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    Does anyone out there have any experience with the Ridgid 13" Planer?

    I would like to know how smooth a cut can be obtained at, 1/16 or less depth?
    Any ridge lines or snipe?
    Can the blades be resharpened?
    Can the blades be purchased from a third party supplier ?
    Any other performance comments would be appreciated.
    Thanks

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    eps335, towards the top of the page there is a header bar that contains a list of prompts. One of those in entitled Search. Click on that them type in, RIDGID TP1300LS, in the box. There will be enough reading material there to keep you busy for a long time.

    Most owners of the TP1300LS and also magazine reviews usually rate the Ridgid planer very highly.
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    • #3
      Originally posted by eps355@gmail
      Does anyone out there have any experience with the Ridgid 13" Planer?

      I would like to know how smooth a cut can be obtained at, 1/16 or less depth?
      Any ridge lines or snipe?
      Can the blades be resharpened?
      Can the blades be purchased from a third party supplier ?
      Any other performance comments would be appreciated.
      Thanks
      Let me try and answer these for you.

      I would like to know how smooth a cut can be obtained at, 1/16 or less depth?
      Very smooth as long as the knives are sharp.

      Any ridge lines or snipe?
      Not as long as the knives are sharp and the tables are set right.

      Can the blades be resharpened?
      No, as kinves are sharpened they become shorter and there are no jacking screws on the planer.

      Can the blades be purchased from a third party supplier ?
      Yes, and they are also stocked at HD. Also the blades are double sided and the planer comes with an extra set.
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      • #4
        I’ll second everything TOD said.

        Woodslayer

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        • #5
          Ridge lines are a result of dings in the blades and are possible with every blade of this type on the market. New sharp blades shouldn't result in ridges. If you ding a new set of blades, you'll get them, but there's an easy work around....just take a second pass at the same height setting but move the board to a different location on the blades....ridge gone.

          For planers with some sort of cutterhead locking mechanism, snipe is primarily a function of good setup of the head and tables, wood length, and some technique. Machines without a cutterhead lock tend to snipe badly.

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