|Forum topic by Jim||posted 01-19-2010 06:16 AM||1465 views||0 times favorited||1 reply|
01-19-2010 06:16 AM
Okay, this is my first post, so my apologies if this has been asked before. I found this site when looking for reviews of some planers I am considering. Seems like some common sense, real world info here so I thought I would give it a try.
I did a search but didn’t find anything on the General International 30-125CE, which has the standard blades. I have found a new one at a dealer who really wants to sell it. For about the same money I can get the Grizzly GO453Z with the spiral cutterhead, which has some good reviews here, and one I have had my eye on for the last year or so. I don’t have any experience with General but I do have a Grizzly dust collector, band saw and 8” planer that have been very reliable.
I use my old 12” DeWalt planer to occasionaly dimension some poplar of various thicknesses for building furniture frames for my son-in-law’s business. No sanding is needed since it is upholstered. On occasion I do use hardwoods, generally red oak or walnut, for finished stuff so I do like nice smooth results.
Not sure if anyone can help but thanks anyway.