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Posted on Question on to purchase or not to purchase used Jet JWP-208-1 20" Planer

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#1 posted 08-22-2017 04:11 PM

My budget was $500, so that s the reason for considering the DW734. I wasn t sure if it would be a money pit or if this planer was worth repairing.

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If you can get it for $500 bucks it’s a great deal but if you haven’t budgeted for potential parts/repairs/restoration you may have to spend your bandsaw money to get it into useable working condition. As a beginner, do you really have a need for such an industrial sized machine?

On the other hand, you could get the brand new DeWalt and know that you’ll be able to fund a bandsaw to complete your shop setup.

Not trying to discourage you. Just some food for thought. Either way, you’ll be one step closer to Nirvana!

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