Ridgid R4330 – 13 inch Thickness Planer

Tool: Ridgid R4330 – 13″ Thickness Planer

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With the task of milling a thousand feet of trim on a chilly December day I decided my thickness planer wasn’t cutting it so I picked up the Ridgid R4330 13″ Thickness Planer at my local Depot and set about milling a batch of Mahogany 1 x 6 into 9/16″ x 2 5/8″ pieces.

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Festool CT-33 – HEPA Dust Extractor

Tool: Festool CT-33 – HEPA Dust Extractor
Date of Service: December 2008

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Believe it or not, this is not my first vacuum costing over $500 but it is my first Festool. I spent a few months with an entire Festool system, ‘on loan’, for a furniture project that included lots of exposed edge plywood. A key component of that system was the automated dust collection so I’m starting my Festool collection from the ground up.

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