I have a Rigid R4330 which I purchased about 2 1/2 years ago from the local Home Depot. The planer has run well as I have planed some white oak that was milled on my property. I milled 2x4's 2x6's and some 1-1/8 inch thick wood with no issues. When I changed out the blades for the first time, (I had flipped the blades once in order to utilize both sides), I planed a piece of wood that was not level. It was planning well at the start and as the wood size increased on the back side, the blades hit the wood and gouged it, thus shattering a blade. Not a pleasant experience. The blade holder was slightly damaged and I had to use one of the old blades in place of the ruined one. The other two blades I ended up flipping around. The planer worked fine for some time. Then, I planned a piece of white oak that was one of the milled pieces and at the end of the planing process, there was a load bang. A blade flew out the front of the planer. The planer blade holder was damaged so, I have since bought a new one. I also bought new blades. Now when I start up the planer, it is very loud as if the brushes need replacing. I checked and they are worn out. Here's the question, should I replace the brushes and feel confident that I won't have planer blades flying out or should I opt for bringing it back to Home Depot for repair? I don't have the original sales receipt, but I do have a copy of the check. Also, has any one else out there every experienced such an issue as this? Any assistance would be appreciated
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Rigid R4330 Issues