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RIDGID 13 in. Thickness Corded Planer

The RIDGID 15-amp13 in. Corded Planer features a 3-blade cutter head with quick-changing, dual-edge blades that are reversible and self-aligning for a smooth surface with minimal blemishes after cutting. 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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Does planer come with stand

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jim
about 13 in. Thickness Corded Planer on
September 12, 2012
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answer 1
Asked by
RIDGID
September 17, 2012
No, the R4331 does not include a work stand for the planer.

Thank you
RIDGID Support
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answer 2
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TimGS
Merrimack, NH
September 25, 2012
Though this planer does not come with a stand it is worth purchasing. I have planed numerous cherry boards and have been very happy with the smooth finish. Dewalt makes a relatively inexpensive planer stand DW3750 that can be modified (4-Holes) for use with the Ridgid R4330 planer.
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answer 3
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Cutworm
SC
November 27, 2012
No.
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answer 4
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DJH1978
Idaho, USA
November 30, 2012
The Ridgid planer does not come with a stand but does include an excellent warrrenty.
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answer 5
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BROCKSFARM
Jefferson, GA, USA
April 1, 2013
NO, YOU CAN PURCHASE THE STAND SEPARTELY.
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answer 6
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ArkansasJoe
Cabot, AR, USA
April 7, 2013
no
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answer 7
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WEATHERB
SCOTTSBORO,AL
June 9, 2014
NO STAND.
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answer 8
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Thomjoe1
Altus AR
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July 10, 2014
No it does not.
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answer 9
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ScottAnthony
Weed, CA
August 11, 2014
The planer does not come with a stand. You will have to purchase one separately or build one.
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r4331

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ernie
heflin, la
about 13 in. Thickness Corded Planer on
November 9, 2012
What kind of gaurntee comes with planer
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answer 1
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LagoSul
Georgia
November 11, 2012
Lifetime guarantee, however, you will probably need it. I bought this planer and within the first month several parts broke or fell off. I chose not to use the guarantee and returned the planer for a refund. I figured if that much goes wrong this early in my useage, I will be without the use of it more than I will have it operational. The quality on this particular model, at least the machine I had, was very lacking. Several of the parts were not tightened properly from the factory and vibrated loose, and one of the cutting blades broke.
I was very disappointed with this product.
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answer 2
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RIDGID
November 12, 2012
All new RIDGID wood working power tool purchases through the authorized retail distributor Home Depot, come with a standard 3-year warranty. The Lifetime Service Agreement (LSA) coverage currently offered by RIDGID has to be obtained for the tool purchased, if the customer wishes to have that coverage.
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answer 3
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Cutworm
SC
November 27, 2012
If you follow the instructions it's eligible for the Ridgid LSA. Otherwise it is 3 years.
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answer 4
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Steve
December 2, 2012
There seems to be a lifetime repair/replace warranty from ridgid. I was told it may be taken to HD repair shops.
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answer 5
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Bigdaddy
February 8, 2013
really bad, if it tears up your out of luck! Don't buy it!
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answer 6
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ArkansasJoe
Cabot, AR, USA
April 7, 2013
Life time with registration.
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answer 7
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Rusty
Clearwater, FL, USA
July 9, 2013
It's a lifetime repair warranty for defects. It does need to be brought to a Ridgid repair center if it exceeds Home Depots return policy
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answer 8
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Tgoodie
Scottsdale, AZ, USA
February 11, 2014
You can register with Home Depot for a life time service guarantee. Make sure you keep your receipt and original UPC code - you will need that to register. You can register by mail or on-line.
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Is it a single or duel speed unit?

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LZDK
Onalaska, WI
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June 8, 2014
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Cutworm
SC
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June 9, 2014
Single speed.
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answer 2
Asked by
Donatode
Staten Island, NY, USA
June 9, 2014
This is a single speed unit. But the three knives give a good finish with the available speed.
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answer 3
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WEATHERB
SCOTTSBORO,AL
June 9, 2014
It is single speed.
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answer 4
Asked by
RIDGID
June 11, 2014
The RIDGID R4331 surface planer is a single speed surface planer.

