seems like planer sale week in canada...

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02-08-2009 12:19 AM

hi all, lookin’ through the flyers and notice that the bench top planers seem to be on sale this week… at canadian tire, the maximum 13” planer w/ stand is 299$, at the depot, the rigid 12 1/2” is also on sale for 299$ (no stand), and not on sale, but cheap, is the ryobi at home depot for 279$, the question is, anyone tried any of these, and if so, what are your thoughts? i’m pretty convinced that they are probably all made by the same manufacturer somewhere in china, i know they are all 15 amps, the one from canadian tire says it runs at 8,000rpm and has a 3 horse motor. i realize that most of the higher end bench top planers run at about 10,000 rpm, but most of those units start around 500$ here in the great white north. so, long story short, although a bit late for that, how ‘bout some opinions and thoughts for me?

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#1 posted 02-08-2009 12:42 AM

3 hp sounds like enough to me but check it out as I don’t know these models.Alistair

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#2 posted 02-08-2009 12:42 AM

I have had a Ridgid for about 6 months. Works great! Easy to set up (really, no set up at all) and easy to use. My only problem was getting replacement blades from HD – they carry replacement blades for a model they don’t sell but not for this one. Got them from HD on line but had to pay shipping. The machine is really nice, however.

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#3 posted 02-08-2009 12:44 AM

I have the CT one (the 12 1/2), not the Maximum. I have had no problem what so ever. Mine is very similar to one that Girzzly sells – Snipe is a real pain though, however it does appear that the Maximum has anti-snipe technology.

I saw the Rigid on Friday . . . nice looking machine. Not sure on how it compares to the Maximum.

Something tells me to stay away from the Ryobi.

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