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Forum topic by chocked posted 12-14-2012 05:41 PM 538 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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chocked

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12-14-2012 05:41 PM

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New question – does anyone have a Ryobi thickness planer? I see one local AP1300 whats the thing worth? Or is it worthless? Looks brand new say’s his father used it one time.

Thanks,
Chocked

-- chocked Tn.


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Monte Pittman

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#1 posted 12-14-2012 05:47 PM

That’s what I use. It has been fairly faithful to me. I gave $90 for it at garage sale in like new condition. I have gone through 4 sets of blades since then just because of use. For me it was worth every penny.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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Loren

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#2 posted 12-14-2012 05:50 PM

Almost all the lunchbox planers available in N. America are
made in a few factories and the differences tend to be in
the outfeed tables, adjustments, cutterhead locks, use
of metal or plastic shrouds, etc.

... the guts of the things are all pretty similar from a given
vintage. A few brands have standouts in the upper end
of the price range. Ryobi is a basic portable planer and
you can expect a very nice quality of finish with sharp
blades and snipe at the ends of many boards.

-- http://lawoodworking.com

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Tomoose

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#3 posted 12-14-2012 05:59 PM

I picked up this same planer off of Craigslist under similar circumstances – paid $75 for a basically brand new machine. It is the only planer I have used, so I can’t compare it to anything, but is cuts smooth and seems to do its job just fine. Like any of the portable planers I have read about on here, it does snipe some on the ends, but there are tons of thread on here that address that issue.

Cheers,
Tom

-- cut it twice and it's still too short...

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crank49

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#4 posted 12-14-2012 06:00 PM

I have one. Picked it up at HD off the clearance rack for $120.
Someone returned it before the 30 day return policy expired.
They checked it out and put new blades in it and gave me a new machine warranty.

I have only used it a half a dozen times but it works very well for me.

-- Michael :-{| “If you tell a big enough lie and tell it frequently enough, it will be believed.” ― A H

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#5 posted 12-14-2012 06:06 PM

I have one. I used it up until I restored my craftsman . That was a few years. No real complaints. I wouldn’t give much more than $60-$80 used.

-- Master hand plane hoarder. - http://timetestedtools.com

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chocked

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#6 posted 12-14-2012 08:31 PM

Thanks to all for the information. Sounds like it would be worth the asking price. Lumberjocks is a great way to educate oneself about all most anything to do with woodworking.

Thanks to you all!

-- chocked Tn.

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