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Forum topic by mortalwombat posted 06-25-2016 10:40 PM 568 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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06-25-2016 10:40 PM

Topic tags/keywords: delta planer bandsaw 22-580 28-278

I just came across a garage sale with a guy selling a delta 22-580 planer and a 28-278 bandsaw for $300 each. Both are really clean. He said the planer had only been used once and it has a set of new blades in box. The bandsaw is also clean plus it’s got a selection of blades, a blade repair kit, and a couple different types of fences. One is for laminate.

I really need a planer and bandsaw so it’s really tempting, but are these worth $300 each?


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#1 posted 06-25-2016 10:58 PM

Bandsaw probably is… but the lunchbox planer is a bit on the high side IMO. Those sell around here in the $100-$200 range. You can buy a new one for $329 at the BORG or even Amazon.

Cheers,
Brad

-- Brad in FL - To be old and wise, you must first be young and stupid

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#2 posted 06-25-2016 11:03 PM

The planer you show is a different model. Are they compatible?

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#3 posted 06-25-2016 11:29 PM

The 22-580 is an older discontinued model:

The 22-555 is their current offering:

Both are 15 amp 13” benchtop thickness planers with a two knife cutterhead, and are based on the same 4 support column design (as are most all benchtop planers out there). I’ve never used either, but I doubt there is any significant differences other than the older one is a 2 speed (60/90cpi)... although support and parts might be harder to obtain on the discontinued model. There are several other new alternatives as well for under $400 (such as the RIDGID, DeWALT 734, Porter-Cable, and even a WEN for well under $300).

Just saying… If you think it’s worth it, go for it – it’s your dime and you are the only one who has to live with the decision once made. If it were me, I’d hold off for a better deal on a nice used machine. They turn up around here all the time. Usually it’s someone who just got the machine for a single project and no longer needs it. Basically brand new machines for half (or more) of their original cost.

Cheers,
Brad

-- Brad in FL - To be old and wise, you must first be young and stupid

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#4 posted 06-26-2016 12:25 AM

Advice taken. Thanks! I got the bandsaw for $300 and got him to throw in a bunch of goodies, including a stack of books on everything from finishing to jigs. He said he put the router on CL yesterday so he expects it to go quick. I’ll hit him up in a couple days if it doesn’t sell and offer $200. Otherwise I’ll go for something new. Especially since I realized it doesn’t have the dust collection port, which is a $35 part at ereplacementparts. Problem is, I need a planer more than a bandsaw. Oh well. Lol. Thanks for the quick advice!

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#5 posted 06-26-2016 01:39 AM

I had a 22-580 for years. Finally wore it out. It was an excellent planer, with two speeds and a very smooth cut. Blades were very easy to change. Snipe was minimal. If it’s practically new, it’s probably worth $300.

It’s better than the Ridgid planer, but not as good as my new planer – Dewalt 735.

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#6 posted 06-26-2016 03:18 PM

I found someone on CL selling the same planer in almost new condition. Like you mentioned above, he bought it for one job, building a deck. We settled on $210. It doesn’t have the stand and it doesn’t come with an extra set of blades, but the stand doesn’t have much value to me. I’d be building a nice mobile cabinet for a base anyway. So great advice as always. Thanks again!

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#7 posted 06-26-2016 04:09 PM

New blades aren’t expensive. When you install them, use a magic marker to number the edges 1 and 2, so you’ll know what edge you were using when it comes time to change them.

Also, the 22-580 (if you have the plastic attachment) works well with a shop vac. Very good planer, and Fine WW rated it the top machine when it was originally brought out.

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