I have a 13in Ridgid Planer that is randomly dimpling/marring the wood throughout the length of the board as it planes. I returned my first one for this problem and the replacement is doing the same thing. I use the dust hood 2in hole with a 6.25HP Wet/Dry Vac for dust collection. I have tried several different types of wood and I get the same results. I saw the complaint earlier in the Forum but I wanted to revisit it. I planed $600 worth of black walnut on the Delta 12 1/2 and it planed perfect every pass. I planed boards from the same stock on my Ridgid and I got poor results, so dry wood would not be the issue in this case. Ridgid's Tech advisors have heard of the complaint before. I am about to return my Ridgid and purchase the Delta. Does anyone know a fix?
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Ridgid 13in Planer Problems