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Forum topic by KelleyCrafts posted 01-06-2017 06:30 PM 959 views 0 times favorited 12 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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KelleyCrafts

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01-06-2017 06:30 PM

New drum sander from AZWoody, then a laser, the festool sander should get here someday, and now this popped up on my CL fishing app. He wouldn’t go down in price but I was ok with that. Snuck out of work today to go see it and test it. Worked well except the rear feed roller wasn’t pushing everything all the way out of the back of the planer. Should be a relatively easy fix.

I’m very lucky I have a supportive wife. It’s been an expensive last few weeks!

Will be selling my Makita 2030 to recoup some costs. I LOVE my Makita it’s amazing but I don’t have room for both and I could use the extra width on this PM.

-- http://kelleycrafts.com/ - pen blanks - knife scales - turning tools


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bobasaurus

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#1 posted 01-06-2017 06:35 PM

Holy crap that is a nice planer, I’m jealous. My lunchbox dewalt isn’t the best. I would have jumped on that deal too. Is it 220 single phase? You going to get a helical head for it, or does it come with one?

-- Allen, Colorado (Instagram @bobasaurus_woodworking)

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#2 posted 01-06-2017 06:44 PM

And how the heck do you move something like that?

-- Allen, Colorado (Instagram @bobasaurus_woodworking)

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KelleyCrafts

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#3 posted 01-06-2017 06:45 PM

I think it has the straight blades. I completely forgot to look at the model number and serial number when I was there. Even the straight blades will be fine. I will get a new head for it someday but I’ve already pushed my limits this past month so I’ll hold off. The new drum sander can handle anything left behind from the planer. My Makita is more of a finish planer and planes much nicer than this one but it’s 12” and I often times have wider stock I get from azwoody or cut myself. So this will be welcomed.

-- http://kelleycrafts.com/ - pen blanks - knife scales - turning tools

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Hammerthumb

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#4 posted 01-06-2017 06:46 PM

Did it come with the helical head?

I got mine for free. Model 209H

-- Paul, Las Vegas

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KelleyCrafts

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#5 posted 01-06-2017 06:47 PM

I have a utility trailer. I just put a piece of plywood down and roll it up the metal grated ramp. Moved my 900 pound PM72 that way with ease. Plan to do the same with this one. I’ll pick it up tomorrow morning.

-- http://kelleycrafts.com/ - pen blanks - knife scales - turning tools

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KelleyCrafts

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#6 posted 01-06-2017 06:49 PM

Ok Paul, maybe my deal wasn’t as good. I’ll have to see what head t has tomorrow. I was too excited inspecting rollers, running through boards, etc and forgot to look. It’s fairly quiet for a planer so it might. Of course the makita is overly loud because it doesn’t use an induction motor.

-- http://kelleycrafts.com/ - pen blanks - knife scales - turning tools

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#7 posted 01-06-2017 07:00 PM

You guys with your free tools, big planers and supportive wives really piss me off ;-)

Nice toy Dave.

Paul, you might deserve the biggest YOU SUCK ever on that one!

-- Kenny, SW VA, Go Hokies!!!

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KelleyCrafts

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#8 posted 01-06-2017 07:05 PM

Yeah, I thought the price was good on mine but seriously free is kind of awesome.

-- http://kelleycrafts.com/ - pen blanks - knife scales - turning tools

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Hammerthumb

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#9 posted 01-06-2017 07:28 PM

Its 5hp Dave, so make sure you feed it properly.

-- Paul, Las Vegas

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KelleyCrafts

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#10 posted 01-06-2017 07:32 PM

Yeah, it’s just the single phase 5hp. What do you mean feed it properly? Learn me up buddy??!!

I have a phase converter for the table saw so I was kind of hoping for a 3 phase but this is what I’ve got. Probably a lifetime tool for me.

-- http://kelleycrafts.com/ - pen blanks - knife scales - turning tools

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Hammerthumb

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#11 posted 01-06-2017 07:38 PM

Feed it properly with lots of electrons.

Your a amateur radio operator. I know you understand this!

-- Paul, Las Vegas

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KelleyCrafts

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#12 posted 01-06-2017 07:42 PM

Lol, I thought you meant there’s a special way to feed the wood or something. I was like “you just feed the wood, grain facing the right way and be happy”.

Wasn’t thinking power. Yeah, it’ll have plenty of power. I do need to rewire the garage/shop, it’s gotten out of hand now. But I have to pull permits and go through all of that. Maybe later in the year when the wife forgets about all this cash.

-- http://kelleycrafts.com/ - pen blanks - knife scales - turning tools

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