Ridgid Tp13002 planer for $100 good deal?

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Forum topic by woodrooster posted 10-22-2009 02:22 AM 8688 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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10-22-2009 02:22 AM

There is a planer for $100 at the pawn shop would this be a good investment? It would be my first planer. its a 13” It looks to be in pretty good shape although I don’t know specifically what to look for.

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#1 posted 10-22-2009 02:24 AM

The 12.5” Ridgid at Home Depot sells for around $300 so if it works and the blades aren’t chunked up I would say it’s a decent deal.

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#2 posted 10-22-2009 02:27 AM

It’s hard to go wrong for $100. You’ll have to tune it up and maybe buy new blades for it but it should serve you well.

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#3 posted 10-22-2009 09:14 PM

Test the hand crank
Take a look at the blades
Inspect for excessive rust on the 4 post screws
Check that the cutterhead lock has some “springyness” to it

Other than that I doubt a pawn shop will let you run a 12” piece of pine through it to see how it works.

The Ridgit TP1300 is a decent planer, especially at that price.

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#4 posted 10-22-2009 09:17 PM

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