Rated 3.6 out of 5 by 233
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Jansen83 Great Tool, Easy to Use
This is a great planer. It is powerful and easy to use. It takes a little work to get the feed tables perfect but spending time doing so will greatly reduce the snipe. The dust port seems to work great. I connected it to my shop vac and it kept the work surface very clean. I can’t speak to how well this would hold up in a professional or production setting but I would definitely recommend this planer to any DIYer in need of a quality tool at a reasonable price. I ordered this planer online and it was shipped very fast.
August 2, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Dan Solid Purchase
Very good thickness planer. I bought this to planer as one of the main components of a basement workshop I am putting together. It has no problem going through most boards, but be aware that feeding a 12" board through could potentially cause the motor to stall, and the safety mechanism to switch the machine off (this usually only happens when you're taking too much thickness out of the board in one pass). The only other negative that I've found with using it is that it you can get some snipe around 2-3" from the end of the board. If you are careful and support your board as it passes through on both ends, the sniping is minimized. I've also seen boards put in at an angle to decrease the snipe area. Overall its a very good product and well worth the money.
August 2, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by OldSchoolHandyman Accurate, powerful, easy to set up and operate
My faithful old Delta 22-560, which makes 18000 cuts per minute with two blades just wasn't quite up to the job of planing end-grain cutting boards. The Ridgid 4331 three blade planer makes 27000 cuts per minute and is so accurate and smooth that it planed several end grain hardwood cutting boards, including one 12 7/8 x 22". After adjusting the in-feed and out-feed table extensions and bolting the R4331 to the work-bench, it planed these difficult to plane pieces so well that they needed very little sanding with my Porter Cable 6" random orbital. Ind-I-Cut made it easy to make several passes of about 1/128", one of the keys to successful end-grain planning. I inspected the blades and blade keepers after this hard workout and they looked perfect. Access to the blades involves removing two screws with the provided tool -- I don't see how it could be much easier. The chip extractor works very well with my dust collecting system. It took only a few minutes to register online with Ridgid to get the lifetime warranty. If this tool keeps performing the way it has this week, I will continue to be very happy.
March 27, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by bruceb Solid performer
I've used this planer for about 6 weeks now. It has been used exclusively for planing cutting boards prior to sanding. It's been easy to use and provides consistent results. Totally satisfied with this product and would not have any problem recommending this unit. A solid performer.
August 9, 2016
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by DandG 13" planer
Ordered plastic replacement dust impeller 3 months finnally got it after next week , next week, next week, next week months later.I finnally put metal blades on old one , has held up longer then original. Indent gauge quit working soon after using. Gave up on it. Too much plastic where metal would make so much more sense. So/so I use it for cedar black walnut , some red oak. Blades need replaced after a couple of months weekend use. (Don't forget the months of waiting for replacement impeller(
July 17, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Sandy Works great
Bought this for my husband. He only buys rigid tools
August 2, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by ttexan Does the job and GREAT dust collection
So far it has performed as expected. If however, something goes wrong, I do have the lifetime warranty to fall back on. I have run mostly soft wood but have tried it on some recycled hardwood. It's loud, but what planner isn't. I love the dust collection port, almost 100%!!!
July 19, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Charlie Great value
Easy to set up easy to use only be warned it is heavy
June 28, 2016