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Forum topic by jkinoh posted 07-28-2015 08:14 PM 1087 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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07-28-2015 08:14 PM

A friend purchased some woodworking machines a year or so ago, thinking that retirement would be the perfect time to get into woodworking. Good plan, but apparently he has decided to stick with only one of the machines (a lathe). He has a Delta 13” planer, which I think I may buy, and an 8” J-Line (Broadhead-Garrett) jointer. The jointer appears to be in pretty good shape. I will have some pictures soon for anyone that may be interested. The machines are in central Ohio.

My question about the planer….....I have a 30 year old 12” planer that has really been fine for the majority of what I plane. The Delta planer would be a “spare”. Does anyone have an idea what a reasonable price would be for one of these? It appears to be in decent shape. No rust, everything works, mobile stand, stainless infeed and outfeed extensions (made at his place of employment). I really don’t need it, but have this addiction to woodworking tools and haven’t had a new (to me) machine fix lately. I know 13” isn’t that desirable, and if I decide to re-sell, I need to get it at a low price, which is probably very possible.


Oh…and it’s a DC-33.

Here’s the 8”, J-Line jointer. Asking price is $450. It looks like original paint, and is in good condition. Interesting blade guard. It moves straight out from fence by means of the arms shown in picture. Not sure if that describes very well, but it’s unlike most that pivot. Wheel base included. Didn’t get HP, but it’s 110v.

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#1 posted 07-28-2015 10:04 PM

If Google isn’t lying to me, the DC-33 is a fairly beefy stationary 13” planer. I’m not sure how many people really want stationary 13” machines, because it really seems like if you’re going stationary, you ought to end up with 15” of capacity at least.

Did he buy it new? I wasn’t aware anybody was still making stationary 13” planers.

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#2 posted 07-28-2015 10:14 PM

If this is the model of planer:

Then the condition and stand will determine the fair value to a great degree. Assuming its in great condition and has an original “open” stand similar to the one pictured then its probably worth around $300 to $500 depending on your local market. If it has the older closed stand then its probably worth 400 to 600 depending on your local market. If there is anything wrong with it then its worth much less. So if you want to get a good deal.. just pay less then that.

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#3 posted 07-28-2015 11:22 PM

There is a DC 380 15 inch planer on my local craigslist right now for $700.
Personally, I have a ridgid R4330 13 inch planer, and it works great. I don’t think I would spend more than
the price of that ridgid planer on a DC 33, or the DC 380.
I’ve had mine for about 2 1/2 years, and I know full price was a little over $300. However, I stole mine for $199, new in the box.
If you don’t have a planer, and can get it for $300 or less. I think you would be very happy.
Things to consider too, does it need any work, and you mentioned selling it some day. I think $300 range would be good for a planer that is good to go.
I would not spend more unless I was stepping up to a 17, or 20 inch model.
And that would be alot more.
Since you have the 12 planner, How about the 8 inch jointer? That may be the prize here. Getting a good deal on it.
Good luck

-- John

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#4 posted 07-29-2015 12:42 AM

The planer has the open stand, as pictured above. I think it’s a little different with respect to the feed stop/start lever, and the table lock knobs. Also, someone fabricated a different dust chute. Price wise, probably under 300. I do have a Delta DJ-20, so the jointer isn’t of much interest to me. Actually, the planer wasn’t initially much interest to me either, but I’ve been tossing it around, so to speak. Most of what I plane is rough sawn hardwoods. When gluing panels for cabinet doors, for example, I’ll glue up sections 12” or less, then do a final glue as accurate as I can. I’ll run through my PM dbl drum sander, which has a 25” capacity, to level out anything that needs it and get to final thickness. As I said, I really don’t need this, just thought it would be something to play with if the price is right. My planer is an old Belsaw that I bought new around 1980. It’s always been a good machine and is in great shape. A little slow, but planes nice. My only concern about it are the rubber feed rollers. They are still in good shape, but I wonder if and when they may fail. This Delta could be a fallback if they do.

I checked CL and saw a 15” Delta, 3hp, 2-sp, roller extensions, very nice for $750, so I guess that’s probably ballpark for the 15”. I also saw this…

I gotta quit looking on CL!!

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#5 posted 07-29-2015 12:50 AM

J… I have the Rigid R4331 13” lunchbox planer that worked 100% for 2+ years. I recently acquired a Jet 15” JWP planer. I considered ditching the Rigid, but…. having a 2nd planer could come into use down the road since it’s more… expendable (planing pallet wood, for example) and other uses. Have not made up my mind just yet as both work… but the option is there to get rid of the Rigid. Something to consider.

-- Yes, my profile picture is of a Carpenter Bee! The name is derived from the Ancient Greek "wood-cutter"

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