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Blog entry by therookie posted 09-06-2011 11:02 PM 855 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Well today was the first day of school and I got home and my dad surprised me. He said the motor for the planer has been ordered. Well I was thinking it was $800 like the motors were all going for. But nope it was 604 instead for a 7.5hp single phase motor. We decied to go the new motor route because if I ever decide to resell it it makes it more desirable because anyone with 220 single phase and a 30 amp line can run it. So with the few parts I had to replace and the new motor I bought a $3500 planer for 800+230+600=$1630 versus paying 1900+800=2700 for a powermatic and this one came with 5 sets of 24inch blades which my dad know how to sharpen. So i am stoked to get the motor and parts in and plane some wood.

Thanks for looking

Oh an ps if you guys ever need planer blades sharpend just drop me a PM and I will give you a quote.

-- http://aewoodworks.webs.com



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degoose

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#1 posted 09-06-2011 11:08 PM

Good for you… get out there and plane some timber…have fun and play safe.,

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ lazylarrywoodworks.com.au For lovers of all things timber...

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#2 posted 09-06-2011 11:12 PM

Sounds like you will be up and running soon, good luck with the motor install. Keep us updated.

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lew

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#3 posted 09-07-2011 01:29 AM

Wow, Adam!!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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chrisstef

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#4 posted 09-07-2011 02:42 PM

right on! im happy for ya rook.

-- "there aren’t many hand tools as awe-inspiring as the #8 jointer. I mean, it just reeks of cast iron heft and hubris" - Smitty

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