The RIDGID 13 in. Corded Planer has a 120-volt, 15 amp motor that delivers 9000 RPM for maximum power and continuous operation. It features a 3-blade cutterhead with quick-changing, dual-edge blades that are reversible and self-aligning for a smooth surface with minimal blemishes. The multiple depth features help you achieve your desired depth, and the 13 in. wide feed capacity is great for planing large stock.
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73%of customersrecommend this product111 of 152reviews
Rating Breakdown160 reviews
73%of customersrecommend this product111 of 152reviews
I use my planer to clean up old pallet wood, and rough cut wood from a lumber mill.
Easy to set up, only a couple of screws. Minimal snipe if you have two people running the machine. Love the lock feature. Seems durable so far.
Cons: Ridgid assumes every one has dust collection system.....need to find a chip / dust bag elsewhere. If doing large pieces it has to be bolted down....needs a wider base. Output support for material is not level with machine.....always a bit of snipe. Made in China....should be made in USA.
This planer is extremely cost effective. I compared the DeWalt and Delta with it for a long time, and finally chose the Ridgid. The tool required little assembly and the stand I built for it was perfect. I trimmed 1/64" from a small board, and the finish was like glass. Those who complain about snipe with this planer simply need to adjust it. The carriage lock and the two height gauges work very well.
Pros: Durable, Powerful, Easy to Use, All In One, Sturdy, Accurate
The First thickness planner when it arrived the box was wet and the cutting head was broken.reordered a second one and the top was dented and the metal was rusted.they must be stored in a wet location.
After many reviews on other planers and careful consideration, I have come the conclusion that this planer best fits my needs and out performs my Delta. The set adjustment on the side allows me to set a certain depth limit and I can plane down to that measurement and it can not go down any further. I planed five 1 1/4" rough cut red oak down to 5/8" with no problem. I hooked up the dust collection port to my dust collection. I didn't need a mask and broom to clean up a mess. The gauge for depth is right on the mark. I mic'd the thickness and it was right on. Ridgid has a planer that is very hard to beat.
Planer is great and cuts super smooth surfaces. Easy to use and the cutting indicator is a neat tool on the front. My only complaint is that the lead and trail cutters cut about 1/64 deeper on the initial insertion and extraction of the lumber, causing a little cup on the front and end of the board. Not a big deal if you plan for it and trim it off after.
Pros: Durable, Powerful, Easy to Use, Sturdy, Accurate, Good Size & Weight
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Planer in the shop, after running some raw oak and a cleanup
I have used this planer for small shop projects over the past year or so and now I need to replace the gearbox assembly ~$100 part as all the bushings, housing for the bushings, and one of the gears is shot. This assembly is very poorly made allowing the thin bushings to spin and ovaling the holes which they mount. Very disappointed in the quality of this planer. This planer does not come close to quality of a Delta although similarly priced. I wish I would have taken the covers off to look at this before purchasing, I would have chosen differently.
The unit was purchased online. So either I received a returned unit or the shipper beat the begeebers out of the unit (no outward damage to box however makes me think it was a recycled return). The unit came out of the box with a broken base (not solid steel by a long shot). When adjusting the blades up or down, the chain has so much slack in it it drags on the work table. The blade/clamp cartridge is slightly out of square (like the frame of a car after a bad accident) so it is virtually impossible to send a piece through and get an even plane across the surface (the board has to be spun around to level out however this leaves the center ever so slightly higher. I wish I had bought this from a brick-and-mortar location instead of online. Again this unit was beat to .... before it arrived and you know what an unbelievable pain in the ... it is to do a shipping return --- down time, eval time, will they fix it or replace it and then ship time ... all over again. I suggest you purchase from a store so you can check the packaging for signs of repack, then you can provide transport rather than put it in the hands of someone who does not give a wit about wasting your time and money.
I bought the 1st planer because a friend had one, and I thought he was pleased with it. Used it for about 10 hours and it had some kind of internal failure. Called hotline, checked all possible easy fixes, nothing. Took it to service center to be repaired, but time restraints caused me to buy another one. Took it out of the box and ran for MAYBE 15 minutes, long enough to get almost 1 gallon of shavings of pine taking 1/32" at a time. Planer started a clicking sound and board stopped moving. Turned planer off and checked, rollers not turning. Called hotline, was told it sounds like internal failure. Taking it back to get money back, will try a different brand.
I bought this thickness planner after it was recommended and due to a lifetime warranty. However, after 4 months the gear box broke and I took it in to the repair center to get it repaired. The gear box has been on backorder for over 4 months. The repair center said they always have this trouble with ridged products. What good it the warranty if they don't make the parts to repair it with. This will be the last Ridgid tool I buy.
