Model # AP1301

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Store SKU #348277

Ryobi 15 Amp 13 in. Planer


15 Amp 13 in. Planer

  • Runs on a powerful 15 Amp motor
  • Easy to maintain motor through easy access external brushes
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Product Overview

15 Amp 13 in. Corded Planer features rapidest double-edged knives for quick setup and durability. The planer's external brushes allow for easy access to maintain peak motor performance. A dust collection shoot connects to a compatible vacuum to help keep your work area clean as you cut.

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Name 6.5 Amp 3-1/4 in. Corded Planer Kit 15 Amp 12.5 in. Corded Thickness Planer 13 in. Thickness Corded Planer 15 Amp 13 in. Planer
Brand Makita WEN RIDGID Ryobi
Ratings (50) (125) (326) (77)
Blade(s) Included Yes Yes Yes
Maximum Board Thickness 6 6 in 6 in
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Maximum cut depth (in.)
Product Depth (in.)
18.1 in
Product Height (in.)
25.2 in
Product Width (in.)
16.5 in


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

Warranty / Certifications

Certifications and Listings
1-UL Listed
Manufacturer Warranty
3 Year

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Customer Questions & Answers

Do you sell blades for the Ryobi AP1301 planer?

Asked by: tvtray4u2
I've read that kmart has blades that work, I haven't gone into one yet.
Answered by: Bill
Date published: 2016-02-03

Where can i purchase this?

Every location i put in it says it is not available, and the site says it is only available in stores and i can't find ANY stores that have it.
Asked by: NicLeBlanc
The official answer I received from the Ryobi rep at the beginning of the year is that they no longer make this planer and do not have plans to bring it back either. Funny thing is the Ryobi website points directly to the Home Depot which as you have discovered does not carry it either. Ain't it great.
Answered by: Hammmer
Date published: 2016-03-01

how much is it

Asked by: elccountry
if you want to sell this givre me the price
Answered by: mac
Date published: 2017-06-29

How does the chip shield work for vacuuming?

How does the chip shield work for vacuuming?
Asked by: Buddy
Hi Buddy, It feeds the chips into the vacuuming tube. Hope this helps.
Answered by: Ryobi Tools Team
Date published: 2016-11-02
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Customer Reviews

