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Forum topic by toolie posted 01-18-2013 04:35 AM 579 views 0 times favorited 11 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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toolie

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01-18-2013 04:35 AM

i presently have a ridgid tp1300ls. i got it new for ~$200. today, i picked up a NIB r4331 13” planer for $75. now the question is , which do i keep? right now, i have the 4331 on CL, but i wonder if selling the 4331 is really giving up a potentially better machine. i know the technical differences, which amount to 3 blades vs 2 blades and an ejector fan on the 4331. thoughts?

-- there's a solution to every problem.......you just have to be willing to find it.


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MarkwithaK

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#1 posted 01-18-2013 05:30 AM

My question is how in he bloody blue hell did you get it so cheap?

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Richard

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#2 posted 01-18-2013 05:33 AM

I was thinking the same thing, and where can I get one at that price?

-- "It ain't what you don't know that gets you into trouble. It's what you know for sure that just ain't so." - Mark Twain

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toolie

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#3 posted 01-18-2013 03:02 PM

some HDs are clearancing the planers @ $99. i found the last one in a store and asked an asm for a better deal. probably just caught him on a good day.

-- there's a solution to every problem.......you just have to be willing to find it.

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AJswoodshop

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#4 posted 01-18-2013 03:06 PM

That is a excellent planner I have heard. If I were to get a planner, I would get this one.

-- If I can do it.....so can you! -AJswoodshop

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Cole Tallerman

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#5 posted 01-18-2013 03:12 PM

I went to that same home depot and they had sold the last one 20 min before I got there. That must have been you! Its a small world.

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toolie

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#6 posted 01-18-2013 05:33 PM

cole…..why not go back for the floor model? whenever i’ve purchased ridgid tools that are missing parts, ridgid’s always sent them to me, gratis. BTW, there were a couple at the HD near the holland tunnel in NJ yesterday.

-- there's a solution to every problem.......you just have to be willing to find it.

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#7 posted 01-18-2013 05:53 PM

Chip ejection fan is the difference. With or without a DC, it really makes a difference (at least on my Dewalt).

-- Willie, Washington "If You Choose Not To Decide, You Still Have Made a Choice" - Rush

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richardwootton

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#8 posted 01-18-2013 05:59 PM

I need to go to Home Depot. Stat!

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#9 posted 01-18-2013 06:10 PM

I have the 4331 and quite like it. I like three knives. However, with the older one, you can get an aftermarket helical head (not cheap, though). So really it comes down to what you want. I like the 4331, cutter head lock, blower fan, etc. But I have never tried the other model. Can’t really go wrong with either one. You could probably get more for the 4331, but you could still probably get 200 out of the 1300 if you wanted to sell that one.

-- Brian T. - Exact science is not an exact science

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Jeff in Huntersville

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#10 posted 01-18-2013 06:18 PM

Sell either one and put the money towards a Dewalt 735.

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toolie

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#11 posted 01-18-2013 08:47 PM

Sell either one and put the money towards a Dewalt 735.

already dismissed that when i bought and sold 6 of them when HD clearance them 2 years back. don’t care for machines that, if they fail once the guaranty runs out, hand me a repair bill or entail a costly replacement.

how would the collective thought/opinions be affected by knowing that my shop has a drum sander that could address any minor finish differences between the 1300 and the 4331?

-- there's a solution to every problem.......you just have to be willing to find it.

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