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Tedstor

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#1 posted 03-31-2011 09:19 AM

Assuming you purchase in-store, there is no reason not to give it a trial run. HF has a good return policy. I believe they also offer inexpensive extended warranties on their power tools, but I have no personal experience. Current price is at $249, but with the customary 20% off coupon, you could get into that planer for under $200. Not bad. Looks like dust collection is its greatest weakness since there is no way to connect it to a real DC. Otherwise, it has potential to be a good machine. Oh, and yes, if I had to bet, I’d guess this machine will snipe unless yu build an infeed/outfeed table.
You might also keep an eye out for sale pricing on the Delta and/or PC 305 series planer. They are commonly discounted at Lowes to $200. You might also go to your local post office and see if they have any those change of address kits that often include 10% coupons to Lowes and/or Home depot. Either will take competitors coupons. On that note, see if your local big box will take the 20% HF coupon on their PC/Ryobi models. I have the PC model that i bought from Lowes for $90 (long story).
Just an option.


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