when i bought mine i had a similar problem. my wood was chipping and upon closer inspection i found one of the blades to be cracked all the way through horizontally. i called up the 1-800 number and they sent me out a new set. while i was waiting, i went down to my local sears store (since HD doesnt carry accessories) and bought a set of 6" craftsman blades which when installed work great. i have the new ridgid set standing by for when the installed blades dull and need to be pulled out for sharpening.
there is another thread on this forum somewhere where we talked in great detail about setting up this jointer and getting everything right. so poke around a bit here, a lot of good info that may help you get your jointer working properly.
i had a friend come over (finally after about six months) and set it up right. i am not very mechanically inclined.
anyway look around the sight, and if your blades were jacked up out of the box ridgid will stand behind their product
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