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Posted on 1301 Ryobi Planer not planing correclty

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#1 posted 02-28-2012 06:58 AM

I have that same planer. Ryobi has stoped offering the knifes AFAIK and Home Depot, in my area anyway, doesn’t stock them anymore. I found my last set thru Amazon. They were about $50 a set. Once upon a time they were about $35 when HD had them. I’ve since upgraded to a 20 inch planer but still have my little Ryobi.

As stated above, if you lift up slightly as the stock enters and exits the machine it will reduce snipe considerably. I’m not sure it can be eliminated completely but will be minmized with this process. What snipe you do get can be sanded out with little effort with a random orbit sander. The 1301 is one of Ryobi’s gems. Mine served me well for several years but couldn’t handle the volume of material I needed to surface in a given day. Now I use a 20 inch planer and 38 inch woodmaster drum sander. Much faster as I can take a far deeper cut and make fewer passes. For small jobs and shallow surfacing work the Ryobi did just fine after I got past the learning curve.

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