Ryobi AP-10 Bench top Planer

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  • Ryobi AP-10 Bench top Planer

    I was able to purchase a Ryobi AP-10 for $90.00 dollars. I think I got a great deal. The problem is there is no manual. If it is like most tool manuals there is probably not much information; however I am very type A and I need it (I am so sick). Is there anybody that has an AP-10 with a manual that I could get my hands on and if anybody has any tips on proper usage, blade setup etc... That would be great.
    Thanks for all the help in advance.
    AC

  • #2
    might wont to check the ryobi sight, i think they have alot of manuals online...
    measure once...cut twice!

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    • #3
      I have a manual and the planer. When I bought mine, the guy had built a stand for it and ran a piece of melemine through it to help with the snipe. I don't think the ap10 manual is online but you should check.

      Let me know if you can't find it, I can scan it. Some highlights:

      1) Each complete revolution of the handle moves the blade 5/64 of an inch. Generally I remove about a 1/4-1/2 of a turn at a time. For the final pass I move the handle even less, if at all.

      2) Minimum stock thickness = 1/2"
      3) Minimum stock width = 3/4"
      4) Maximum depth of cut 3/32"
      5) Maximum width of cut = 10" (softwoods)
      6) Maximum width of cut = 6" (hardwoods)
      7) Maximum stock thickness = 5"
      8) Minimum stock length = 14" (shorter could result in kickback)

      Blades can be resharpened. Best way to avoid snipe really on this planer is to cut it off.

      Great little planer otherwise.

      Bill
      "Why are there Braille codes on drive-up ATM machines?"

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      • #4
        Bill you are the man. I have been looking for any information for this planer for a week. I knew I could count on my friends at BT3.

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        • #5
          I have an AP-12 that I've had for several years. It's been a good planer but you have to be really critical with the set up to avoid the snipe.
          Monte (another darksider)
          Reporting Live from somewhere near Kalamazoo

          http://community.webshots.com/user/monte49002

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          • #6
            I now have a PDF of the manual if anyone else needs one..

            Bill
            "Why are there Braille codes on drive-up ATM machines?"

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            • #7
              This doesn't help but you might be interested.

              http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...sPageName=WDVW
              Chuck C

              If the skipper heard you call that deck a floor he would throw you through that little round window

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              • #8
                The knives look a little bit expensive to me. At this time minimum bid is $35.00 for a set of 2.
                Monte (another darksider)
                Reporting Live from somewhere near Kalamazoo

                http://community.webshots.com/user/monte49002

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                • #9
                  Have you shopped around for knives for that planer? It's on the high side I suppose but if you have no other place to get them, it's the cheapest you'll find, and the most expensive, and the only.

                  Bill
                  "Why are there Braille codes on drive-up ATM machines?"

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                  • #10
                    I think that's about what I paid for a set a while back. I seem to recall they were Freud blades, and they were the only folks I could find that were still making them. You may not have much choice.

                    Bill, I could really use a pdf of the manual. I bought my AP-10 used as well, and want to make sure I replace and align the new blades correctly. I know it originally came with some type of jig, which I don't have, but maybe there are some clues in the manual. I guess if I have a copy I'll know what to do with the jig if I can order it from Dixie.

                    Thanks in advance.

                    -brian

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                    • #11
                      Ask and you shall receive! Thanks for the manual, Bill.

                      Any thoughts as to whether the jig is crucial to setting the blades, or is the main issue getting things all set at the same height (even if it doesn't exactly match the jig)?

                      -brian

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                      • #12
                        You are welcome. As far as the jig goes, it's not going to be easy without it. It's a pretty simple jig but it does a very important job. You can see the profile in the manual and it's about 10 inches long. I suppose one could use the jig to set a blade and measure the adjustment needed to set the blade correctly. I could take measurements of the jig if you want to try to make one.

                        The blades would need to be adjusted relative to the feed rollers so I don't think it's just a case of getting them even.

                        Do you need to replace the blades now? If so you can send them to me and I'll set them for you. Or you can borrow the jig if you like. Just write your name and address on the back of a crisp $100 bill and send it to ...

                        Bill
                        "Why are there Braille codes on drive-up ATM machines?"

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                        • #13
                          Manual can be found online at:

                          http://www.wpsee.com/ebay/ap10-all.pdf

                          I've had many requests for it. Figured I'd save a step..

                          Bill
                          "Why are there Braille codes on drive-up ATM machines?"

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                          • #14
                            Bill et al,
                            I'm looking for the AP-10 manual. Tried the link but unfortunately can't make it work. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks!
                            Bob
                            rherreid@hotmail.com

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                            • #15
                              The link is still good. Try it again but it is large so you may have to wait a while if you're on dial-up. I try emailing it to you if that still doesn't work.

                              Bill
                              "Why are there Braille codes on drive-up ATM machines?"

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