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#1 posted 11-27-2017 06:02 PM

I have had my Ridgid planer for several years. It is the “older” version R4300. I like it and it works for my light duty hobby WW-ing. I have planed 12inX 89inX3in planks with it, though I had help it along. The older version has all four corner rods threaded and turning for adjustment, the newer has two.
That said, IMO, either one will do.

Notice that RIDGID has changed their set adjustment to match that of the DeWalt, so it is a toss-up on which is better at this point. Bought mine at the local HD, when RIDGID has a service center “close” if I needed it. Now its 3hr one-way, so the cost of time&gas offsets any “lifetime Service Agreement” benefits.
Good luck choosing…

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