How many people have had bad Ridgid jointers out of the box? I purchased the JP06101 because of 10% off and a Home Depot gift card I had. The first one had a frozen outfeed table. I loosened gibs & nuts before shaking, tapping, etc. This turned in to violent shaking and beating.....to no avail. Took it back as per Ridgid's instructions. The second one turned out to have a middle hump on the infeed table. A straight edge rocks across the table.
I'm tired of hauling & assembling jointers. By the time I take this one back, I will of used up the savings of my gift card with renting trailers. Have I really had some rotten luck or are these jointers now that poorly made?
Is the normal quality worth trying a third? Or is there another brand that is well made for about the same dollar amount? ($400)