
P.S.-If anybody in the LA area is looking for the other tools, drop me
a line off list and I'll get you the contact info.