New Jointer for the Woodshop

I ran across a deal on a Ridgit jointer last week for less than $300 dollars at Direct Tool Outlet, so I bought it! While it is only a six inch jointer and I was really wanting an eight inch joiner, I really couldn’t afford the bigger one at this time with the consideration that I would of had to upgrade my electric to 220 to accommodate it. It’s my true hope to find some old relic of a jointer that is 12″ or so then I wouldn’t mind paying for the upgrade as much, until then a six inch will suffice. If I did need to flatten anything bigger than six inches then that I will use one of my many hand planes.

From 1918 magazine advertisement. Caption: &qu...

From 1918 magazine advertisement. Caption: “The Porter Style C Jointer with direct motor drive. Practical in every respect. Ideal for the School. A high grade tool made by specialists. C. O. Porter Machine Company, Grand Rapids, Michigan.” (Photo credit: Wikipedia)