Thanks for your interest in RIDGID!
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answer 5
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Thomjoe1
Altus AR
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July 10, 2014
Single
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answer 6
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Earldw
Orlando
August 19, 2014
Single
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how much is the cost for 3 new planer blades

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cam
ontariocanada
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November 27, 2012
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answer 1
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Cutworm
SC
November 27, 2012
They are $29.99 US dollars at my local Home Depot for a set of 3 reversible blades.
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answer 2
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Kidsabc
Wisconsin, USA
January 26, 2013
Around $30 from your local HD store. You can also order them online from several locations.
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answer 3
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ArkansasJoe
Cabot, AR, USA
April 7, 2013
go to www.homedepot.com and find out.
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answer 4
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WEATHERB
SCOTTSBORO,AL
February 10, 2014
$30 PLUS TAX
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What is the H.P. rating

Asked by
woodworker
Newton, NH
about 13 in. Thickness Corded Planer on
April 30, 2013
How many Horse Power is the motor?
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LagoSul
Georgia
May 1, 2013
Not sure of the HP rating. I had this planer about 1 month and 2 different parts broke during that time, so I returned it to the store instead of fixing a broken 1 month old machine. I bought the Dewalt planer (same size and price) and have been very satisfied. One of the parts that broke was one of the cutting blades, which came undone and ruined one of my pieces of wood I was working with. Apparently it wasn't tightened properly at the factory and vibrated loose. Even with the lifetime warranty, I didn't think it was worth the hassle for a brand new machine.
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answer 2
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jes2013
Georgia, USA
May 2, 2013
I couldn't find the HP rating, though it is a 15 amp motor and has handled some heavy duty work I've put through it. i.e. 2"x12"x10' cherry and maple without any problem.
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answer 3
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WEATHERB
SCOTTSBORO,AL
February 10, 2014
RATED 15 AMPS WHICH IS THE LOWEST AMPERAGE FOR A DECENT TOOL.P=IXE..P=15X120=1800 WATTS.1 HP =746 WATTS.THEREFORE1800/746=2.41 HP WHICH WILL PROBABLY BE ADVERTISED AT 2 1/2 HP.
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answer 4
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Cutworm
SC
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June 9, 2014
The Planer is rated at 15 amps at 120 volts. This would be approximately 2.4 hp.
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I NEED THE SERIAL NUMBER FOR THIS PRODUCT.

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SNOWQUEEN
SOUTH CAROLINA
about 13 in. Thickness Corded Planer on
October 13, 2013
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answer 1
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RIDGID
October 14, 2013
The RIDGID R4331 planers serial number data label is located on top of the units grey colored motor housing.
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answer 2
Asked by
Chuck
Riverside, CA
October 23, 2013
It is on the in-feed side on a tag on top of the motor housing.
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answer 3
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WEATHERB
SCOTTSBORO,AL
May 29, 2014
HAVE YOU LOOKED ON THE DATA PLATE?THE BOX THAT IT CAME IN?
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answer 4
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Cutworm
SC
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June 9, 2014
The model number is 4331 and the serial number is located on a tag on the planer.
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does it have two feeder rollers? one in front of blade one in back?

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zaskar
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August 16, 2014
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answer 1
Asked by
RIDGID
August 19, 2014
Thank you for your interest in RIDGID!

Yes, the RIDGID R4331 surface planer has one front in-feed roller and one rear out-feed roller, in its design.

Regards,
RIDGID
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answer 2
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Earldw
August 19, 2014
One I think
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answer 3
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Donatode
Staten Island, NY, USA
August 20, 2014
Yes. All planers of this design and class have two rollers. Before and after the cutter head.
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Cutworm
SC
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August 20, 2014
Yes. It has 2 feed rollers.
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how do I get an update from a two blade to a three blade on my planer

Asked by
Dan
lambertville Mi
about 13 in. Thickness Corded Planer on
March 22, 2013
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HDAnswerman
March 28, 2013
Hi Dan,

The only way to upgrade to three blades is to purchase a new planer. To my knowledge, no retro kits are available.

Mike,
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answer 2
Asked by
ArkansasJoe
Cabot, AR, USA
April 7, 2013
See your old two blade planer and buy a new three blade planer
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answer 3
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WEATHERB
SCOTTSBORO,AL
February 10, 2014
MOPRE THAN LIKELY YOU WILL HAVE TO GET ANOTHER PLANER.CHANGING FROM 2 TO 3 BLADE MEANS GETTING NEW CUTTERHEAD AND A LOT OF HEADSCRATCHING TO CHANGE.CHEAPER TO GET NEW ONE AT LESS THAN $400.
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Where is the planer made?

