I bought a Ryobi AP-10 for cheap ($30) and need some help!

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01-04-2010 04:09 AM

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I picked up a Ryobi AP-10 thickness planer this weekend at a pawn shop. After a little cleaning and checking adjustments, I gave it a go. The unit appears to be in good condition, used but in need of some TLC. I do know that I need to have the knives sharpened, but the unit does not seem to feed the stock properly. When it does feed, it is intermittent, upon inspecting I found the feed roller to be spinning on the stock. I am very new to the world of thickness planers, so any insight or advice would be greatly appreciated. Also if there is anyone out there familiar with this unit I have some questions about the proper tension of the feed roller chains, mine seem to have a lot of slack. Thanks for the help.

-- Andy ---- Missoula, MT

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#1 posted 08-09-2010 12:46 PM


Did you get the Ryobi working properly for you?

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#2 posted 08-12-2010 04:48 AM

Mark, Yes I did. I bought a new set of knives, a setup jig, and new bushings, chains, sprockets & a belt. I did find out that the belt, bushings and chains are the same as DeWalt used on some of their newer planers. The only problem I have had with the unit is adjusting the infeed and outfeed supports, still getting a little snipe sometimes. Sometimes a piece goes through and comes out perfect, the next pass there is snipe on the trailing end. Any suggestion for that?

-- Andy ---- Missoula, MT

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