AP1301 Benchtop Planer - Fine Woodworking Tool Review
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AP1301 Benchtop Planer

Ryobi - AP1301 Benchtop Planer

Ryobi AP1301 has a motor rated at 15 amps and uses two 13-in. blades

$280 (As of 12/1/2007)

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Editor Choice-Best Value

Editor's Review: Tool Test: Benchtop Thickness Planers

by Roland Johnson

review date: December 1, 2007

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

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Editor Test Results:

Parallel Test 0.002 out of parallel
Average Snipe 0.008 infeed snipe, 0.005 outfeed snipe
Time to change knives 8:29
Knives can be sharpened N/A
Noise Rating N/A

Manufacturer Specifications

Manufacturer Ryobi
Manufacturer's Web Site www.ryobitools.com
Manufacturer's Phone Number 800-525-2579
Extra set of knives included N/A
Price for Set of Knives N/A
Reversible Knives Yes
Built-in Dust Collection No
Speed 10,000 rpm
Amps 15 amps
Maximum Thickness 6 in.
Maximum Width 13 in.

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