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  • R4330 Knives vs TP1300 Knives

    Can anyone tell me if the 3 blade R4330 Planer uses the same knives as the TP1300 planer? I need to replace the knives on my TP1300 and here is what I find at Home Depot:

    #AC20501 - 3 Ridgid Replacement blades for R4330 planer @ 29.99 per set
    #AC8630 - 2 Ridgid Replacement blades for TP1300 planer @ 29.99 per set

    If the knives are the same, then Ridgid is either charging a premium for the 2 blade packaging or making a good deal on the 3 blade packaging. Either way, I'd be better off buying 2 of the #AC20501, and end up with 3 pair of knives for my venerable TP1300 at $60.00. Any thoughts from anyone?

    Thanks
    There are three kinds of people in this world - those who can count, and those who can't.

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    Re: R4330 Knives vs TP1300 Knives

    Here is a recent thread from this forum discussing this.

    Planer blade interchange

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    • #3
      Re: R4330 Knives vs TP1300 Knives

      SawDustSteve,

      They are NOT interchangeable... read CJH20's link.

      Regarding the equality of price that you allude to, while they are both approximately the same nominal width (13") the TP1300 2-pack blades appear thicker and have more depth to them (hence they won't fit into the cutting head on the R4330, which uses the narrower blades. Not sure if that should "justify" the cost of keeping the 2-blade and 3-blade packs the same though, as I would think the extra machining would offset the difference in materials. Question for me is whether the R4330 blades are double-edged? The TP1300 blades are and therefore can be reversed... so it's like getting four blades instead of two.

      I hope this helps,

      CWS
      Last edited by CWSmith; 10-15-2011, 06:04 PM.

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      • #4
        Re: R4330 Knives vs TP1300 Knives

        I am almost certain the 4330 blades are double edged, as I remember my brother stating he flipped the blades on the 4330 at the shop.

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        • #5
          Re: R4330 Knives vs TP1300 Knives

          Originally posted by Alphacowboy View Post
          I am almost certain the 4330 blades are double edged, as I remember my brother stating he flipped the blades on the 4330 at the shop.
          The R4330 blades are definitely double edged...either that or I'm getting some excellent cuts from the back of the blade!

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          • #6
            Re: R4330 Knives vs TP1300 Knives

            Thanks to all. I will buy the knives that are marketed for the TP1300.
            There are three kinds of people in this world - those who can count, and those who can't.

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