|Review by steve||posted 03-14-2014 10:43 PM||6299 views||0 times favorited||12 comments|
I got this Ryobi 1300 Planer 3 years ago…I took a shot at it for $100 used, but actually almost new…the owner passed away just after buying it, and his wife sold it to me, I would have given her more, but that’s all she wanted. I have the box, receipt, EVERYTHING!
I’ve had a Delta, and and an ole General…I gotta give this Ryobi the props though…and it is the ONLY Ryobi tool I own…I am not a big fan, but this older 1300 is a great design.
The lock is what does it justice…barely, if any, snipe…I was astonished.
It has performed stellar. I use it for everything. No issues, not one.
If you can find a 1300, give it a go…I was pleasantly surprised!
Chip/dust collection is superb (on a 4+” line) I did have to order new knobs for chute, they were lost…
customer service (ordering knobs) – excellent
Snipe – nill to none
Power – more than enough – I run on it’s own circuit, but that’s just me, not necessary.
Noise – a bit noisy but tolerable
adjustments/repeat-ability – excellent
Tables – excellent/adjustable
Weight – not exactly light, but again tolerable
Knives – excellent, reversable, self setting, no effort at all
Reliability – ++++++ GREAT!