The RIKON planer/joiner combination machine has the following: Adjustable Fence & Safety Guide - The fence and guard keep the blade covered and the user protectedEasy Table Height Adjustment -...
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The RIKON planer/joiner combination machine has the following:
Adjustable Fence & Safety Guide - The fence and guard keep the blade covered and the user protected
Easy Table Height Adjustment - The planer table will adjust quickly with the crank of a handle
Quick Release Table Lock - Easily convert to planer simply by releasing 2 locks per table<
4" Dust Port - Flip over design keeps machine clean in both planer and jointer modes
Height - 37"
NW/GW - 147/160 lbs
Packing Size - 28" X 22" x 22"
Cutter Block Diameter
Number of Knives
Cuts per Minute
Max. Depth of Cut
4-1/4” x 24-1/4”
Max. Cutting Width
Max. Cutting Height
Wood Feed Rate
10-1/4” x 15-3/4”
Max. Cutting Width
11” x 40-1/2”
Shipping / Billing Information
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- Your order will ship in approximately 7-10 business days.
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- Express or overnight shipping is not available for this product.
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Rikon offers a 5 year warranty.Customers with warranty claims, defective or damaged goods should contact RIKON Power Tools before returning any product to the distributor. RIKON Power Tools reserves the right to ship parts to effect repairs or replace product, whichever they may deem appropriate.
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Defective/Damaged goods that are returned to RIKON Power Tools and show misuse, abuse, negligence, accidents, repairs, alterations, lack of maintenance or normal wear and tear are subject to a restocking charge equal to 15% of the credit given for the returned goods or $25.00, whichever is greater.
I have made a few projects on this thing so far and it hasn't hindered me too much. I would love to list a bunch of things about this tool that I love, but mostly it was the $1k price for a 10" jointer planer that sold me on it, and it has performed adequately. The unfortunate thing is that this tool could have been quite a bit better with a few minor tweaks: -Locking mechanism for the out-feed table is shoddy. You will be constantly tightening these screws. -Aluminum fence is not sturdy enough and you will be constantly checking for squareness. I think mine has a slight bend in it, but not so bad that it causes me major problems. -Needs a little more power to joint or plane wider boards. You will be taking very thin passes, which then takes forever to get the board square. -And last, this is my BIGGEST problem with this thing, is that the table length just isn't enough to do long boards on. I wish they sold optional replacement tables for it. If you are planning on planing bed frame length boards, look elsewhere. As I want to do some bigger projects, I am considering selling this one and getting a bigger more industrial machine.
Manual is worst ever
I bought this machine solely to use as a jointer. I wanted the 10-inch bed without having to install a 220 circuit. I have not actually used my machine yet but I've come very close to sending it back. If I could get all the parts in the shipping carton I probably would. The owner's manual is the worst I've ever read. Many of the instructions are incorrect, there are pictures missing for some steps, and the actual machine is not the same as what s described in the manual. It has taken me hours to put it together and I'm not sure it's together correctly. In many cases I just had to ignore the manual and fit the pieces as seemed appropriate. I hope the performance makes up for the high price and the frustration of putting it together.
Don't buy it.
I've had this for about 8 years now. I just can't seem to give up on it. The fence adjustment mechanism pulls it out of alignment no matter what you do. Rikon (not woodcraft) has good service and actually sent me another fence when the first one wasn't flat. The aluminum tables have stayed flat, but without a fence a jointer has some real problems. I keep thinking I could figure out a way to build my own fence and make it useable but... I keep having to go to a hand plane to get a square edge after I get one flat side. The transition to planer means that I lose the alignment of the fence even if I manage to get it to a right angle for minute.
I'd say for a woodworker that is short on space, funds and power requirements, this is a good unit. I gave it 4 stars because I think it's a good unit in its class. This is not a 12"+ model with a spiral cutter head, cast iron tables, and a 3 HP motor. This is a Rikon with straight blades on 10" cast aluminum tables with a 1.5 HP motor. It is what it is. Compared to the smaller 8" and 10" Jet units this is miles ahead. Overall, much more rugged and powerful with an induction motor Vs. the Jet's universal.I picked this unit up at my local Woodcraft on sale for ~[$], which I think is a fair price for what I got. The current [$] price tag I think is a little on the high side for what this machine is. My biggest complaint with the machine is the use of cast aluminum tables. There's nothing wrong with them specifically, I would have just preferred the extra ruggedness of cast iron, but I knew that before I bought it. You need to be careful when torquing the bolts down on the aluminum outfeed table if you need to adjust it, it's easy to strip out the threads on the table.Dust collection while jointing is a joke, I'm still looking into how I can improve upon that. While planing it is much better, which is important for a decent finish. Switching between the two operations is relatively easy. First remove the fence, then raise the cutter guard, remove the outfeed table and flip the dust chute into place. Probably a 30 second operation and it helps if you have a dedicated place (such as a hook on the wall) to hold the outfeed table and fence while planing. Cut quality seems to be very good, requiring only minor sanding to make ready for finish. As with any jointer or planer you need to pay attention to the grain of the wood and correctly feed it the right direction to limit tear out.Directions aren't the greatest. As others have noted, Rikon must have switched manufacturing processes sometime after the manual was printed because the pictures do not match the actual unit at all. But I did not find that to be much of an issue.The planer measurement rule only measures in 1/8" increments and it cut off at the top, which is where you'll likely be reading for most pieces and can make it difficult to read. I'll probably replace that with a steel ruler that at least measures in 1/16" increments. Knives are double sided for longer service and the only place I've found to get replacements is direct from Rikon for $50/set. Setting the knives is no different than any other jointer and the outfeed table is adjusted with set screws. Time will tell how durable the cast aluminum is and how well it holds adjustment after switching between operations frequently.Overall I'd say I'm pleased with the unit and would recommend it to others that want a compact unit that does a good job milling lumber.