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25-010 Jointer/Planer Combo Machine

Rikon - 25-010 Jointer/Planer Combo Machine

Despite its small size, the 25-010 jointer/planer from Rikon handles big workpieces well.

$1,000 (As of 2/9/2012)

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Editor's Review: Tool Test: Jointer/Planer Combination Machines

by Roland Johnson

review date: February 9, 2012

Despite its small size, the 25-010 handles big workpieces well, even when planing difficult stock such as wide slabs of white oak. Its plastic gears and light castings aren’t the best choice if you plan to mill boards all day long, but it should suit weekend woodworkers very well.

It’s the only machine with disposable blades, which cannot be sharpened and must be replaced when dull. But disposables are much easier to install. Unlike the other machines, the Rikon requires you to remove the jointer’s infeed table completely during changeover. It’s a lightweight casting and has positive location points, so it’s simple to do. But it is a nuisance to store the table while the machine is in planing mode.

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Editor Test Results:

Changeover 60 seconds from jointer to planer, 74 seconds planer to jointer

Manufacturer Specifications

Manufacturer Rikon
Manufacturer's Web Site www.rikontools.com
Manufacturer's Phone Number 877-884-5167
Cutterhead 3-knife, HSS, disposable blades
Replacement knives N/A
Other Accessories N/A

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