Product News: Machinery & Machining Tools

Thickness Planer has Sure-Cut(TM) lock for snipe control.

Press Release Summary:

Thickness Planer has Sure-Cut(TM) lock for snipe control.

Oct 23, 2003 - Powered by 15 A motor with overload protection, Model TP1300LS delivers 66 cuts/in. and has 13 x 6 in. cutting capacity. Ind-I-Cut(TM) system lets users measure cutting depth before each pass, and Repeat-A-Cut(TM) depth stops produce multiple boards of same thickness. Blade removal is facilitated via hook and magnet design. Unit also offers 12 x 14 in. infeed and outfeed tables, upper and lower Sof-Touch(TM) carrying handles, and heavy-duty stand.

Original Press Release

Ridgid® 13" Thickness Planer Maximizes Accuracy, Minimizes Snipe

Press release date: Oct 21, 2003

Powerful machine delivers 66 cuts per inch for super-fine finish

(Elyria, Ohio) RIDGID's® 13" Thickness Planer (Model TP1300LS) provides the power and snipe control professionals demand, along with features that help ensure accurate cuts. The space-conscious planer also offers a big-tool cutting capacity of 13" x 6", and produces a superior finish on all kinds of stock.

"RIDGID designed this planer to control snipe and improve cutting accuracy, resulting in less waste. Ultimately, this means greater productivity for professionals, who depend on their tools for high quality performance day after day," said Jeff Drake, spokesperson for RIDGID.

The 13" thickness planer features the Sure-Cut(TM) locking mechanism to minimize snipe. As the work piece is fed into the machine, Sure-Cut stabilizes the cutterhead, allowing the rollers to apply even pressure to the material. Then, powered by a 15 Amp motor, the planer surfaces rough faces at a blazing 66 cuts per inch and 18,000 cuts per minute.

For improved accuracy, professionals can quickly measure cutting depth before each pass with the Ind-I-Cut(TM) depth measurement system. The planer also includes RIDGID's Repeat-A-Cut(TM) depth stops for producing multiple boards of the same thickness. The operator simply slides a detent lever to one of eight stops (1/8" to 1-3/4") to set the desired thickness of the finished work piece.

Two cutting edges per blade allow twice as much cutting before replacement, and thanks to a unique blade changing tool, changes are quick and easy. The tool's clever hook and magnet design makes blade removal and replacement on the cutterhead simple.

Sizable 12" x 14" infeed and outfeed tables on the RIDGID planer provide support For large work pieces, and flip up when the machine is not in use to allow space for other tasks. Included with each planer is a heavy duty steel stand that provides stable support for the machine in use. Other convenient features include an extra set of dual-edge blades ($30 value), on-board tool and replacement blade storage, a cord wrap, and upper and lower Sof-Touch(TM) carrying handles. Sof-Touch(TM) knobs also provide user comfort when making adjustments.

RIDGID® power tools are designed to serve the needs of professional contractors and woodworkers, who demand maximum power and superior durability. Packed with high-performance features, RIDGID power tools enhance productivity, enabling professionals to accomplish work more quickly, accurately and with less effort. Robust materials and rigorous engineering maximize the tools' power, heighten user comfort, and promote longer tool life. RIDGID power tools carry a 90-day satisfaction guarantee and a limited three-year warranty.

RIDGID® is a registered trademark of Ridgid, Inc., part of Emerson Professional Tools, a business of St. Louis-based Emerson (NYSE: EMR). The tools are designed and manufactured by OWT Industries, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of TechTronic Industries Company Limited (TTI) (HKEx stock code 669; ADR symbol TTNDY).

RIDGID® professional power tools are available at The Home Depot in the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico, as well as in industrial supply centers across the United States. For more information on RIDGID tools, go to or for customer service call 1-800-4-RIDGID (1-800-474-3443).

RIDGID TP1300LS 13" Thickness Planer

Features o Sure-Cut(TM) cutterhead lock o Ind-I-Cut(TM) depth measurement o Repeat-A-Cut(TM) depth stops o Extra set of dual-edge blades o Sof-Touch(TM) carrying handles o Heavy duty stand included

Speed o Cutterhead: 9,500 RPM (no load) o Cuts/minute: 19,000 (no load) o Cuts/inch: 66 o Feed rate: 26 FPM

Motor 15 Amp, 120-volts with overload protection

Weight 85 lbs

Capacity 13" x 6"

Depth of cut 1/8" maximum