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Ryobi AP1300 Planner and Masterforce Planer Blades

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Review by Raymond posted 926 days ago 5514 views 2 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I needed new planer blades for my Ryobi AP 1300 planer. Problem is Home Depot does not cary this planer any longer, the only source is Ryobi directly (expensive) or Home Depot online (back ordered with no estimated delivery date. Or order them from online vendor. I was in Menards looking at tools, and looked at there planer blades, to my suprise I see a 13” set of blades for a Masterforce 3 blade planer. I went home and got my Ryobi blade and to my suprise they are an exact replacement. I purchased a set 29.99 $ for 3 blades and went home. I measured the thickness of the Ryobi Blade and the Masterforce, exactly the same thickness, same width and same length, The Ryobi planer has indexing slots on the blade, and so does the Masterforce, they are in the exact same spot and same size. These blades are an exact match. So for 29.99 I have a new set of blades with a spare blade.

I installed them on the planer and it works like brand new. If you have the Ryobi AP1300 and need blades I would recomend these as an alternative.

-- Ray




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#1 posted 926 days ago

Thanks for the review Raymond. I had the same problem when I went to Home Depot, now thanks to you I know what to do. Jerry

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#2 posted 926 days ago

Home Depot sells Ridgid blades that will work for this planer.

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#3 posted 925 days ago

I looked at the ridgid. they had a notch in the end of the blade and didnt look like they matched.

-- Ray

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#4 posted 925 days ago

Thanks for the review. Let us know how long the keep a good edge!

-Jim; aka “Stumpy Nubs”
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#5 posted 925 days ago

Sounds like a bargain. For your planer if you buy two sets, the third one(extra blades) are free. Wonder if they will work on a DeWalt 735? One set cost more than two of yours.
I’m stuck with Lowes and HD here. I like Menards and used to drive 50 miles just to go to one.

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#6 posted 925 days ago

It looks like the notched ends are for the AP1301, which is the one I have. A quick google shows there are other options for both planers (this is just one result, no idea if the company is trust-worthy):

http://globaltooling.bizhosting.com/products/knives-planer/portable-planer-jointer-knife-sets.html#pkh12826

Amazon has a lot of options too, but it seems like you can get a pair of blades for ~$18, so getting 3 in the above package for about $30 is on par with that. It seems like all of the 1301’s cost ~$30 for just two blades :/

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#7 posted 925 days ago

Might be a good idea to go buy another 2 or 3 sets while they are available.

-- Bert

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#8 posted 925 days ago

Hi Bert, I already did I picked up two more sets. I have been planning oak today and the boards come out smooth as glass. I measured the thickness on the left and right side of the board i was shooting for 1/2 inch thick, the right side was .503 and left side was .502 good enough for me. I will keep you posted Stumpy.

-- Ray

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#9 posted 924 days ago

RAY,
you can fix that out of parallelism by holding one of the screws with a wrench and turning the crank. it takes a few trys but its not hard to get it perfect. I also have the ap 1300.

-- My philosophy: Somewhere between Norm and Roy

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#10 posted 924 days ago

Fix 1/1000th of an inch error, why bother? You’ve got to plane/scrape/sand the piece afterwards anyway, which will affect the dimension more than that. I’d be extremely happy if my machines were that accurate :)

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#11 posted 924 days ago

Thanks for the tip. I’m good with how it planes.

-- Ray

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#12 posted 886 days ago

Both planers are made by the same manufacturer, that is why they use the same blade.

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#13 posted 62 days ago

Hi Raymond
I realize that this review is ancient but if you still in need for that than on EBAY I found this blades for a bargain price:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Four-3-PKs-128270-POWERTEC-13-Inch-Planer-Knives-for-Delta-22-580-Planer-/151310961374?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item233ad60ade
Thanks for this.

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