Ryobi - Ryobi AP1301 Benchtop Planer
Ryobi AP1301 has a motor rated at 15 amps and uses two 13-in. blades
Considering the low price, the Ryobi has an impressive amount of power. The lack of extension tables could lead to more snipe than the other machines, but I didn’t find excessive snipe while planing an 8-in.-wide by 40-in.-long board. Add reasonably good dust collection (adjusts to blow chips out the back or hooks to a dust collector on the side) and the package becomes a great value for any shop. The planer leaves a good surface. I gave it the best-value award.
Photo: Anissa Kapsales