Are you considering buying the Ridgid JP0610 Planer, 6-1/8-Inch Jointer? It helps to know what you are getting yourself into, and that’s what we will take a look at in this article. This jointer can get up your woodworking game as it is both a jointer and a planer in one. 

It has good craftsmanship. Whilst the motor is powerful, and it is not as noisy as its competitors are. This gives it an edge over other models in the market. 

BrandRidgid
Model NumberJP0610
RPM (Rotations Per Minute)3450
MotorHeavy induction single phase
Weight225 pounds
Dimensions45.5 x 31.25 x 19 inches
Horsepower1HP
Voltage120 V/240 V,
WarrantyThree-year limited service

Pros 

  • It is precise
  • It is sturdy on its feet
  • It is durable
  • It has a large work table
  • It has a versatile bed

Cons

  • It’s on the higher end of the pricing.
  • It can be difficult to set up

Aesthetics

Whilst there is a lot more to a tool than just looks, it doesn’t hurt when it looks good too. The Ridgid JP0610 Planer, 6-1/8-Inch Jointer is neatly packaged. The motor is usually what throws the look off, but you don’t need to worry about it on this jointer. It is concealed cleverly and neatly so. 

The machine sits on a rugged and sturdy stand made up of different panels that you put together. The manufacturer’s logo is on the front panel along with them on and off switch. The infeed and outfeed table and the other accessories necessary for the work at hand can then be assembled.

Performance Review

This is a durable jointer with a powerful motor. The motor is concealed, and this is done to protect it from any possible sawdust contamination. You get smooth, precise cuts and this is with the help of the spacious infeed table, blade guards and push blocks. It has a dual bevel versatile fence that stops at 45˚,  90˚ and 135˚. This gives you a decent range to work with. 

It has a large tabletop that allows you to work on large pieces of wood. The extra support also helps to enhance your level of accuracy. The motor is also fan-cooled, and this way you get more out of your machine. This jointer has a cast iron bed, which helps minimise vibration and hence gives you more precise cuts. It also has a rabbeting ledge which allows you to make precise rabbeting cuts. 

Safety

As with any tool that uses blades, you must adhere to the correct safety regulations. Go through the manual and take note of what you need to do. When all the general safety precautions have been taken, you can now get down to work. This unit comes with a blade guard, which helps keep you safe as you work. 

Remember to make sure all plugs and switches are off before you make any adjustments. Be sure to be dressed for the part and avoid any clothing getting snagged in the blades. 

Who is this product ideal for?

This jointer is better used by someone who has some experience. Total amateurs may find it difficult to use, as with almost any machine of this capacity. 

Our Verdict

This is a great machine especially if you want to be working with large pieces of wood. It has the capacity as well as motor power. We recommend this jointer for anyone looking for precision and efficiency. Happy shopping!

David D. Hughes