Rigid TP1300 Planer another Craigslist find

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Blog entry by jlabos posted 01-17-2015 02:24 PM 1700 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have been wanting to add a thickness planer to the shop and I found this Ridgid TP1300 on Craigslist for 100.00 with a stand. It was pretty clean and ran good so I brought it home. Now I can finally do something with all the rough lumber I have in the basement. My wife’s great uncle owned a mill and we now live in the house that he built. In the basement there is a pile of rough cut lumber that is 3”x10”x180” that I can now work with. I still am not sure exactly what kind of wood it is. My wife’s grandmother has stacks of pine in her basement that is leftover from when they built the house 60 years ago. Its all tongue and groove that was used for the sub floor. It is all 3/4” and is 4”, 6”, 9” and 13” wide pieces that are 135” long. It will all clean up nicely in the planer when all the gray dust and crud is planed off.

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#1 posted 01-17-2015 06:06 PM

Take a look under the out feed table and see if there is an orange tube there, it will contain a new set of blades.
I bought mine used ($150) all the tools and the new blades were intact, just made it a better find. But you got the stand … you suck.

-- Grumpy old guy, and lookin' good Doin' it. ... Surprise Az.

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#2 posted 01-17-2015 07:16 PM

Yup that was one of the first things I checked. Extra blades under the out feed table and all the tools in the tool compartment were included. I didn’t know that the stand was part of the deal until he delivered it. Oh yeah I forgot to mentioned the PO delivered it and helped me carry it to the garage.

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#3 posted 01-18-2015 05:16 PM

It just keeps getting better …

-- Grumpy old guy, and lookin' good Doin' it. ... Surprise Az.

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#4 posted 01-18-2015 07:54 PM

Congratulations, this will really assist you in posting more projects, it is a wonderful find

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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