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25-200 Jointer/Planer Combo Machine

Rikon - 25-200 Jointer/Planer Combo Machine

The fence on Rikon's 25-200 jointer/planer combo machine remains on the machine during changeover, but it must be moved to its rearmost position.

$1,700 (As of 2/9/2012)

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Editor Choice-Best Value

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

by Roland Johnson

review date: February 9, 2012

The Best Value Rikon 25-200 performs almost as well as the Jet, and produces 12-in.-wide cuts of similar quality. It also has the same size motor and a similar, three-knife cutterhead yet costs about $500 less.

Similar to the Jet, the Rikon’s fence remains on the machine during changeover, but it must be moved to its rearmost position. It’s better than having to remove it altogether, like the Grizzly, but it’s a bit more of a nuisance than the Jet.

The Rikon also has a single-table changeover, but that is because only the jointer’s outfeed table moves. The drawback is that the fixed jointer infeed table covers the outfeed end of the planer, making it difficult to remove short parts after planing. A set of outfeed rollers helps support longer stock.

The Rikon nearly matched the performance of the best machines in the test, and factoring in the cost, it’s an excellent value.

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Editor Test Results:

Changeover time 31 seconds jointer to planer, 25 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
Replacement Knives N/A
Other Accessories N/A

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