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86 Re: Ryobi AP-10 Portable Power Planer

From: apfelbaum@nandi.dec.com (Henry Apfelbaum - 381-1604 - ZK1-3/B10)
Date: 30 Oct 86 15:19:32 GMT

I have an AP-10 which I bought last February for $385, and later found
that I qualified for a free Ryobi jigsaw, which they sent me when I
requested it. (The store which sold me the planer wasn't aware of the
free offer.) I think there may be a similar promotion underway now. I
have seen the AP-10 advertised for as little as $345, including
shipping. Check out the ads in the latest issue of Fine Woodworking.

The AP-10 is a very nice little beast. If you can live within its 10"
width limitation I can't imagine anything beating it for a home
workshop. It's portability makes it easy to move out of the way. I
bought a leg set from Sears which is sold for mounting small bench tools
and put a 22" square plywood top on it. I clamp either the Ap-10 or my
router table to the top, thus saving floor space.

To date, I have produced about a thousand feet of oak trim and casings
and several hundred board-feet of sawdust with the planer. All nice
and smooth, so I haven't had to mess with the cutter knives. Nice
jigs come with the planer to simplify sharpening the knives and
positioning them.




 

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