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12-01-2015 05:50 PM

Topic tags/keywords: planer ryobi ap-10

Hey there lumberjocks!

I’m new here, and im also a beginner beginner. I’m also not sure where to post and such. But I asked somewhere else, and no one gave a response :/

This guy has a Ryobi Ap-10 planer up for $110, this is the only picture. Any advice or recommendations as to if this would be a good first planer to get? Anyone use it before, or know if this one looks alright? What should I look for when checking if out?

Any help is appreciated. Thanks! :)

http://imgur.com/8Cp9dNa


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#1 posted 12-01-2015 05:52 PM

Not much good to say about the Ryobi stuff today. I’d pass.
Bill

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#2 posted 12-01-2015 05:55 PM



Not much good to say about the Ryobi stuff today. I d pass.
Bill

- Bill White

It’s one from 1985, how are the older models?

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#3 posted 12-01-2015 05:58 PM

Looks to be in good shape. 110$ would be the absolute max I’d pay. Snipe at the beginning and end of boards will be a problem. You’d have to get a ryobi knife setting jig (orange plastic thing about 15$). Mine is an ok machine. I bought a DW 735 and the the ryobi is relegated to planing dirty wood.

Make sure the rollers roll and the height adjustment is fairly smooth and doesn’t bind going up and down.

-- Shooting down the walls of heartache. Bang bang. I am. The warrior.

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#4 posted 12-01-2015 06:02 PM

I’ll disagree. The AP10 was the first “lunchbox” planer I believe. I bought one new in the 80’s it has been in continuous use since, and has worked flawlessly. The biggest drawback is that there is no dust collection. Something that could easily be fixed w/ a shop made dust hood. Even though they are no longer made blades are still available.

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#5 posted 12-01-2015 06:07 PM

I made a hood for mine with sheet metal and rivets

I use rough lumber and it has taken every thing I can shove at it.

-- Shooting down the walls of heartache. Bang bang. I am. The warrior.

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#6 posted 12-01-2015 06:14 PM



Looks to be in good shape. 110$ would be the absolute max I d pay. Snipe at the beginning and end of boards will be a problem. You d have to get a ryobi knife setting jig (orange plastic thing about 15$). Mine is an ok machine. I bought a DW 735 and the the ryobi is relegated to planing dirty wood.

Make sure the rollers roll and the height adjustment is fairly smooth and doesn t bind going up and down.

- TheFridge

I think i could talk them down a bit, hopefully :D

What does a knife setting jig do? And is there a way to tell if the blades are bad, or if anything is bad? Just some more information if I decide to go pick it up :)

Also, if the blades are bad, how do your replace them? Or do you sharpen them yourself?

And thanks for the info :D

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#7 posted 12-01-2015 06:14 PM



I ll disagree. The AP10 was the first “lunchbox” planer I believe. I bought one new in the 80 s it has been in continuous use since, and has worked flawlessly. The biggest drawback is that there is no dust collection. Something that could easily be fixed w/ a shop made dust hood. Even though they are no longer made blades are still available.

- bondogaposis

Thanks for the advice! Anything to watch out for when inspecting it?

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#8 posted 12-01-2015 07:15 PM

http://www.amazon.com/Ryobi-Part-6072883-blade-gauge/dp/B000P8S6T4/ref=pd_cp_469_2?ie=UTF8&refRID=0KPZSBJCP2JYD6H1W8GT

Just follow the instructions. Not much to it. Sets the knives to the proper height on the knife holder. Critical but very easy.

You can send the knives off to a sharpening service. You can sharpen them yourself if you have the means to do it (that’s a whole other can of worms I won’t get into). Or you can buy new knives. Personally, I’d find somewhere close to you that sharpens them. Typically 10-20$ and less than half the price of a new set.

-- Shooting down the walls of heartache. Bang bang. I am. The warrior.

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#9 posted 12-01-2015 07:28 PM

Thanks for the advice! Anything to watch out for when inspecting it?

Make sure it travels up and down smoothly. It should have a blade sharpening jig, so you can sharpen the knives yourself. Make sure it is included or ask for a price reduction.

-- Bondo Gaposis

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