Rated 4.4 out of 5 by 19
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by ToddE Great price, but you get what you pay for.
First unit, picked up in mid November, lasted less than a week. Sounded as if the bearings were failing, or something was misaligned. I had already started the project, so time was of the essence. Swapped it in for #2. It lasted a while longer, but did not seem to cut at the same speed. Bogged down on pine. Attributed to dull blades. Today, the lift mechanism failed. Seems the set screws backed out and were lost. Unit #3 was picked-up this morning. It has a defective cutting head. The boards are scored as they pass through the unit. #3 cuts better than the other two by far, but I can't have this line in the middle of the work. #4 tonight.
January 12, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by snowbirdexpress My new thickness planer is slicker than snot on a pump handle.
This is the second thickness planer I have owned made by Ridgid. It is easy to use and is a great tool to have in the shop. I am 70 years old, and I have used thickness planers for many years... since the 10th grade of H.S. Many of my earlier years' planers were more of a commercial-industrial type, but now my wood working is slowing down, as is my own body, so the stationary thickness planer by Ridgid is more to my speed. It is a good tool and does a great job for "non-production" work. I am pleased with it as a licensed residential-commercial Handyman. It does everything I ask of it and possibly more. A good investment for the work shop of any woodworking enthusiast.
November 24, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by TXcody Great tool
I used this planer to plane down a rough cut 6' 4"x4". I was worried at first I might need to help it feed through, but this planer pulled it through without any struggle. The rough cut lumber came out very smooth. It has been great for me and seems to be well constructed. I think this machine will last me a long time.
February 9, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by woodcarver Amazing value and performance
Had this little planer for several years ( did not realise then that there was a lifetime warranty available but fortunately have not needed it so far)
Done an amazing amount of work including facing about 3 dozen sawn cedar 6x6 for three decks and all the deck timber plus all the usual shop jobs and still have the original blades in use!!
I love ALL my Ridgid tools , including table saw, impact drivers regular drills and my wife keeps stealing my Ridgid radio as it sounds so good.
Had three batteries replaced with no trouble at all, The Nanaimo service centre even had two delivered as I was some way away and he was out of stock when I visited.
Keep up the good work guys ,excellent products and service ,thankyou...........................
November 24, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by MichaelLTucker Easy to use and setup. Many useable features.
The older models the thickness dial tends to wonder with an extra thick cut or when the blades get a bit dull. You want the newest model with the thickness dial lock.
December 31, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by DyiMike Excellent
I have had this tool for 15+ years. Works everytime.
The only problem I have is that the fence is not perfect. I needed to put a couple pieces of tape close to the blade to get an exact 90 degree cut. This would be a problem with casting, because there is no way to adjust the fence.
Other than that the saw has performed flawlessly for all these years. It's still tight. And I love being able to make compound cuts.
Now if I used sharp blades the saw would even perform better
November 24, 2014
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by mrclements The warranty is none existant
Beware if you need parts up here in BC(Canada) its a nightmare trying to find them. Don't bother going to the vendor as they don't even know where the supplier is for parts or repair. I would think twice about buying any rigid small tool for this reason. Its a joke when you have a warranty and no one including Rigid can send you in the right direction. The number on the parts book that came with the machine is not in service. You have been warned. Don't use the planer if you lose a small blade spring, the button heads do unscrew themselves through vibration and jam the planer. It worked well for a month or two of light usage.
August 14, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by JerryWood Lots of features and performance at good price
This is a great planner with all the features a wood worker needs. It handles wide stock and has good power. It is easy to use and set up. It makes accurate cuts and is a good value for the money. With this planner you can save a lot of money by buying S2S and S3S lumber and planning it yourself.
November 28, 2014