Well, the Ridgid planer is dead in less than a year. At first I thought the bed needed waxed or the rollers were gummed up because it randomly stopped feeding, but after taking care of that it still wouldn't work.
I took the cover off and noticed that one of the bushings in the gearbox is shot and full of metal shavings. I can't say I'm surprised though, since this thing sounded awful ever since I bought it. I actually returned the first one I got because the gearbox sounded even worse.
The chrome off the infeed table is also flaking off, and one of the belts is fried. Definitely not impressed with this thing at all. I'll be dropping it off for repair on Monday and hope to have it back in the shop ASAP.
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