15 Amp 13 in. Planer is rated 4.1 out of 5 by 77.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from WORKS GREAT FOR THE MONEY I had the earlier model for six years and ran a lot of wood through it, including teak, maple and oak. Blades don't last if you try to rush the process. The new model holds the setting better as far as I can tell. I just ran over three hundred feet of cedar (high mineral content) and pine and experienced no shift in settings. As to the snipe problem mentioned by others........had NO SNIPE using a trick I learned from other woodworkers.......Set extension roller or table slightly HIGHER than planer table and you eliminate snipe. I had no snipe on the 300+ feet of 6" boards.
Date published: 2012-02-13
Rated 4 out of 5 by from good value, not a speed demon I picked up the floor model from Home Depot for $153. While I was a professional woodworker for 15 years, these days I'm mostly a weekend warrior and wanted the freedom to plane boards when needed. At $60 an hour for local mill time, this machine can quickly pay for itself. This is certainly not a high-end machine, and I wasn't expecting miracles. On a 6 inch wide piece of hard maple, I could take 1/8" of a turn with the handle, which amounts to about 7 or 8 thousands of an inch per pass. Beyond that the machine really bogged down, but could cut 1/64 th. max in hard maple at 6" wide. I should also mention the piece I was cutting was highly figured, lots of waves and ripples, and despite that the finish was very good. This probably represents a worst-case scenario. At this rate, it takes about 40 minutes to plane down an average six-foot long board from 3/4" to 1/2". So, if you've got production work to do this is not the machine to do it! I'm sure with softer wood you could take deeper cuts. The uniformity in stock thickness was better than my local mill. There's probably about 7 thousands of an inch variation in thickness. Snipe is usually 8 to 10 thousands. Just plan on cutting off about 2 inches on the length of your boards, and you won't be disappointed. At this price level I didn't expect high-end features, so I'm very happy with the machine. I think it would be nice to build an infeed and outfeed table, so you don't have to constantly go from the front to the back of the machine to support the boards. By feeding boards end to end, you can also greatly reduce or eliminate the snipe issue. in the end, I think this is a great planner for the price. If you're expecting super high-end features on such an inexpensive planer... dream on. Sometimes I think people want something for nothing. This is not an industrial quality machine by any stretch of the imagination. Be sure to use this machine with a vacuum, preferably a cyclonic dust separator with a large bucket. This thing generates huge amounts of chips, but not much dust. it does spew a fair amount of chips on the floor, so I agree with others that the dust collection could certainly use improvement. This will also take the Rigid brand blades. They come in 3 packs, so two packages will give you 3 sets of blades for this model. Considering they are dual sided, it's a pretty good value at under $30. I did notice out of the box and there's a variation of about 7 or 8 thousands from side to side on the planar. Perhaps more care in blade installation would help this. Again, at this price level that's still great. For the weekend warrior who needs to plane boards on occasion, I think it does a great job and represents a great value.
Date published: 2011-12-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Decent planer you can improve for great value. I got this because of its low price. I do not process lots of lumber and expected to sand or hand-plane to final finish. I was pleasantly surprised at its performance right out of the box. For most work, I do not have to do much hand-planing or sanding at all. The boards come out clean, smooth and parallel. A few strokes with a card-scraper and these boards are super-fine. Sweet! Assembly is minimal; just attach the adjustment handle & connect dust port to shop vac. It’s a good idea to mount the machine securely on a sturdy table. We had an old school desk that was the right height, so I clamped it to that and got to work. After a few dozen board feet, my wife came into the shop with coffee and noticed a big grin on my face. The results were surprisingly good for this level of tool. I have had good luck with Ryobi tools in the past, but did not expect this to be so good! After testing it out on soft-woods, I tried some mahogany. Still great! The hardest wood I’ve put through it so far is the walnut, and these were w-i-d-e boards, about ten-inches. On the first day I processed nearly one hundred board feet and had no problems whatsoever. The blades seemed to stay sharp, cut smoothly and the motor never bogged down, but I am always careful to take light passes especially with wide hard boards. Tips: This tool, like all tabletop planers, is noisy. I found that by mounting it on a plywood base, then attaching that to the table with a cieling-tile in-between, it greatly reduced the volume, since the table-top resonates like the top of a guitar. The soft ceiling tile dampens that quite a bit. A little duct-tape around the dust-port nozzle improves chip-removal performance. Use a vacuum, not just a bag. That’s important, not just to keep your shop clean, but because it prevents premature wear on blades, rollers and bearings. Short boards snipe less if you feed them in successively so that the feed-rollers are never empty. That means you have to keep feeding boards in at a steady tempo, but the reduced snipe is worth the effort. I always crosscut boards a little long to allow for snipe and therefore snipe is no problem on long boards. Another cool thing is the low cost of replacement blades.($30) I got the rigid blades from HD as a spare set, but haven’t had to replace them yet. Still that’s nice to know since replacements for DeWalt blades are nearly twice as much. Bottom Line: For an inexpensive planer, this no-frills job works beautifully! My friend’s DeWalt might do better on the slow-feed-speed, but his blades wear much faster. I still haven’t had to replace mine. Just remember to take light passes and use the dust collection to keep your blades fresh and the surface-finish smooth. If I had one suggestion for Ryobi, I would ask that they include dual feed-speeds. Other than that, I can’t figure how they could improve this much without drastically raising the price. Overall I am amazed at the quality for this low price. Use it sensibly, I bet you’ll be glad you got it. So far, this has helped me reclaim about a hundred board feet of expensive hardwood that would have cost a small fortune to buy pre-milled. This little guy has already paid for itself several times over!
Date published: 2010-11-10
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Best planer anywhere near this price range. Real basic here. The strong points are... #1. Nice clean cuts. #2. 13" planing width, there are some other planers in this price class that only do 10", which eliminates ANY comfort margin on most material. #3. Compact size. Typical lunchbox planer layout. Easy size to work with. #4. Excellent dust control system. Ported for standard 2.5" Wet / Dry vac hose. #5. Bargain basement price tag. The performance of this tool is WELL worth the $$ invested into it. Weak points are. #1. Lack of infeed / outfeed tables which leads to... #2. It snipes. Pretty common with portable planers, the lack of infeed / outfeed support exaggerates this. Adding infeed / outfeed support helps with this. This is WELL worth the $$ invested.
Date published: 2008-06-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great cheap planer I bought the Ryobi for the cheap price since I only planned on using it for one project but it was so useful I just kept going with more projects and it still works like a champ. I`ve planed LOTS of Ipe which is a super hard tropical hardwood and the blades still cut smooth. I`m sure more expensive planers may be more accurate or longer lasting but for a homeowner this planer rocks.
Date published: 2010-11-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Ryobi 13" Portable Planer AP1301 I bought the 13" planer after looking for weeks for planer to do some deck work! So far the Ryobi Planer has been exactly what I was looking for.. The AP1301 is very easy and fairly safe to use,as with all power tools safety comes first,by ones self. I have planed 25 8" x 1" x 10' cedar boards and have not had any problems in its use. For anyone needing to surface plane some rough cut wood this tools is great...
Date published: 2006-11-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Ryobi 13 in. Planer I recently got this planer as a gift, I got it out of the box, and the only assembly required was the "crank" at the top. In less than a minute i was ready for action. I took a piece of 1x4x4 pine and made 2 passes through the piece. I brought it to a half inch think (coming from 3/4). The planer cut fine, superb actually. After the piece was sized up, it felt like a piece of glass. The only concern with this model planer is the amount of snipe you get with it. In the piece of 1x4x4, i got about 4 inches of snipe on either side of the board. I planned a planer table with an outfeed support on the end of it, so hopefully it will reduce some snipe. Other than that this planer is really good for the price.
Date published: 2009-12-25
Rated 3 out of 5 by from A good first planer This is the first new planer I purchased. Its wide enough to accept any wood I throw at it and gets rid of wood chips fast. I do share some concerns that others also have. Inabillity to purchase replacement blades or even easily obtain them and the constant issue of snipe may be the reasons I don't come back to Ryobi for this product. Also, hardwoods are difficult to feed versus softwoods that go thru and come out like glass. I don't have room for 2 of the same bench tool but I do work in all sorts of materials. As for the snipe problem, I COULD add additonal board length that I could cut off to get rid of snipe but that gets to be an expensive way to overcome a tools shortfall. When I start working with 10 and 12 foot lengths of wood, especially more expensive hardwoods, that answer falls short and forces me to pay for something I believe the manufacturer needs to address. For the ocassional user who predominately works in soft woods, this is a great tool at a great price. For more demanding users the higher price for a quality machine will return itself by working in a variety of woods and without the snipe problems. Recommendation to a friend for this tool is conditional upon their planned uses.
Date published: 2010-01-01
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