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Blog entry by httplumberjockscomrene posted 11-28-2009 11:39 PM 836 reads 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

i’m looking to purchase a floor model planer, I was considering Laguna until I came across your web site & read the problems about Laguna. any suggestions?

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#1 posted 11-28-2009 11:46 PM

I have a Grizzly 15 inch floor planer with spiral carbide cutter inserts. It planes even the most figured and hard woods to a glassy smooth finish and is a muck quieter machine than my old planer with steel knives. I am impressed with the Grizzly quality and at about $1400 I feel it was a bargain.

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#2 posted 11-28-2009 11:52 PM

I have a 20” spiral head grizzly and find it does a great job too.

-- wood crafting & classes

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#3 posted 11-29-2009 12:47 AM

with new technology out the spiral head cutters are the way to go…and ive read happy reports with grizzly..ive used a 15 delta for 14 years now…and its served me well….but if i were to do it now…i would prob go with a grizzly…it also depends on your budget…there are better machins out there if you have the money to do it..good luck…oh…get it as wide as you can…there isnt such a thing as a too wide of a planer…

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#4 posted 11-29-2009 12:52 AM

I’ve got a 15 inch Grizzly with steel knives and I get a little snipe at each end of my boards. I suppose I could try some adjustments, but I just haven’t had the time. So I live with the snipe.

-- Measure twice, cut once, buy extra stock.

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#5 posted 11-29-2009 12:54 AM

Grizz is right about the wide planer. I only have a 13” ridgid and it kills me to rip down 20-24” lumber to run through the planer.

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#6 posted 11-29-2009 01:14 AM

I have a 25” Wood Master, steel Knives, Drumsander, resaw,and molder, It has done every thing I have ask it to and more.

-- Mike, Bruce Mississippi = Jack of many trades master of none

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#7 posted 11-29-2009 04:43 PM

I’ve got a 20” spiral headed Grizzly planer and a 8” spiral Grizzly jointer. Both quality machines.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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