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#1 posted 11-28-2017 12:34 AM

I have the Ridgid (new model) and have also used the two models of Dewalt thickness planers. Their main difference is in the price, if you asked me.

Life-time warranty for Ridgid but I have the unit for just a year, too young to benefit from any warranty.

I plane boards as a lot at a time (80 to 120 board feet) and so far the knives are holding up well. As someone has pointed out, take light cuts and take your time, if you want great surface results. Set and tuned right, it is almost zero snipes.

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