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Forum topic by Russ posted 03-05-2010 08:19 AM 4773 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.


-- 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.

-- San Diego, CA

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