RIGRID R4331

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RIGRID R4331

DEWALT DW734

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DEWALT DW734

RIGRID R4331 vs DEWALT DW734

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Specifications

RIGRID R4331

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DEWALT DW734

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Details

Product Weight (lb.)
How much it weights
72.88 lb
80 lb
Returnable
90-Day
90-Day
Color/Finish
Orange
Yellow
Color Family
Orange
Yellow
Maximum Speed (RPM)
9000
10000
Condition
New
New
Voltage (volts)
120
120 V
Power Tool Features
Depth Adjustment
Depth Adjustment
Cordless/ Corded
Corded
Corded
Tools Product Type
Power Tool
Power Tool
Included
Blade(s)
No Additional Items Included
Portability
Bench
Bench
Amperage (amps)
15
15 A
Bench & Stationary Tool Type
Planer
Planer
Maximum Board Thickness
6 in
6 in
Maximum Board Width (In.)
13 in
12.5 in
Minimum cut depth (in.)
0
0.008
Cutterhead Type
Straight Knife
Straight Knife
Number of Cutting Blades
3
3

Warranty / Certifications

Manufacturer Warranty
3 year limited warranty; eligible for Lifetime Service Agreement.
Limited 3 Year Warranty / 1 Year Free Service Contract / 90 Day Money Back Guarantee
Certifications and Listings
UL Listed

Dimensions

Product Height (in.)
25.7 in
20 in
Product Width (in.)
15.6 in
21 in
Product Depth (in.)
20.9 in
20 in
Maximum cut depth (in.)
.125
0.125

Reviews

RIGRID R4331

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I have been using this planer for 6 months now and overall I am very happy with my purchase. It is well built and priced below other brands of comparable features. I love both the "indi-cut" and "repeat a cut" feature. When planing 10 or 12" wide hardwood such as oak it seems to bog down a bit, even...

I searched planers for about six months before finally buying the Rigid planer, for the money it does a great job. The complaints that I have is that you almost have to have a good well not good but great dust collection system in order to get the chips from the shoot. I have planing allot of maple...

I have been using the Planer for over 2 years now. It has performed flawlessly!! You can't beat the Rigid warranty. Only concerns about the unit is the dust collection port is weak and you have to be carefull not to break the plastic connection. End snipe was easy to adjust out using the simple penn...

Being a seasoned, veteran worker of wood, I am really impressed with this planer. I recently used it to plane some rough hewn true two-by Lob Lolly Pine that is 120 years old. I didn't know how the wood or the tool would react. The tool is stable, heavy enough in the frame and carriage and the blade...

Overall the Rigid 13" thickness planner seems to be an excellent product. It took just a short time to set up. I used it to plane a 12.75 inch wide by 55 inch long cherry table top and it did an excellent job. The surface after planning had no tear out and very little snipe. When planning something...

As a woodworker who is limited by space and in need of a planer, I researched the market for over 6 months before I purchased one. After reading several reviews from different sources, I was confident that this was the planer to buy. The depth stops are dead on, the snip is minimal and can be avoid...

After many reviews on other planers and careful consideration, I have come the conclusion that this planer best fits my needs and out performs my Delta. The set adjustment on the side allows me to set a certain depth limit and I can plane down to that measurement and it can not go down any further....

Using it on my old barn wood was a treat. On this particular model, the blades are inexpensive and easy to change. Don't forget your head gear and goggles.

I reviewed a number of portable planers before selecting the Rigid planer. I had a Delta ShopMaster, but wanted to upgrade. It finally came down either a Makita or Rigid. I choose Rigid based on all the reviews I read and because it was $130 less than the Makita with a better warranty. It's cleary m...

I bought this about a year ago and it has worked great for planning down birch and aspen boards. I have been milling the boards with a homemade chainsaw mill so this unit has got a good workout! Before using the planner, I removed all the blade screws and gave them a shot of graphite. I just replace...

DEWALT DW734

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My first planer had to be replaced because it was eating motor brushes after about a month. Dewalt shipped me a brand new plaer without hasse. I have had this planer for nine years and have used it to plane approximately 150 board feet of white oak and 100 board feet of mixed hardwood. I was impress...

I have had this piece of equipment since late 2005 and have been very pleased with it's performance and durability. I typically use this machine for planing 5/4 rough sawn stock to size and have been very pleased with how it handles this task. I have run beach, birch, black cherry, black walnut, red...

I have had my planer for a month and half now and have used it approx 3 times a week since i have run red oak, white oak, hickory, walnut, soft maple, and pine thru it several hundred board feet with no problems. Still have not reversed the blades.

I've been wanting a planer for a while, and this one was given to me for a birthday. It works excellent, and the cut was smooth even on very hard or figured woods. I really like the pre-cut depth meter on the front. It gives you a chance to back off the cut if it looks like you are going to take to...

It was easy to setup and ran perfectly the first time I used it. Solid construction and high quality also. This unit is heavy and doesn't vibrate around... it stays in place. I am not a pro but I probably do more than the average home woodworker. I use my planer a lot. I've used it on hardwoods and...

This is my first planer very easy to setup. Can't wait to see how it works over time. Pleased with my purchase! Great price 279.00.

Since what I do is mainly a hobby, and I don't use this tool everyday, so far its been great. It was easy to use right out of the box and I was plaining boards in less than 30 minutes. It's light enough for a one person move and operation, but I'd recommend two. So far, so good.

I reviewed several planners and for the money this one was my choice. When I received it, it was easy to set up and use. It is very accurate in the amoun of material removed. The scale is pretty close however a more accurate measurement with a rule is a must. Great product.

This is my second bench planer. Cutting the same type of boards that my first Ryobi did, this planer failed miserably. I have every intention of giving it away and buying a good one. I shall never buy a Dewalt anything again.

After running about 5 feet of boards through this taking off 1/64" the in-feed roller quit working. Now it is essentially an 80 pound paperweight.

Questions & Answers

RIGRID R4331

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Can you use this WITHOUT any kind of dust collection system (shop vac, etc)?

Yes possible; you will have a lot of clean up after your done though. Just buy a Ridgid Shop vac to plug into it has a 2" port and will be worth every penny in time savings.

Absolutely. Attach a hose to the outlet and into a large dust bag or vented trash bin. It puts out large amounts of mostly chips. Indoors if I forget to connect my shopvac hose a 1"x8"x6' board will give me a mess that will take almost an hour to clean up. And yes it has happened more than once.

Theoretically, yes you can. From a practical standpoint, you shouldn't for at least 2 reasons. 1) The machine will start to bog down because of the wood chips that are not being removed from the cutting area. These chips will dull the knife blades and impede the operation of the machine. 2) Because the chips are affecting the cutting process of the planer, your finished cut will be of poor quality, thus making you sand your material to get the finished surface you desire. Don't get me wrong, the planer will remove most chips out through the dust collection chute, BUT, even with a vacuum hooked up, chips will still fall onto the material you are planing. The amount of time you spend cleaning up after you run the planer is far more valuable than the price of a mid-level shop vac. It's a coin toss I wouldn't do. A shop vac should be in every shop.

Yes, it has an active extraction unit but get ready to clean the shavings it will be messy.

you can use without dust collector, but recommend outside. I ran 400 board feet taking off less than a 1/4 inch and I had a huge pile of shaving. I used a heavy mil plastic and removed the shaving

DEWALT DW734

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