Does Anyone Have Experience with the Rikon 25-010 10″ Jointer/Planer?
I haven’t found an in-depth, owner review for the Rikon 25-010 10″ Jointer/Planer. If anyone has experience with either the straight knife or helical head model, please share your thoughts.
Here’s what I have uncovered:
According to Machine Atlas, the 25-010 is modeled on the Metabo HC260 (direct descendant of the Elektra Beckum HC260). They rate the 25-010 with a B for quality and a B for value. https://machineatlas.com/machines/rikon-25-010-jointer-planer/
This 2005 Fine Woodworking forum post: https://www.finewoodworking.com/forum/anyone-used-rikon-10-jointer-planer. | Somebody chimed in in 2013 to say they don’t like the fence.
This 2007 Fine Woodworking forum post: https://www.finewoodworking.com/forum/planer-jointer-machines | Clearly, this person was four times more curious than me, judging by the number of question marks. Also, Wilbur Pan bought one!
Roland Johnson mentioned the 25-010 in a 2010 tool test: https://www.finewoodworking.com/2012/02/09/tool-test-jointerplaner-combination-machines | The 25-010 is now blue, so there have been substantial design changes.