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captain scuba
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September 4, 2013
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answer 1
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RIDGID
September 13, 2013
The RIDGID R4331 planer is made in China.
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answer 2
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SOLTC
Plainview, NY
January 29, 2014
China
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ScottAnthony
Weed, CA
August 11, 2014
It is made in China.
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Does this modle(R4331) have a brushless motor?

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Walla279
St Paul, MN
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March 14, 2014
I looked at a bunch of thickness planers and most of them do not seem to specify, one of them however commented about easy access to the brushes. Also is it a more or less common feature for newer thickness planers in general to have a brushed or brush-less system?
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MARV
Hershey, Nebraska, USA
April 1, 2014
No this item is NOT brushless. It has access for the brushes and you can get replacements for it.
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answer 2
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Cutworm
SC
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May 28, 2014
No. The motor is not brushless.
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answer 3
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WEATHERB
SCOTTSBORO,AL
May 29, 2014
MOTORS THIS SIZE ARE NORMALLY BRUSHLESS.IT IS A UNIVERSAL MOTOR WITH PERMANENT MAGNETS FOR THE FIELD.
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If the planer requires 3 knifes, why does the replacement blade package only contain 2 blades?

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woodbutcher
cincinnati, oh
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March 26, 2014
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RIDGID
March 28, 2014
It sounds like these may be the incorrect items. The R4331 replacement blades are not sold in a package/set, they are sold individually under part #089170109104, through RIDGID Master parts distributor. They can be reached at 800-873-2160.

Thank you
RIDGID
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answer 2
Asked by
Cutworm
SC
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May 28, 2014
Make sure the blades say 4331. There should be 3 blades.
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answer 3
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WEATHERB
SCOTTSBORO,AL
May 29, 2014
THE CORRECT KNIVES WILL HAVE 3 BLADES THAT ARE REVERSABLE.
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Why is the user manual link for the previous model R4330 which is considerably different?

Asked by
gulfcoastguy
about 13 in. Thickness Corded Planer on
June 29, 2012
Current model is R4331 and has a carriage lock which the previous model didn't. There are other differences as well.
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RIDGID
July 3, 2012
We are working on getting this corrected. I have uploaded a copy of the correct manual.

Thank you
RIDGID Support.
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answer 2
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WEATHERB
SCOTTSBORO,AL
February 10, 2014
THERE ARE LINKS FOR SEVERAL DIFFERENT MODELS.WHICH DO YOU HAVE?
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Why is this product discontinued in Tucson Home depot stores

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Junie
Tucson
about 13 in. Thickness Corded Planer on
December 28, 2012
I tried to purchase this from the Thatcher store (they have 4) for the price in Tucson. They said they couldn't do it as it is not discontinued at there store?
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RIDGID
January 2, 2013
It is up to the distributor,Home Depot, what the pricing would be so you need to contact them for the answer to this question.
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answer 2
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Cutworm
SC
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June 9, 2014
I would suggest that you contact customer service at your local Home Depot and ask them.
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Are carbide blades available?

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patrick
Dallas, tx
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April 6, 2014
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Asked by
THDCustomerSupport
Kennesaw, GA
April 7, 2014
Thank you for your recent inquiry with The Home Depot. I believe it would be best to reach out to the manufacturer for assistance. The manufacturer is RIDGID and their customer service department can be reached at 1-800-4-RIDGID.
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answer 2
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WEATHERB
SCOTTSBORO,AL
May 29, 2014
NOT TO MY KNOWLEDGE.PROBLEM WITH CARBIDE BLADES IS COST AND GETTING THEM RESHARPENED.
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Are the planer blades for the 4331 the same as the 4330?

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JPBon
Constantine< MI
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May 28, 2014
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Cutworm
SC
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May 28, 2014
No they are not interchangeable but there are blades offered at Home Depot that will work with either. Make sure you read the labels closely.
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WEATHERB
SCOTTSBORO,AL
May 29, 2014
yes the blades are the same.
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What is better 2 head or 3.?

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zaskar
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August 16, 2014
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answer 1
Asked by
RIDGID
August 19, 2014
Thank you for your interest in RIDGID!

A three blade planer is considered as an improvement over the conventional two blade models, so it would be considered as better.

Regards,
RIDGID
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answer 2
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Cutworm
SC
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August 20, 2014
With 3 blades you get a cleaner or smoother cut than with 2.
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