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3 Girls & A Woodworker #6: Planer.... What should i do......????

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Blog entry by John_G posted 1206 days ago 847 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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ok i found on craiglist 2 Ryobi planers;

1: Ryobi 10” planer with homemade rollerbase (85.00) http://rochester.craigslist.org/tls/2374085323.html

2: Ryobi AP12 with new dual edge blade and blade binders, comes with table and dust port for 150.00 http://rochester.craigslist.org/tls/2364710877.html

Is it woth it for me to seriously look into getting one of them….??? A nice DeWalt is just not in my future because of the cost. Does anyone have any experiece with any of these machine….

Please i could use your help/opinion LJ’s…...

Thanks Everyone,
John Gray
Spencerport NY

-- John Gray



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WinterSun

163 posts in 1244 days


#1 posted 1206 days ago

Those are both very old models, and the prices aren’t spectacular. I’d keep watching… I had been looking for a planer for quite some time but no good deals were coming up. Suddenly, a couple weeks ago, a Delta 13” and two Ridgids popped up within the span of several days, all under $150. I managed to snag one of the Ridgids. Craigslist can be very unpredictable like that.

-- Rory // Milwaukee, WI

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dbhost

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#2 posted 1206 days ago

I would keep looking. Those are both relics, and knives are kind of tough to come by for either of them.

The current model, AP1301, is a 13” model, and is presently at $229.00. I own one of these (had for the last 3 years). A good basic machine, uses the same knives as the Ridgid 13” planer, decent dust collection port. No infeed or outfeed tables, but I found that by manually supporting the workpiece as it goes in, and comes off the feed rollers, snipe is very minimal.

I have seen several of the much more desireable AP1300s (cutter head lock, infeed / outfeed tables) on Craigslist over the last 6 months, and they were going for $125.00, and $100.00 in good shape…

If you can just keep chunking your change aside, save up a little bit more and get a new AP1301. Once you know how to use it right, you will never regret owning it…

-- My workshop blog can be found at http://daves-workshop.blogspot.com

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tctaylor79

44 posts in 1229 days


#3 posted 1206 days ago

+1 to WinterSun and dbhost’s comments. Both are respectable machines, but the asking price isn’t really that great for their vintage.

-- Tim Taylor - GLT Woodworks

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John_G

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#4 posted 1206 days ago

thanks everyone for the input, there’s no need for the machine imediatly so i’m gonna wait…. thank you…

-- John Gray

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