Model # R4331

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RIDGID 13 in. Thickness Corded Planer


13 in. Thickness Corded Planer

  • Lifetime Service Agreement with Registration
  • Three-blade cutterhead smooth, blemish-free surface
  • Dual-edge, self-aligning blades for extended life
$36900 /each
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Product Overview

Rigid Hero
Feature 1

Table extensions give added workpiece support to cut down on snipe

Feature 2

Measure cut depth before each pass with Ind-I-Cut depth gauge

Feature 3

Keep a clean work area with chip impeller dust removal system that pulls wood chips from the workpiece

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15 amps

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max speed


9,000 rpm

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The RIDGID 13 in. Corded Planer has a 120-Volt, 15 Amp motor that delivers 9000 RPM for maximum power and continuous operation. It features a 3-blade cutter head with quick-changing, dual-edge blades that are reversible and self-aligning for a smooth surface with minimal blemishes. The multiple depth features help you achieve your desired depth, and the 13 in. wide feed capacity is great for planing large stock.

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  • Chip impeller dust removal system to effectively pull wood chips from the workpiece for improved cuts and a cleaner work area
  • Sure-cut carriage lock to lock the cutter head to help minimize snipe at the end of the workpiece
  • Large infeed/outfeed table extensions for extra workpiece support to help eliminate snipe
  • Steel top with glides for extra wide area to easily stage your material for its next cut
  • Easy-to-reach, adjustable, top-mounted handle with 1/16 in. per revolution precision
  • Sof-touch controls for improved comfort and grip
  • Ind-I-cut depth gauge for instantly measuring the cutting depth before each pass
  • 8 adjustable repeat-a-cut depth stops to precisely plane multiple workpieces to consistent, desired thickness for repetitive tasks
  • 3-year limited manufacturer warranty
  • Lifetime service agreement with registration within 90 days of purchase (begins after the warranty period expires)
  • Repeat-a-cut depth stops 8 adjustable stops to precisely plane multiple work pieces to consistent desired thickness for repetitive tasks
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Name 15 Amp 13 in. 3-Blade Benchtop Corded Thickness Planer 13 in. Thickness Corded Planer 15 Amp 12-1/2 in. Corded Planer 15 Amp 13 in. Heavy-Duty 2-Speed Thickness Planer with Knives and Tables
Ratings (61) (335) (66) (104)
Blade(s) Included Yes Yes Yes Yes
Maximum Board Thickness 6 6 in 6 in 6
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Maximum cut depth (in.)
Product Depth (in.)
Product Height (in.)
Product Width (in.)


Amperage (amps)
Bench & Stationary Tool Type
Bench or Stationary
Blade(s) Included
Color Family
Maximum Board Thickness
6 in
Maximum Speed (rpm)
Minimum cut depth (in.)
Number of Cutting Blades
Product Weight (lb.)
72.88 lb
Tools Product Type
Power Tool

Warranty / Certifications

Certifications and Listings
1-UL Listed
Manufacturer Warranty
3 year limited warranty; eligible for Lifetime Service Agreement

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Customer Questions & Answers

It dose come with the cutting blades right, when I went to order online it looked like you had to purchase them also.

Asked by: HillBilly
Yes, It does com out of the box ready to work. The only items that you have to assemble are the dust chute, the safety key, and the depth adjustment handle on top. After that your ready to work.
Answered by: Nukediver1201
Date published: 2016-12-12

Does planer come with stand

Asked by: Anonymous
No. You have to purchase that separately or build one.
Answered by: dana
Date published: 2016-08-09

Could I use this to square up a 5-8 inch thick log (about 4 ft long)?

I have some Russian Olive branches that have been drying for about 2 years. I want to make something out of the wood but need to square it so that I can cut it on a table saw.
Asked by: Paul
Yes, Build a Sled to Start it square on the start so you get a flat side to begin.
Answered by: Bus774
Date published: 2017-03-28

does it have a dust port for my dust collection system to hook up to?