It was a good tool when I fist bought it . However , Trying to find replacement blades is a dead end , waste of money & time & so Its a boat anchor now ! Ridgid should take it back in on a trade in or buy back , if they can't provide blades when needed & Home Depot is no help at all in Chardon Ohio . You may as well ask someone at Sears about these products . The TP1300 has different models , I have the 2 blade TP1300LS . I find blades on the net for over $80.00 ! & who knows what they really fit . I can't get help at Home Depot for any of the parts I need for the Ridgid tools I have bought there ! Like a fence , tires & new blade etc... for my 14 in. Band saw . Router parts etc... Avoid ! Maybe I can trick some sucker into buying this one & get a yellow box planer .
Did a lot of research into planers and felt that this one was the best value with the LSA available. Planer works great, goes right thru hardwoods. Assembly was easy and all adjustable points were properly set from the factory. No adjustments needed.
Pros: Durable, Powerful, Easy to Use, Sturdy, Accurate, Good Size & Weight, Long-Lasting
I use my planer every day in a pretty high volume shop and plane oak, cherry, walnut, hickory, cedar, maple and cypress. It has some issues - would prefer the vacuum port come out the other side away from the adjustment handle; I replaced the cheap screws holding the blades in place with 10MM bolts with heads; does drop some chips even when hooked up to a large vacuum - but not a real problem; have had to take in for service once and the process worked well - fixed and returned in a couple of days; I was going through a set of blades a week until I made a jig that allows me to hone the old blades and they work great for a few days - then I just hone them again - fortunately I kept all the old blades; had some snipe issues that required a lot of "tinkering" to resolve. Overall a GREAT value for the money. I have a larger, much more expensive planer that I rarely use - blades for my other machine are $120 a set. My Home Depot store has plenty of blades (although I don't buy them any more now that I have my honing jig set up). My planer has the lifetime warranty - I plan on using it for a LONG time...
I have owned this for over a year and run perhaps 200 bd ft of hardwood (oak & maple) through it in my hobby level shop. It has performed flawlessly out of the box. If you want a production shop level planer - do not buy this, it will fail you - if you are a serious hobbyist or a weekend sawdust maker, buy it with confidence.
Pros: Durable, Strong Suction, Powerful, Easy to Use, Sturdy, Accurate, Good Size & Weight
This machine started out great, planing boards smooth without any marks left. But after 3 months of use, (on soft woods like aspen,pine,and cedar) I had to send it to the repair shop which had it for one month. The diagnosis was that the bearings were worn. I have had the unit back about a month and a half and now the some problem seems to be happening. I am fed up. I used to think you could not go wrong with a Rigid tool but I am proven wrong. My plan of attack is to contact both Rigid and Home Depot and see what my options are. If you are planning to purchase this item, please rethink it and spend a little more money and purchase a better unit
Top of machine was smashed in and was unable to use. the box was undamaged. I will have to return this very heavy item to a store for credit.
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Review 18 for 13 in. Thickness Corded Planer
seems great so far, aside from trouble clearing shavings
PostedDecember 2, 2012
This is my first planer. I bought it about a month ago because it was almost half off (making room for the next model year?). Seems to work great, but I have two issues so far: 1) the internal blower does not seam to be able to keep up with the shaving that accumulate. The result is shavings getting between the cutter head and the board, creating a fishing scaling effect on the finished board. 2) it only has one speed, and its kind of quick. This has not effected the cut quality yet, but i think if the feed was a bit slower, it may help with the material being cleared away.... for the full price, it sounds like the dewalt may be a better purchase, but for what I paid I am pleased with the result.
Pros: easy to adjust
Cons: shaving dont clear well and can mark the board, infeed maybe a little too quick
I bought this unit to replace my 20 year old Deltal 12 inch planer. Love this unit, works perfectly right out of the box planes smoother than my old unit, I think because it has three blades instead of two. A minor adjustment on the outfeed table virtually left no snipe, and the repeat a cut feature is very accurate, after planing a board at the repeat a cut settings I found the thickness to be exact, would definately recommend this unit.
I really like this planer! After reading many reviews on planers in its price range $300.00 - $400.00 I decided to buy this one. Most all of the Delta, Dewalt and Ryobi's had issues that guys didn't like the results they were getting or the issues they had to put up with like, time to change out the blades and snipping issues. My view on buying tools is this...I may not be a professional wood guy but I also don't want to buy something I am not going to be happy with. So I tend to pay a little more for my tools so "A" they last me and "B" I don't have issues with changing part or having problems getting them easily. So, I went with this one. Un-boxing: It was a snap. All I had to do was put on the dusk collector and plug it in. I made sure that all of the blades and such were tight and level and then ran a test peace of wood. "PERFECTION"!!! I can not state how much I like this thing. I even ran an end grain cutting board made from Purple Heart through it and it didn't snip it at all. Buy this thing you wont be sorry.