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Forum topic by MikeOB posted 1425 days ago 965 views 0 times favorited 11 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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MikeOB

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1425 days ago

After a long battle this week with tearing apart my planer and replacing bearing and cleaning it up and changing blades around. I called the death to my planer this afternoon.

I have a few projects in the works but nothing is time critical. So I ask the question that I probably know the answer to anyway.

Do planers ever go on sale? I assume not unless that model is discontinued…is a certain time of year better than others?

my timing could not be worse….spent $650 on a new-used snowblower last friday, truck goes in this next Wed. for $700 worth of needed repairs….now this happens

-- Mike, Portage, WI


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ajosephg

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#1 posted 1425 days ago

I think DeWalt 735 planers are on sale this weekend.

-- Joe

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#2 posted 1425 days ago

Where at Joe?

-- Mike, Portage, WI

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ajosephg

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#3 posted 1425 days ago

Lowes – I haven’t independently verified it, but somebody posted the info on this site earlier today.

-- Joe

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helluvawreck

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#4 posted 1425 days ago

Everybody needs to watch the industrial auctions. I’ve never seen equipment go for as cheap as it has this year. It’s being sucked over seas I guess. Maybe to China and South America.

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#5 posted 1425 days ago

watch craigslist of coarse and woodweb.com is another good one.

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#6 posted 1425 days ago

sorry I cut our conversation short earlier. If our timing is right you can come use mine till you can pick one up Mike.

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#7 posted 1425 days ago

i always keep and eye on craigslist….just that the timing is kinda bad

-- Mike, Portage, WI

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digitmisser

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#8 posted 1425 days ago

Check Craigs list in your area. I was shopping for a 12” planer and found one new for 250 and another barely used and a good bit closer to home that I got for 230. Works fine, saved gas, cheaper than retail by a far stretch. Good luck.

-- chris, north florida

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HorizontalMike

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#9 posted 1425 days ago

Try HD online and consider the 13” Ridgid R4300 planer.

FYI, buy it online cheaper than going to the store. $369. and FREE shipping. Bought mine back in June and it chips like a champ.

-- HorizontalMike -- "Woodpeckers understand..."

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Smaug

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#10 posted 1424 days ago

I bought a Ryobi planer a while ago. It has been a good purchase, but the inrush current occasionally trips the 20 A circuit I plug it into. I like it because I can put it under my workbench when not using it. Also, the price was good, and being able to get a new set of knives at Home Depot is super-convenient.

-- "Well begun is half done."

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Gary Lucas

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#11 posted 1421 days ago

Like others have said…try Craigs List. I’ve seen portable planners as low as $100 on CL

-- Go create sawdust

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