Ridgid 13002 vs Dewalt 733

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Forum topic by trevorlamont posted 08-01-2014 02:36 PM 779 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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08-01-2014 02:36 PM

I am looking at 2 very lightly used planers Ridgid 13002 and the Dewalt 733. Both come with stands. The Ridgid is being sold for $200 and I talked the Dewalt down to $250. I like the Repeat a cut feature on the Ridgid. I’m torn cause I feel like the Dewalt would be a better planer possibly.
Please advise. I’m still a beginner at woodworking.


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#1 posted 08-01-2014 02:43 PM

Trevor, I have the Ridgid ZRR4330 planer (one model older), and I am very happy with it. Does everything that I ask of it (other than planing wood 16” wide).

That being said, a comment on the repeat a cut feature. I used it a lot at first, and it is great if you’re doing a project with all 3/4” wood, so any variation fro 3/4” will be uniform across the project. I’ve been doing more work with multiple thicknesses with a need for very tight joints, and I’ve found myself relying more on calipers and less on the repeat a cut. It depends on what you’re using it for, how tight you want your tolerances, and how much you like cleaning up joints.

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#2 posted 08-01-2014 04:55 PM

I sold my TP 1300 (Grey version) on CL and bought the DW735. I’ve only ever looked at the DW733 in the stores, and an actual owner of a DW733 can pro or con it for you but as for the TP1300, I did not like the duct collection and the cutterhead lock always seemed to come loose when running a lot of BF through, not a bad unit overall just annoying, if you look at the TP1300 look under the wings and see if the additional set of blades is there.

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#3 posted 08-01-2014 04:58 PM

The Dewalt 735 has several depth stops that are reliable and repeatable. It is such a handy feature, I would not buy a planer without good depth stops.

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