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#1 posted 07-07-2013 02:59 AM

I have this planer and have had it for about 13 years. It does a great job for me. Keep the blades sharp and it will give you really nice surface. Sometimes I have trouble with birch or hard maple chipping, but I think that’s more of a characteristic of the wood. Something wit a spiral cutter may do better, but for the money it does what I need. I have 3 sets of blades. When I put the last sharp set on, I take the other 2 in for sharpening. I have had the same 3 sets since I got the planer new. I’ve had issues with wood not feeding, but fixed that by waxing the infeed, out feed and inner table surface and finally cleaning the rollers. I bought a new roller but haven’t installed yet. It looks difficult. I would say 200 is a good deal especially with light use. I’ve seen them cheaper, but not much.

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