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Forum topic by Coel posted 02-19-2017 06:33 AM 588 views 0 times favorited 11 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Coel

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02-19-2017 06:33 AM

Do you guys think this is a good planer to look at?

https://allentown.craigslist.org/tls/6002475743.html

-- -- Dave


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#1 posted 02-19-2017 07:01 AM

Coel, if I lived near you I would say no, because I would buy it myself. That machine is first generation and brand new. I have the same one that is 18 years old right now and runs like new. It is twice the machine of the new ones. Grab it before someone else does.

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#2 posted 02-19-2017 07:20 AM

That’s kind of what I was thinking. And I live 3 hrs away from it but I will be 20 minutes away this week for work

-- -- Dave

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#3 posted 02-19-2017 07:24 AM

Hope it lasts. When you get there try and talk him down some because of age, but don’t loose it. Pictures showed the tool kit in the side, but the spare blades are under the infeed table. I never used the base at all, I didn’t have the room for it. I always used it on sawhorses in the driveway. The depth gauge is exact and the preset stops are exact. Easy machine to use.

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#4 posted 02-19-2017 12:59 PM

It’s a workhorse of a planer in great shape, but $300 is steep IMO. When new, it was under $400, possibly well under, but it had a warranty and return privileges at that time, none of which are of any value now. If you could agree on $250 or less before you go look I’d consider it, but man that’s a long drive for a benchtop planer.

The DW734 new with warranty at $359 is no slouch.

-- Happiness is like wetting your pants...everyone can see it, but only you can feel the warmth....

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#5 posted 02-19-2017 02:34 PM

I used one for about 10 years before I sold it. I must have put a mile of lumber through it and I always got beautiful results. I “upgraded” to a combo machine with segmented spiral cutter heads but still regret I got rid of it. I could get more precise dimensions from it than I can through the machine I have now, which cost 5 times as much.

The problems with it are it is slow and you have to deal with a lot of noise from the universal motor.

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#6 posted 02-19-2017 04:13 PM

FWIW, Those gray ridgid tools carry a lifetime warranty against manufacturing defects regardless of ownership.

-- there's a solution to every problem.......you just have to be willing to find it.

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#7 posted 02-24-2017 12:02 AM

Yo Dave, did you get it?

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#8 posted 02-24-2017 12:22 AM

Somebody got it, the craigslist entry is defunct.

-- Jim, Houston, TX

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#9 posted 02-24-2017 12:28 AM

Nope the dude was going to meet with me on Tuesday and told me he sold it monday….I’ll keep hunting. Now I know not to be slow on them

-- -- Dave

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#10 posted 02-24-2017 12:30 AM

Now I know not to be slow on them
- Coel

OWWM Rule #5

Cheers,
Brad

-- Brad in FL - In Dog I trust... everything else is questionable

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#11 posted 02-24-2017 12:39 AM



Now I know not to be slow on them
- Coel

OWWM Rule #5

Cheers,
Brad

- MrUnix


Hahaha my coworkers just all starred at me for laughing so hard

-- -- Dave

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