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  • any users of the ridgid 13" planer?

    has anyone used the ridgid tp1300 13" planer? i have never used a planer and would like some insight on it or other brands-the basic positives and negatives. all

  • #2
    had mine for about 2 years now good planer but i think the 2speed jobs are an improvement, dust collection port is cheesy but it works, biggest problem ive had is my hobby has outgrown the planer and if i had it to do over id get a 15 or20" from bridgewood or grizzly cause i use almost all rough sawn lumber now and surfaceing with a lunchbox type is sloooow bill

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    • #3
      I have the delta 12.5" 22-560 and have machined thousands of feet of rough lumber with it. It does a great job but I have to agree with Bill it can be painfully slow, not in the feed rate but in how much material you can chew off in a single pass. The big advantage is that it takes very little storage space. If you have patience and low funds these 'portable' planers are great

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      • #4
        I have used my Ridgid tp1300 to plane over 2k board feet and am pleased with it. The wood was cut with a bandsaw mill and it took several passes with each board, but it gave a professional looking end result.
        \"Is it Friday yet?\"

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        • #5
          I've had mine a little over a year and it seems to do everything I need it too.
          I'm not to the point of using rough lumber yet but it seems to work great. Make sure you get the dust collection kit.

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          • #6
            hey thanks alot. its good to hear that this planer is still doing its job.
            storage is an issue for me so i think the 13" is the right choice at this time, although i have grown-out of a few tools

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            • #7
              I love my tp1300...great value. I found this article helpful when I was deciding which to buy, maybe you can get something out of it too...

              http://www.taunton.com/store/pdf/nmtg01_02.pdf

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