I think a lot of folks that put Ridgid down, have never owned or tried them out. It's probably just a lot of crap.
Originally posted by OrangemanDane:
I am really interested in the jointer put out by Ridgid (370ish i belive) but have also been looking at the Jet (570ish). Im glad that someone who owns the jointer comments on it because i have been asking around and noone has seemed to use the ridgid. The local Jet vendor WoodCraft seems to have alot of old farts who frown on ridgid saying there midle of the course, but everytime i ask the if they have used them i commonly get random mumbles... I belive Ridgid may get a sale out of me. One question though is setting the knifes square hard? and is the semi open stand sturdy? one more does the dust chute work well?