Ryobi 15 Amp 12-1/2″ Corded Thickness Planer AP1305

Ryobi is no stranger to woodworking and now they have a new corded thickness planer with the Ryobi 15 Amp 12-1/2″ Corded Thickness Planer AP1305.

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I saw this on the Ryobi Tools new tools section of their website and it makes sense in their lineup. They already have a table top drill press, a small table top bandsaw, table saws, and a thickness planer fits right into the mix.

A thickness planer is a tool for planing down boards of wood by removing thin layers at a time. A great tool for milling your own wood after it’s been cut, ran on a jointer to remove any warping, and then passing it through a thickness planer to its final dimensions. It’s also a great tool for resurfacing old lumber and giving it a fresh new face.

Fellow TTI sister brand, Ridgid has also offered a thickness planer for many years so it makes sense Ryobi has one of their own. Ryobi’s model can plane boards up to 12-1/2″ wide thanks to its 12-1/2″ blades making it a half inch less capacity than the Ridgid model. Neither the Ryobi or HD site mention how many knives the cutter head uses but it does mention it comes with 2 knives which leads me to believe it possibly uses a two blade cutter head. If true, then it’s one less knife than Ridgid’s 3 blade cutter head. It has depth of cut control down to 1/20″ and can cut up to 1/8″ per pass. It has a 4 column frame. Compared to the Ridgid, the Ridgid besides having better specs, appears to be more robust with the Ryobi having more plastic but not a surprise considering Ryobi is lower priced and is known to offer budget friendly offerings.

It does come at a lower price than the Ridgid model and the Ryobi is priced at $369 and is available now at time of writing.

  • 1/20 in. depth of cut control for precision planing
  • 15 amp motor for smoother cuts
  • 4-column frame reduces snipe and improves uniformity
  • Extra-long infeed and outfeed tables provide over 31 in. of material support
  • 3-year manufacturer’s warranty
  • Includes: (1) AP1305 12-1/2 in. Thickness Planer, (2) Planer Knives, Knife Removal Tool, Hex Key, Dust Hood, and Operator’s Manual


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