LumberJocks

Ridgid planer replacement parts

  • Advertise with us

« back to Power Tools, Hardware and Accessories forum

Forum topic by whiteshoecovers posted 06-25-2015 07:13 PM 612 views 0 times favorited 9 replies Add to Favorites Watch
View whiteshoecovers's profile

whiteshoecovers

42 posts in 552 days


06-25-2015 07:13 PM

I have a 13” ridgid planer and I need to replace the infeed table. I’ve found it for sale at erplacementparts.com and 1800toolrepair.com but for at least $56+shipping. Seems pretty steep when the entire tool is $350. Does anyone have a preferred source for reasonably priced parts or is this about how it works?

Thanks,

WSCs


9 replies so far

View BinghamtonEd's profile

BinghamtonEd

2281 posts in 1837 days


#1 posted 06-25-2015 07:29 PM

I think the $56 actually seems reasonable for a brand new infeed table. I’ve ordered from them before (I actually have another order from them getting delivered in a couple days) and haven’t had a problem.

Typically, the cost to replace major components of a machine is not a direct fraction of the cost of the whole machine. It’s kind of like appliances…I was looking at a new motor for a washing machine, and the cost of the motor plus shipping on a 7 year old machine was almost what I paid for the machine. Likewise, if you were to order all of the parts for a car and assemble it yourself, you’d be broke before you finished.

You could consider making your own infeed/outfeed table for it. What happened to the old one?

-- - The mightiest oak in the forest is just a little nut that held its ground.

View whiteshoecovers's profile

whiteshoecovers

42 posts in 552 days


#2 posted 06-25-2015 07:54 PM



What happened to the old one?

- BinghamtonEd

This is actually kind of funny so I’ll share. A good while ago I go to use my planer and the on/off switch is broken: it flips up and down but with no “click” and does not turn on the machine. The first thing I did was grill my neighbor who occasionally goes into my shop to borrow a drill bit or something but had recently been asking about using the planer. He said he never touched it (it was hard to believe him). A couple winter months went by when I didn’t go into the shop before I finally bought a replacement switch and installed it. The old one had just cracked like it had been hit by a hammer, weird. Well it wasn’t until the first time I go to use the planer that I notice this huge dent in the infeed table, it looked like the roadrunner slammed it over wile e coyote’s head. It then donned on me that months ago I was making a quick cut with my table saw which is positioned in front of my planer, and while making this small rip cut the waste piece between the blade and fence got ejected backwards and must of hit the folded up infeed table right over the switch- so it dented the table into and broke the switch. I usually work with a gamete of feather boards and push sticks on the table saw, but this one time I didn’t and mind you I did so in a way that was not dangerous to myself, just my planer.

View JoeinGa's profile

JoeinGa

7489 posts in 1475 days


#3 posted 06-26-2015 04:47 PM

So are you gonna go and apologize to the neighbor? LOL

-- Perform A Random Act Of Kindness Today ... Pay It Forward

View BinghamtonEd's profile

BinghamtonEd

2281 posts in 1837 days


#4 posted 06-26-2015 05:04 PM

Any chance you could fill the dent with some bondo and sand it smooth?

-- - The mightiest oak in the forest is just a little nut that held its ground.

View Wupper's profile

Wupper

16 posts in 533 days


#5 posted 06-26-2015 05:24 PM

Send it or take it. Ridgid Warrants it’s products and we used them in the 1960s, break something they never even questioned it, just fixed it. This warranty lasts for the lifetime of the RIDGID tool. Warranty coverage ends when the product becomes unusable for reasons other than defects in workmanship or material.To obtain the benefit of this warranty, deliver the complete product via prepaid transportation to Ridge Tool Company, Elyria, Ohio, or any authorized RIDGID Independent Service Center. Pipe wrenches and other hand tools should be returned to the place of purchase.

Suburbia is where the developer bulldozes out the trees, then names the streets after them.

View whiteshoecovers's profile

whiteshoecovers

42 posts in 552 days


#6 posted 06-26-2015 06:04 PM



So are you gonna go and apologize to the neighbor? LOL

- JoeinGa

I never accused him. I just thought it incredible at the time that the switch broke all by itself. But at the same time it was actually hard to believe how anyone could of gotten it to break that way.

View gfadvm's profile

gfadvm

14940 posts in 2158 days


#7 posted 06-27-2015 12:28 AM

I would put that table on a hard flat surface (anvil for me) and hammer that dent out. This should result in a perfectly functional table with a little cosmetic blemish.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

View AlaskaGuy's profile

AlaskaGuy

2406 posts in 1777 days


#8 posted 06-27-2015 02:59 AM


Send it or take it. Ridgid Warrants it s products and we used them in the 1960s, break something they never even questioned it, just fixed it. This warranty lasts for the lifetime of the RIDGID tool. Warranty coverage ends when the product becomes unusable for reasons other than defects in workmanship or material.To obtain the benefit of this warranty, deliver the complete product via prepaid transportation to Ridge Tool Company, Elyria, Ohio, or any authorized RIDGID Independent Service Center. Pipe wrenches and other hand tools should be returned to the place of purchase.

Suburbia is where the developer bulldozes out the trees, then names the streets after them.

- Wupper


It would seem to me that the life of his planer table became unusable for other reasons than defects in workmanship or material. Doesn’t seem right Ridgid should be responsible for damage done by omeones table saw kick back.

-- Alaskan's for Global warming!

View whiteshoecovers's profile

whiteshoecovers

42 posts in 552 days


#9 posted 06-27-2015 01:13 PM

I just ordered a new table from toolpartsdirect. Thanks for all the input.

Have your say...

You must be signed in to reply.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

HomeRefurbers.com