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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 07-22-2010, 03:05 PM Thread Starter
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I'm an amature woodworker who's built a surfboard and a few canoes and I am looking at stepping up to the plate for a Thickness planer to plane some cedar lumber that I have in 10 foot lengths for surfboards and canoes.

I'm considering an older Rigid TP1300 for 250$ that looks to be in excellent shape. It doesn't look like the pictures of the ones that I have seen because it has chrome sides instead of plastic and a different stand with rollers, etc...

I'm just curious if this model has resharpenable blades or any issues OR if anyone has even seen this version of the 1300 before.

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I have the tp1300 With plastic sides It work's very well Mine has the double sided blade I bet the other one does For that much money A good buy You can sharpen the blade's I take mine out and Take the table saw and cut a line in a piece of scrape and place the blade in the grove to hold it I take a sharpe pin and mark the blade real good Than I take a block of wood and I use 1000 grit and go back and forth tell all the sharpe marks are gone Blade is good and sharp Cost nothing I bet the difference is a lock down on the bed I mite not have that and maybe the dust collection may be different ???good luck

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I have the tp1300 With plastic sides It work's very well Mine has the double sided blade I bet the other one does For that much money A good buy You can sharpen the blade's I take mine out and Take the table saw and cut a line in a piece of scrape and place the blade in the grove to hold it I take a sharpe pin and mark the blade real good Than I take a block of wood and I use 1000 grit and go back and forth tell all the sharpe marks are gone Blade is good and sharp Cost nothing I bet the difference is a lock down on the bed I mite not have that and maybe the dust collection may be different ???good luck
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That is a great tip for sharpening the blades.

That is a fear I have with my GMC planer.

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Hi, I also a newbie to this site and to woodworking. I've recently taken up surfing and would love to build my own board.

Show some pics please, and some detail of the construction method you used on the board.

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I have the Ridgid 4330 13" 3 blade planer and it is still being evaluated aginst the DeWALT 733. At this time I like both of them and plan to keep them. The DeWALT's blades can be resharpened. The blades for the Ridgid, not so.

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