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Getting my tools ready #30: Grizzly 3 hp 220 15 inch planer

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Blog entry by DocSavage45 posted 07-12-2018 05:13 AM 1714 reads 0 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Hey LJ’s,,Been contemplating the purchase of a more powerful planer.

Been looking at Grizzly’s 15 inch series including the bare bones model.

Looking at the web site last night I noticed that the 15 inch planers were not in stock but I could place an order. Whoa! Uncle Donald ’s tariffs are alive and well! 275 dollars !

The bare bones was in stock without the tarrif charge, so I bit the bullet and ordered

This Machine:

It means I have to build a movable cart that will hold it and allow me to maneuver it outside or attached to my newly installed 220 3 hp dust collection which I have been posting progress on Instagram.

As always comments, are welcome.

Thanks for checking in.

Just got an email it’s been shipped.

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher



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#1 posted 07-12-2018 02:08 PM

Congrats Tom I hope it does the job for you.

-- https://www.artisticwoodstudio.com/videos wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#2 posted 07-12-2018 02:56 PM

A great choice Tom…I have had a Grizzly 15” planer for 10+ years and it is a workhorse. Have you looked into the cost of adding carbide cutters in the future? I personally think carbide cutters are the best thing since Louisiana Gumbo and worth every penny.
I like the design of your machine. The table remains stationary and the top unit moves. Mine is just the opposite with the motor in the bottom of the cabinet and the table height being adjustable. A drawback because I cannot build an extended infeed or outfeed table…

-- Wood for projects is like a good Fart..."better when you cut it yourself"

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#3 posted 07-12-2018 04:48 PM

Jim,

Thanks!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#4 posted 07-12-2018 04:56 PM

Whoa! That’s a nice machine, Tom! Congrats my friend.

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#5 posted 07-12-2018 05:01 PM

Greg,

Probably would have waited a while longer. Other priorities, but my plan has been to use what mother nature and God provide. In the movie “Evan Almighty,” God ( Morgan Freeman) says ” People pray for things all the time, I just give them the opportunity to make it happen. With opportunities come other problems to solve? Like the walnut tree laying in my yard, which I have to mill myself. And I now have to build a solar kiln to kill powder post beetles in the rough sawn maple I purchased last fall.

Continuing my practice for 2 years, because as my wife said “it pays for your woodworking.”

Also met with the wood sculptor in Mankato 2 time now.

Getting closer to a healthy shop. Dust collection installed,

Thanks for checking in.

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#6 posted 07-12-2018 05:08 PM

Charlie,

I now have a lot of potential material, I say potential because I can’t seem to get past that. Murphy keeps throwing things I need to handle before that happens?

I wanted a bit more but this guy should meet my current needs, and I can’t afford to spend any more on tools. Until woodworking starts making some money?

Going to rain next 5 days re: weather bug. So much for chemical treating the wood. I will just have to put one foot in front of the other.

Thanks for checking it out!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#7 posted 07-12-2018 09:59 PM

Hi Tom
Maybe I missed what you’re going to treat the wood with, but be careful what you use because some chemicals off fume for a long time and anything you make may smell for a long time making your product unsellable to someone sensitive to odor like my wife and me.

-- https://www.artisticwoodstudio.com/videos wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#8 posted 07-13-2018 01:04 AM

Jim ,

Borax solutions which are also used to treat vegetables, thanks I’ll have my wife check that out

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#9 posted 07-13-2018 01:10 AM

That should work Tom,I had a customer use Borax on some mold on a large area and there was no smell that I could detect.

-- https://www.artisticwoodstudio.com/videos wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#10 posted 07-13-2018 01:26 AM

Jim,

Boric Acid and Borax can be mixed in a hot water solution. It’s a stopgap measure until I can construct a solar greenhouse/kiln

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#11 posted 07-13-2018 01:31 AM

That sounds like a winning mixture.

-- https://www.artisticwoodstudio.com/videos wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#12 posted 07-13-2018 01:41 AM

Navy uses it.

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#13 posted 07-13-2018 02:58 AM

Good move on purchasing the planer Tom. I had the opportunity to use that model years back. It was a great machine. The only problem was, it wasn’t mine.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#14 posted 07-13-2018 03:05 AM

Dave,

LOL!

Thanks!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#15 posted 07-20-2018 02:40 AM

The planer was delivered and it was on a pallet and left outside my shop door. The trucking company sent a different driver who came 2 hours earlier than I was informed. Grrr! Took me several hours to get the 410 pound bear uncreated,off the pallet and through my shop door. A friend asked, “how did you get it inside?” I said “Slowly and carefully.”

Now I have to build a mobile base that will allow me to move the 410 pond bear in and out of my shop. Ordered 4 inch casters, hope that’s enough.

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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