|Review by Fireguy||posted 10-31-2009 01:59 AM||11380 views||0 times favorited||21 comments|
I purchased the rigid planer yesterday and got it home and unpacked it right away since it is reconditioned. Everything was with it and as far as I could tell never used or why it is reconditioned. Today I want thru the setup and tuned the in feed and out feed tables to level with the table. The thickness scale and repeat a cut where right on so I left them alone.
1: Great reviews
2: Price $189.00, I also had a coupon for 10% off so ended up 169.00 + tax. Hard to beat that price.
3: easy to set up. 2 thumb screws and Allen head bolt to assemble. About 5 min at most.
4: heavy, was a lot heavier than I expected a portable tool to be.
5: I like the indicator for depth of cut. Being a first time planner owner it gives me peace of mind that I am not going to go overboard with a cut.
1: Reconditioned comes with a 1 year warranty instead of the life time warranty.
2: Snipe, I ran some 2×4’s about 3’ long to test and am getting some snipe about 2” form the end. I am guessing this is something I need to adjust but need to get some advice on that.
I want to give some credit to the store I bought it from. The name of the store is Direct Tools. I stopped in last weekend and they didn’t any in stock. I was told they where going to get a couple in on Thursday and they would hold one for me. They took my name and number, on Thursday they called and left a message and it was in. When I got to the store it was in the back room waiting for me to pick up. Great service and that can be hard to find.
I gave it 4 stars because of the snipe, when I get that fixed it will be a 5
So all in all I am happy so far and am looking forward to getting some lumber and starting my next project.