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Posted on 60% off on a Planer...Should I keep it???

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#1 posted 09-08-2012 05:21 PM

I’m with Brad. Even if it’s not the planer of your dreams, in your position I’d used it at least as long as the service agreement and then replace it if you still want. Since it is a Craftsman, I don’t think you’d get much more than $220 for it on CL so I don’t see a profit opportunity there (I paid just a little over $300 for a new DW734 so I’m not going to give even that much for a Craftsman). Since you don’t already have a planer, I don’t think you can go wrong on a $220 planer with a 2 year service agreement. If you’re doing any significant amount of woodworking, you will quickly get her $220 back in savings by buying rough sawn vs S4S lumber. Heck I might even be tempted to run as much lumber through it as I could in the hopes that it would die before the end of 2 years and they will give you another one.

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