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Forum topic by Russ posted 03-05-2010 08:19 AM 3583 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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03-05-2010 08:19 AM

Topic tags/keywords: planer

I was looking for an inexpensive planer and found this unit from Powertec on Amazon for $179 + shipping. Does anyone have experience with the company or the product? Thanks for any advice.

POWERTEC 12-1/2” PLANER:
http://www.amazon.com/PL1250-POWERTEC-12-1-2-PLANER/dp/B003AHEYNE/ref=sr125?ie=UTF8&s=hi&qid=1267769491&sr=1-25

-- Russ


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#1 posted 03-05-2010 06:48 PM

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#2 posted 03-05-2010 07:04 PM

Ohh. I like that one better. How is the snip on it?

-- Russ

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#3 posted 03-05-2010 07:31 PM

IMHO, “Snip” on thicknesser planer is generally not a problem associated with the make/brand. It’s basically caused by the level/height of infeed & outfeed table. There is always a way to deal with this problem.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#4 posted 03-06-2010 03:30 AM

I have the Ryobi and love it. You can pick up a factory refurb (which I did) for about $150 right now!!!!

-- Wow, that was easy. Just follow the directions and use some common sense.

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#5 posted 03-08-2010 05:09 AM

in the March Wood Magazine they did a review of several portable planers. Ryobi scored the lowest on cut quality, and doesn’t have optional infeed/outfeed tables. of course the Dewalt 735 scored highest… If you are looking for a better budget planer I would recommend the Ridgid.
http://www.homedepot.com/h_d1/N-5yc1vZ1xr5/R-100634358/h_d2/ProductDisplay?langId=-1&storeId=10051&catalogId=10053

-- San Diego, CA

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