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15" delta planer Good or Bad?

by BigBrownLog
posted 05-08-2012 04:28 AM


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#1 posted 05-08-2012 04:58 AM

I have that planer. It works perfect and at that price, I say pick it up tomorrow!
I paid 800 for an X5 Planer and Jointer so I suppose you could say I paid 400 for the planer but it was in very rough shape. Left out in a rainforest to rust.
That one there looks like it’s almost brand new!

-- --Tyrone - BC, Canada "Nothing is ever perfect, we just run out of time."

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#2 posted 05-08-2012 10:03 AM

Thats a nice deal.

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#3 posted 05-08-2012 11:30 AM

You had better get there quickly, that planer would easily sell for 3X that price. I’ve had one for about 10 years and they are workhorses….if I was a little closer (OK maybe 1000 miles closer) I’d be going to get it myself just to resell it!

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#4 posted 05-08-2012 12:24 PM

Jump on it. that’s a great deal.

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#5 posted 05-08-2012 12:31 PM

if I was 2 hours away I’d beat you there!! I’m looking for something like that myself.

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#6 posted 05-08-2012 03:50 PM

Do you have 220 in your shop?

-- "Well, at least we can still use it as firewood... maybe." - Doss

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#7 posted 05-08-2012 04:05 PM

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#8 posted 05-08-2012 04:09 PM

buy it would not think twice

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#9 posted 05-08-2012 04:33 PM

I hope you bought it b/c the owner just said it sold.

You can’t be too far away from me if you’re 1.5 from Red Stick. I’m about 2.25 away from there.

-- "Well, at least we can still use it as firewood... maybe." - Doss

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#10 posted 05-08-2012 07:33 PM

did you send him an email and he said it was sold. damn it. i have been looking for 2 months now for a planer.

-- Whoever said nothing is impossible has obviously never tried to staple water to a tree

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#11 posted 05-08-2012 07:53 PM

Ok so can anyone suggest any one of these. I looked up the lobo and cant find much info. It loook like alot of others from that time. I’m so sick that i missed that deal on the delta. Perfect price to add a helical blade

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#12 posted 05-08-2012 08:14 PM

Yeah, I patrol the craigslist sites across the Southeast in hopes of finding deals.

That Delta was a serious bargain (one that I would have gladly driven 2.25 hours to get laughing all the way there and back).

I had one sold out from under me in Mandeville earlier last month. What size and budget do you have in mind?

I’ll let you know if I see one.

-- "Well, at least we can still use it as firewood... maybe." - Doss

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#13 posted 05-08-2012 08:29 PM

well i want to add a helical blade to whatever i get so not too expensive. something like a floor model 15” – 20”, around $600, good condition. I can add 220v to my shop with no problem. If it is a bench top it would have to already have a helical blade or be a super good deal so i could add the blade. I live in lafayette. What do you know about that LOBO machin?

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#14 posted 05-08-2012 09:24 PM

I don’t see where you’re talking about a Lobo anywhere. I see this:

Ok so can anyone suggest any one of these. I looked up the lobo and cant find much info.

I’ll tell you now, it’s very hard to find 15-20” planers around here for $600. That Delta was the first one I’ve seen in that price range anywhere near me (central Mississippi) and I usually search a 6 hour drive radius (about 400 miles).

If I would’ve been looking when that posted, I would’ve drove down there on Sunday without any further questions. You can’t even get a Dewalt 734 or 735 for that kind of money.

I’ll keep on the lookout. If you’re not looking for a huge floor model, the Dewalt 735+shelix (about $1000 together) is a good combo and I think Grizzly makes a lunchbox planer with helical cutter for about $350.

-- "Well, at least we can still use it as firewood... maybe." - Doss

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#15 posted 05-08-2012 09:39 PM

lol yeah i forgot to add the link. http://batonrouge.craigslist.org/search/?areaID=199&subAreaID=&query=planer&catAbb=sss

yeah i know 600 is optimistic. I dont want to spend 1000+ on a lunchbox with a shelix. i’d rather get a floor model for that price. I’m offshore rt now so i didn’t get a chance to look on craigs list when that delta posted. that makes me sick that i missed that. steel city makes this one http://www.homedepot.com/Steel-City/h_d1/N-25ecodZ5yc1vZ6kg/R-203233497/h_d2/ProductDisplay?catalogId=10053&langId=-1&keyword=planer&storeId=10051 I was really looking at getting it.

Do you know what this machine is http://batonrouge.craigslist.org/tls/2947203242.html

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#16 posted 05-08-2012 09:49 PM

I think I meant Steel City instead of Grizzly above. I remember looking at that one a few weeks ago and not finding many reviews.

The Lobo may be good if it’s not heavily used and you can find parts for it. I don’t even know if you can buy the type of cutter you want for it. So, keep that in mind.

That mystery machine was another one I looked at. Since I couldn’t find anything on it, I skipped it.

As much as I like old machinery, I don’t feel like spending a lot of my spare time searching down parts for them. If it’s something that I don’t use often, I don’t mind. But, if a planer goes down and I’m building something, I don’t want to have to stop everything while I search for a part.

-- "Well, at least we can still use it as firewood... maybe." - Doss

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