Rated 4.6 out of 5 by 95
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by sal great tool!
other than the slow shipping to the store for pick up this was a great buying experience! the jointer is an amazing piece of equipment and functions perfectly. After reading a lot of reviews I was worried about the LSA being a pain. But it worked flawlessly. I was granted the lifetime service within 24 hrs of entering my info on their website.
March 29, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by ray Really nice!
Really nice jointer. Love it it doesn't take a lot of room.
August 16, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by SD So far so good
Set up relatively easy and was coplaner out of the box. Good size and well made machine.
August 9, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by itsme This a reliable smooth cutting machine.
Make sure you have adequate chip extraction with a high volume dust collector or be ready to stop often and remove chips. This is not the fault of the machine. It's doing what it was designed to do and does it well.
It will leave you with a surface ready for finishing if you don't rush your work.
I didn't give it a 5 star since the rabetting function comes up short when making multiple pass rabbets.
July 27, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by TSI 4 Hours of Research Led To This Purchase
I tend to over research everything I buy and this purchase was no different. Here were my key observations post-purchase.
1. You can tell Ridgid listened to customer feedback and improved the machine. Early reviews mentioned a flimsy infeed table adjustment wheel, which on my unit, was solid as a rock.
2. Some comments questioned why this unit is marketed as a planer and jointer. The instructions clearly state the logic and are quick to point out that you can plane wood on this machine, but that does not assure that both sides are parallel. You'd need a surface planer to accomplish that.
3. Ease of assembly - I put this together in less than an hour. The instructions were close to perfect. I opted to install the drive belt assembly BEFORE installing the rear cover because I found it easier to get my hands inside to make adjustments.
4. Noise - This unit is far quieter than I had imagined. I've not used jointers for years, and so I was very surprised at how quiet this unit is. Of course the level of noise I am referring to is just the sound of the machine and not the sound of wood passing through the machine :)
All in all, I am thrilled with this product so far and I am looking forward to years of use.
January 31, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Bucky Ridgid jointer
Easy to assemble, excellent quality, and all the settings were right on the mark coming out of the box. I have been doing cabinet making for over 45 years and this jointer rivals anything made by Delta or any other manufacturer. Highly recommend this machine for the professional or the hobbyist wood worker.
June 30, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by RAQ Excellent value
I did quite a bit of research and reading reviews before settling on this Rigid jointer. This jointer/planner arrived very well packed and aside from being quite heavy ( 200+ lb.) was easy to assemble.
The owners manual was well written and illustrated and the high quality of fit and finish of all components was impressive for this price level. After using it for several weeks I am very pleased with its performance and would not hesitate to recommend it.
June 21, 2016
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by BigB Subpar
The cast table was dinged on one corner and had 1/2 inch of material missing and was bent. The motor was also damged as the shaft encountered something very hard during shipping and was bent. Well, i had put it together before noticing the flaws onthe table. I was going tk buy another and swap the motors then return. But, with a damaged table its going back for sure. Also, the quality is subpar, mechanisms are not smoothly adjusted and the table was not machined very well (wavy edges). Come on, this is a precision tool and should be an excellent example of precise manufacturing. It is not, I will buy a Grizzly now. I would not recommend this product for the price of $599. Much higher quality tools are available at that price. Ie: Jet, Grizzly etc...
May 11, 2016