Does anyone have a Ryobi AP 10 Planer?

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Forum topic by ringore posted 01-05-2012 03:56 AM 6544 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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01-05-2012 03:56 AM

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I found a Ryobi AP 10 benchtop planer on CL. I was wondering if anyone has/had one and what there opinion is of this planer.

Thanks in advance for your reponses.

-- "I'm a classic overachieving underachiever" - Phil Newcomb

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#1 posted 01-05-2012 05:25 AM

I have the harbor fright version that is mechanically the same but a different color. So far the issue with it being only 10” has not been a problem but something to consider. You will need he in feed and out feed tables as it can snipe a bit with out them. I paid $90 a year ago on CL. Hope this helps.

-- Russ

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#2 posted 01-05-2012 05:53 AM

I was given one several years ago. It has served it’s purpose well. I have no real issues other than size. I have run a lot of old wormy chestnut that had been painted to clean it up. It did a remarkable job with that. Although it’s a bit noisy, it works well and is easy to replace blades. If you can get it at a good price, go for it. You can always update later.

-- Every day above ground is a good day!!!

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#3 posted 01-05-2012 06:43 AM

Thanks for the input so far. You have given me some good info. I really need a planer as I’m tired of dealing with dimensional lumber, but not quite ready to drop a lot of cash on a higher priced machine yet.

-- "I'm a classic overachieving underachiever" - Phil Newcomb

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#4 posted 01-05-2012 07:59 AM

Oh I never had one but they don’t have a bad rep.
The newer benchtop planers are a heavier grade of tool
and will work better on heavier boards with less snipe
but the machines themselves are heavy too.

Anyway, make sure the knives are in good shape because
you won’t be getting a bargain if you have to replace them
right away.


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#5 posted 01-05-2012 02:12 PM

I have one that I bought new about 16 – 18 years ago. It’s served me very well. Some day, I’d like to upgrade but it’s not a high priority, which speaks well for the planer.

Ditto Russ’ comment about snipe. I hope to build a table for it soon to include infeed/exit tables to help control the snipe but I don’t know if that will eliminate it. It’s noisy but it’s a planer! It’s performed consistently well for me. Also, the dust/chip collection hood works well with either a shop vac or DC.

If it’s a good price and mechanically sound, I say go for it!

-- Bob, Atlanta

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#6 posted 01-05-2012 04:35 PM

I had one and it sniped like crazy. It was built quite well, however. Probably better than most lunchbox planers today.

Unless you are getting an unusually good deal, I would suggest looking for something with a locking cutterhead that will produce less snipe. I’m guessing this will cost you about $50 more on CL than the AP10, but it should give you an additional 2” capacity as well.

-- PaulMayer,

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#7 posted 01-05-2012 07:22 PM

I have had this small 10” blue benchtop planer for 20 years or more. A heavy little beast that needed a little work to get the infeed right, to avoid snipe. My mate Angus comes round and pushes a few hundred feet of Osage and Bamboo through it one a year, to prep the materials to make his longbows. I plane guitar fingerboards, all sorts of timber. Noisy, deffo need extractiom and earmuffs, but a great workhorse.

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