Yeah. And I would also say Whhooooooaa there pardner!. The newer
1300/1301 Ryobi's are not even a shadow of the old 10" machine you
originally posted. As mentioned in my earlier post I just passed my
old 12-1/2" Ryobi on to our son. My old machine was a close cousin to
the 10" Ryobi at least in weight and quality - IOW - built like a
tank. I have seen the new ones in HD and they are cheaply made
stuff. "Stuff" is better than what I was thinking. Ryobi's overall
quality and reputation have slid during the past 10-15 years on most
stuff except maybe their battery operated drills. In fact I don't
even believe that all of the new planers have infeed/outfeed tables.
I said earlier that the 10" 'er was probably priced too high. But I
would go with it before this one. As the reviews Larry posted shows
there were three opinions. Stinks, Middle Top. What do you conclude
from that? At least one guy wanted to justify his purchase. The
other too were not that happy :^&}
BTW, my neighbor has owned one of the Rigid 3-knifers for a while, and
he uses it a fair amount. Loves it. The reason I mention it is it
showed up at the bottom of the Amazon page Larry linked.
I bought one in 1988 and finally sold it in a garage sale earlier this year.
I stepped up to a 15" stationary unit.
You have IIRC the "Original" bench top planer. It is almost bullet proof.
It does have certain problems that were common back then and with less
expensive planers today. Snipe can be an issue and it is limited to 10". I
would think that if you can rotate the cutter head by hand it will run just
That is a pretty good machine, almost legendary. I owned its younger
cousin the 12-1/4" machine for about 13-15 years and just passed it on
to our son after I bought a heavier duty 15" planer.
But..... $200 seems high even if it is "new". Are you certain it is
new and not just cleaned up and in the box again. If truly new, and
you don't think you will want to plane wider stock it might be ok in
the $150-200 range but there are a lot of wider planers out there now.
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