Yesterday had a Delta 22-560 planer show up on Craigslist for $50, so after a call and drive out to New Caney, I became the proud owner.
It’s been sitting in the shop, unused, for quite some time, and has a go of rust on it along with some general attention required, but at that price it’s what I expect.
A while back someone had an entry about what type of shop you could put together for X amount of money. To date I’ve spent around $1000 American and have acquired the following (in order of purchase): 10” Jet contractor TS ($400), Freud router ($180), 17” Crafstman drill press with Rockler drill press table and stops ($175), Delta 14” band saw circa 1960 ($150), Delta 6” jointer ($100), and now the planer for $50.
If the progression continues, my next major power tool (a lathe), will cost only $20. Right?
There are any number of hand tools that I still want to have for projects down the road, and a DC unit that doesn’t consist of my shop vac, but all in all, a nice set of tools that serve this hobbyist just fine.
Now I’m off for another cup of coffee and a bit of time to contemplate the next steps in my restoration (probably limited) of the planer, then off to the “Y” before heading to a pub for a day spent playing Irish traditional music. Just remember – Irish beer ain’t green!
Happy St. Patrick’s day!
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