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ANOTHER New Toy
« on: February 26, 2014, 06:57:59 pm »
This one is actually brand new.  Found it on Craigslist. Never been used but is a couple years old. Guy bought it, set it up, tested one piece of wood and never got back to it. Works like a charm. Did a little bartering with the guy.  Total out of pocket cost for me was around $48 - - NO complaints here. It's a Ryobi AP-12 Planer.  12 5/16" x  6" high.


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Re: ANOTHER New Toy
« Reply #1 on: February 26, 2014, 07:05:43 pm »
Sweet deal for sure!
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Re: ANOTHER New Toy
« Reply #2 on: February 26, 2014, 08:35:04 pm »
Nice! I was shopping on CL today for an old radial arm saw to use on a bench.

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Re: ANOTHER New Toy
« Reply #3 on: February 26, 2014, 08:40:35 pm »
$48 out of pocket! 8) I'd say you almost stole it!  :D
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Re: ANOTHER New Toy
« Reply #4 on: February 26, 2014, 10:24:30 pm »
If all goes well I'm going to start making my own frames.  Made a few attempts already but still needs fine tuning.  Hope this helps.

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Re: ANOTHER New Toy
« Reply #5 on: February 26, 2014, 11:00:46 pm »
I love my planer. It will spoil you quick.
   When i first started using mine it HOWLED like mad. i had to run boards through three or four times... then I replaced the blades.. WOW! What a difference.
   After you use it a couple times you will wonder how you ever got along without it. Fantastic buy!
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Re: ANOTHER New Toy
« Reply #6 on: February 27, 2014, 07:14:33 am »
Looking forward to using it.  The Shop Smith one I borrowed is going back.  Blades are shot on that one and you have to push n pull the boards through.  Pretty warn out machine.

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Re: ANOTHER New Toy
« Reply #7 on: February 27, 2014, 07:41:07 am »
I bought one under the radar about 6 mths ago and I love it, have ran quite a few boards that I sawed with my band saw from logs and gotten some good lumber, but nothing I can use for the hives, take that back there are some boards I could use. Let me say I think you got a steal there also.

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Re: ANOTHER New Toy
« Reply #8 on: February 27, 2014, 07:43:02 am »
nice find!  Great tool to add to the shop.
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Re: ANOTHER New Toy
« Reply #9 on: February 27, 2014, 10:21:13 pm »
  So the test drive on the planer has taken a detour  :o  Wife pointed to the pile of rough cut oak and said valances for the windows would look really nice  ;D ;D  Guess I still have plenty of time for making frames. 8)

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Re: ANOTHER New Toy
« Reply #10 on: February 27, 2014, 11:34:52 pm »
LOL  well, you know......   as long as she hears you WORKING   :laugh:
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Re: ANOTHER New Toy
« Reply #11 on: February 28, 2014, 06:15:23 am »
LOL  well, you know......   as long as she hears you WORKING   :laugh:

That's all that matters  :)

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Re: ANOTHER New Toy
« Reply #12 on: March 02, 2014, 10:20:58 am »
The oak tears pretty easy so you better make certain you know what you are doing on a less expensive wood like fir (or what ever your frames are out of). You start tearing up a piece of oak you are going to be a sanding machine, you tear up frame wood you have fire wood or notched frames.

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Re: ANOTHER New Toy
« Reply #13 on: March 02, 2014, 12:00:39 pm »
The oak tears pretty easy so you better make certain you know what you are doing on a less expensive wood like fir (or what ever your frames are out of). You start tearing up a piece of oak you are going to be a sanding machine, you tear up frame wood you have fire wood or notched frames.

Good point.  I did run a few drop pieces through for testing.  Cuts really nice.  Even did a small piece of black walnut  :) :)  Wish I had a truck load of that wood 8)

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Re: ANOTHER New Toy
« Reply #14 on: March 22, 2014, 11:21:49 am »
On Oak the grain is read by the direction of the little solid tight grain lines. Look at the lines on the edge for the direction to plain the face and on the face for the edge. there is small red arrows it the lines that need to be read for grain direction.


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Re: ANOTHER New Toy
« Reply #15 on: March 22, 2014, 11:29:10 am »
The Ryobi is what is classed as a finish plainer. It will only remove 1/16 of an inch of material but because the blades are installed flat to the drum rather than at a 80 deg angle. It produces a smoother finish.
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