Helical head for a Ridgid tp1300

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Forum topic by EzJack posted 09-05-2010 03:46 AM 3200 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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09-05-2010 03:46 AM

Anyone know where to get one? Opinions on what’s best? Thanks

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#1 posted 09-05-2010 07:22 AM

You would be better of buying another planer from with one already installed in it . I personally prefer the spiral cutterhead. grizzly, byrd or hermance machine.

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#2 posted 09-05-2010 10:58 AM

Jack – I’m not certain about this, but thought I read somewhere that the Steel City portable planer, which has a helical cutter head, is basically the same machine as the original Ridgid TP1300…

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#3 posted 09-05-2010 06:51 PM

i agree with twiceisnice, .... not worth the effort, you would be farther ahead with a factory installed head in a much heavier duty unit like the grizzly.

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#4 posted 09-05-2010 11:18 PM

They show one for your planer at for $250.
Don’t know how well they work!

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#5 posted 09-06-2010 12:50 AM

I sold my TP1300 and replaced with the Dewalt 735. Issues with the head lock drove me nuts, but it was my first planer, & I went for a while thinking it was me. When I got my Dewalt, I relaized how much time I wasted with the TP1300. Since the blades in the TP1300 are fairly cheap & you get two sides from each blade, I’d keep with those until you’re ready to upgrade the machine. I can’t remember the site maybe another jock has the site but there is a website to order blades for the TP1300 for around $25, If I run across it I’ll post it for ya.

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#6 posted 09-07-2010 09:51 AM

Thanks guys, all very helpful.
I’ve had the Ridgid for about 7-8 years and it has worked out very well. I need to be portable so I’m limited.
bburch thanks for the sight, that is what I’m looking for.

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