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    Nice review John. I have an old 10" Ryobi and was recently looking at Dewalt Vs. Ridgid and found that the Ridgid cut a little wider than Dewalt. Me thinks I'll go with the Ridgid!

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    One thing I found out with the ridgid. If I run a lot of wood through it, it will shut down do to over heating. If you are going to use it a lot, I would look at the more expensive dealt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tugnut1 View Post
    One thing I found out with the ridgid. If I run a lot of wood through it, it will shut down do to over heating. If you are going to use it a lot, I would look at the more expensive dealt.

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    Hey Tug,what do you consider a lot of wood?I know there will be variables but approx. how much wood or how long a run time before it shuts down?Still nice to have an auto shut down as opposed to burn out.

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    Cutting boards which are 12 inches wide......5 minutes continuous work. Bunch of passes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tugnut1 View Post
    Cutting boards which are 12 inches wide......5 minutes continuous work. Bunch of passes.

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    After 5 mins continuous work it's time for a beer break anyway

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    I picked up the ridged planer. pretty good so far. I had to adjust the tables on it but very little snipe and seem to feed wood no matter what scraps are thrown at it. I was not happy with the dewalt 734 . HD has the dewalt 735 on sale for $479 with extra blades and tables but currently out of stock.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tugnut1 View Post
    I do wax the feed trays with Johnsons paste wax, but I have not done anything with the rollers.

    Here is a good reference video for thickness planer tune ups. There is no reference to the rollers though.
    Thanks for posting. I have a 12" DeWalt, and I was totally oblivious to the need to wax the bed; although I should have known because I use wax on my table saw and jointer. I was really getting frustrated, and was thinking that I needed a bigger, floor model planer because the wood wouldn't feed and I had to push it in and pull it out, which I shouldn't have to do. I'll try the tune up next time I use it, so maybe I don't need a bigger planer.
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    Rigid R4331 Planer Help with adjustment for paralellism

    I purchased on of these Rigid R4331 planers recently. I am having trouble with boards coming out parallel in thickness. If I run a 3/4" x 4" board through the right side of the planer and then without any adjustment and then run it through the left side of the planer it planes off another .050". Is there an adjustment for parallelism? On the underside of the planer I tried moving the sprocket on the left with respect to the sprocket on the right but it didn't seem to work.

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    Ive got one of the original Ridgid planers. I've never had any feed problems and never used any wax, maybe I should try it sometime.


 
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