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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71%of customersrecommend this product115 of 161reviews
Rating Breakdown169 reviews
71%of customersrecommend this product115 of 161reviews
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.
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.
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
I have run oak,ash, hard maple, butternut,pine and basswood thru this planer. It all has come out as smooth as glass !! If you take the time to fine tune the adjustments on this planer you will be glad you did. although the factory settings are good they aren't great. As with any planer you need a free standing roller for the outfeed to ensure the elimination of any snipe. Level,Level and then level again and you will get the professional results of a machine costing 10 times as much. The one drawback that I can see is that it is just a touch under powered for full width stock. But you will be able to dress up some pretty ugly wood with this machine. Enjoy your time in the woodshop !!!!
Pros: Easy to Use, Sturdy, Accurate, Good Size & Weight
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.
Cons: Not Durable
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Review 6 for 13 in. Thickness Corded Planer
from Spokane, WA
Age Range:45 to 54
Do not recommend...Poor design flaw.
PostedMay 24, 2015
No, I do not recommend this product.
Went through THREE Rigid planers with a light planing job of 1/32 of an inch. Each time the drive gear for the automatic feed on the left side busted off after using for about an hour. Do not recommend.
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.
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.
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 .
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
On my way to the local store to get yet the third one. It cuts great, smooth, very little snipe which can be eliminated with proper support on outfeed.. I am planing 1X4 Cedar.. For some reason there seems to be an issue with the drive gears on the feed rollers.. I am taking off a max if 1/16 inch per pass and this is the second time the feed gear has simply split in half... Gong to give you guys one more shot at this.. then going to go back to all Dewalt tools from Lowes. I will say this.. I have been doing 99% of my business at my local store for over 6 years,,,, know most of the employees there,, the people are always helpful and friendly but this does not make up for bad products time and effort spent having to load and unload with replacements not to mention loss of time in doing the task at hand. Hate to not go back,, but when a decision is made i usually stick with it.. 1 more chance and if fail,, i am done.
Cons: Not Durable
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Review 12 for 13 in. Thickness Corded Planer
2 strikes and your out.
PostedJune 13, 2015
No, I do not recommend this product.
My kids call fix it mom because if it's broke I can fix most anything, and love getting tools as gifts. So this was purchased as my mother's day gift. I am building a workshop/craftshop and am using pallet wood on the walls. The first one bought was missing parts and had broken pieces,returned. Got another. Depth guide cover was broken,and after the second piece of wood a blade on the dust fan broke and went flying. No big deal everything still running ok fan turning and all so planed some more wood. Began to make rattling noise investigated,and found that the factory installed screws holding dust cover were missing best guess is that was the noise inside the planer. So needless to say I returned it also. Like an earler post I will be spending a little more money and getting a Dewalt one this time. Better packing on the factories part may have helped,and time spent making sure every screw they installed was tight but who knows. To bad I can't find a Craftsman one I have had some of there power tools for years.
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.
I had used the older version of this planer in the past and was very impressed. What happened? Did you cost reduce this down to a little more than a toy? How can I rate the value when I find it so unusable.
The only real issue I have with this Planer is the in feed and out feed tables! they are hard to get alined if you can get them level totally at all! That and the small amount of snipe I am getting, but that is easily worked around by feeding a piece of scrap of a longer length than the piece I am planing along wit the work part.
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 bought this for my son at his request. I don't yet know how well it works. I don't recommend it because he had to order 5 to get a good one. Besides the patience involved in doing that, I, personally, don't have confidence that something might be problematic inside the planer.