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Forum topic by andersonoo7 posted 05-18-2015 05:22 AM 3239 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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andersonoo7

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05-18-2015 05:22 AM

Hey, All. So, I picked up a Ryobi AH 115 Planer/Jointer combo unit the other day for $100. This was a complete impulse buy as I have been in the market for a heavier planer for a while. The jointer is just a bonus. It needs a little work and is similar to the old Makita combo units.

The question is… Does anyone know anything about these machines? There’s very little on the interweb that I’ve been able to find.


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#1 posted 03-02-2017 04:00 PM

I have owned one since the mid-late 1980’s and I’m still in love. I’ve made a few modifications for dust collection and it is kind of low but a handmade stand would take care of that. Changing knives couldn’t be easier. It runs true and is easily repaired. I never could understand why it was discontinued.

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#2 posted 03-02-2017 04:19 PM

Looks very similar, in many respects, to the Makita 2030 and Hitachi F1000A combo units of that era… (and all were made in the same country as well).

Cheers,
Brad

-- Brad in FL - To be old and wise, you must first be young and stupid

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#3 posted 03-02-2017 05:00 PM

Ryobi used to be a pro brand and may still
be in Japan. 110v combos of this type
were designed for use on Japanese construction
sites.

Ryobi also made a 6” beam planer (I have one)
and a bandsaw that takes a 3” wide resaw blade.

Makita made a little version with an open sided
6” planer that could surface 12” in two passes…
I saw a used one on Craigslist once.

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