Rated 4.1 out of 5 by 77
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Novice It found a nail
I missed a mail, but the blades didn't. Home Depot doesn't have this planer anymore and all Ryobi Nation said was go back to Home Depot. I've heard that Kmart might have replacement blades. If they do, buy a bunch, but I'm going back to Dewalt tools.
November 19, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by GMC Overall...Pretty bad
I have been a contractor for over 30 years now. I know what tools will do what, so I was not expecting this ryobi planer to be a workhorse.
I was, nonetheless, expecting it to be able to take 1/64 of an inch off in 3 passes, ( which it wont do).
I had to help push the feeding rollers , and had to help pull the feeding rollers on the 2x8 oak, JUST TO GET THE STAIN OFF ! Literally one sixty fourth of an inch.
The chattering, and snipe are / is horrendous even with the extension table I made on each end.
If you are going to use for say balsa wood, I believe this tool may be your ticket.
If you plan on using for anything (even Pine) for more than a year...forget it
January 18, 2012
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by chris Good investment
I'm impressed with this machine. I must admit though that I have only planed boards with it so far. I've had it a couple of weeks now and have used it quite a bit. I finally get boards that are the same thickness. It sure beats trying to cut equal thickness boards on the table saw or band saw. Now I just cut them a little oversize and plane them to the same thickness. The boards also come out smooth eliminating a bunch of sanding. I did have to adjust the thickness gauge but that only involved loosening a couple of screws. I wish I would have bought one sooner. Nice little machine for the money.
January 21, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by PAMELA For the price, great planer!
This is my second planer, first brand new one. I got it because I wanted to plane wider boards. My other machine is only ten inches. It does a great job so far. It sort of bogs down on 13 inch wide oak boards but they do come out nice and smooth. It was getting all gunked up with pine boards. I will try researching, maybe they needed to be dried longer, Anyway, this is a nice machine for weekend use and is the least expensive, decent one I could find.
October 31, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by smittys2 Best in its class
I read about all the other brands and the RYOBI had the best ratings of all plus it will do up to 6" tall wood most of the others only did up to 4". I figured because i will only use this Planer on a limited bases the why do I need to spend over $500.00 for an item that will not get used much. I read all the specs for the RYOBI and it will do just what I needed at a price far below the others on the market. I tell you when it arrived and I took it out of the box I said to myself this is a nice machine and am glad to have it in my shop it works great.
April 1, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by rogersa Rogers-planer
This product is a handymans wish to have around any workshop. It not only leaves a smooth and straight edge, but it's powerful and does the job right the first time. The Ryobi planer is a great tool for the small carpenters project,but also for those larger projects. It is percise,easy to use, but also very heavy duty, and can be portable if need be. Any rough edged piece of lumber can be transformed into beautiful ready to use lumber, that you may find at a home depot store. I as a owner of one, am very satisfied with the product,with no questions asked.
February 27, 2007
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by someguy 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.
December 25, 2009
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by BountyCaptain 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.
February 13, 2012