Asked by: JMB
Yes, and I am happy with the dust collection.
Answered by: ttexan
Date published: 2016-12-17
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Customer Reviews

13 in. Thickness Corded Planer is rated 3.8 out of 5 by 333.
Rated 2 out of 5 by from When it works it works great. The problem is the quality. Bolts and screws are not guaranteed to... When it works it works great. The problem is the quality. Bolts and screws are not guaranteed to be tight out of the box, check the blade lock screws before use. Mine were loose and and came out withing the first couple uses destroying a blade, blade lock, bar and damaging the piece running through it. Now I have had a gear for the roller break. This happened trying to take a 1/64" off a 12" wide board that had already made a few passes through. Overall this product has almost as much time being repaired as it does running. As for the Lifetime service agreement you have to deliver it to a certified dealer or ship it back to the factory. In my case the nearest dealer is over 60 miles away and I live in a decent sized city. In either of these cases it will cost me more in gas or shipping to take it in for repair than just replacing the part myself. Another thing to note: I have had to order some blades for this, often times the they show up as a discontinued part under the factory number. It may be that once the current stock runs out you will be unable to get replacement blades. Look elsewhere, spend a little more and get a planar that does not use the cheapest materials known to man.
Date published: 2017-03-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Adequate for my needs This is my second planer and I only have a Makita planer to compare it to. It is definitely heavier and louder than the Makita and the blades are wearing a little faster than the Makita. The reason I didn't purchase a second Makita was that the motor went out shortly after the warranty did. The Rigid planer was cheaper and the warranty was better so I thought I would try it out. After the infeed and outfeed are adjusted and as long as the blades are sharp, it does as well as the Makita. Just make sure you have adequate hearing protection.
Date published: 2017-03-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from only assy was the discharge tube and height adjustment handle.. and it was ready to go.. we read ... only assy was the discharge tube and height adjustment handle.. and it was ready to go.. we read the instruction manual for safety. then we planed 400 board feet of cedar first day , various widths and thickness and took them all down to one inch thick.. worked very well with no problems. I like the 1 inch stop guide on the side.
Date published: 2017-02-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Orange vs. Yellow During my search for a thickness planer I did quite a bit of research. I had always been a "yellow" tool guy, and initially was leaning toward yellow. The more I read, and spoke with other diy woodworkers I realized that while the heavy duty Yellow model was indeed superior, it wasn't because it performed better than the Ridgid. The Ridgid planer puts out the same quality of product as the $650 yellow model. The yellow model just had a couple unnecessary frills, oh and a much heftier price tag. In my opinion, and as I said before I have yellow tendencies, this Ridgid planer is awesome! Could not be happier with my decision. Don't spend $300 more for no reason
Date published: 2016-11-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great 13" planer. I'm so glad that I chose this one to purchase. I bought this planer to use to... Great 13" planer. I'm so glad that I chose this one to purchase. I bought this planer to use to build a barn wood table for my son and future daughter in law for a wedding present. The planer seems to be very well built. It only took a few minutes to go through the assembly instructions which were very straight forward. I went through the blade replacement instructions just to check the tightness of the blades before using it for the first time. The instructions were easy to follow, and the blades were all tight. The planer worked great, right out of the box. I love this new Ridgid tool!!!
Date published: 2017-04-30
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Longevity not there I have had my Rigid planer for about 6 years now and use it fairly lightly to build furniture for myself. Overall I was initially pleased with the planer, however a year ago it froze up and started making a horrible noise (more than normal as it is quite loud at baseline). We took it into Home Depot who sent it in for repair. They said that there was nothing that could be done to repair the gear box and that it was not worth repairing. I didn't like that response so I decided to take it apart and look for myself. The gear box is fairly easy to remove, and I found that it isn't sealed well and wood shavings had gotten into the grease and seized the gears. After soaking it in gasoline as a solvent and cleaning it up and relubricating it, it worked fine. For another 2 months until the same thing happened. It is clear to me that they didn't even take it apart to see what was wrong. I was pretty disappointed with the company. I don't think I'll go with Rigid again after this experience. My friend has the Dewalt which is a little more expensive, but has no snipe and seems to be built better. I gave it 2 stars because for the money, it lasted a few years and a number of projects. I would give their service department 1 star for my experience with them.
Date published: 2017-03-28
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Planer worked great for month Purchased this planer and it worked very good for aprox a month , it locked up and has now been sitting at a rigid service center for over 2 months,,, I like the product but the lifetime service agreement is kinda sketchy or so the service center says,, havnt' heard a word from service center after calling several times,,, i needed a planer so i bought another (dewalt ) maybe one day i hear something on my rigid,, hmmm
Date published: 2016-10-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good planer except the blades. Good planer, but don't rely on Ridgid blades. I own a lot of Ridgid tools and quickly learned to discard their blades and replace with a better quality blade(s).
Date published: 2017-07-14
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