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Forum topic by JRsgarage posted 03-16-2017 06:55 PM 357 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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JRsgarage

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03-16-2017 06:55 PM

in process of replacing an old ryobi ap1300 planer but not sure to go with a new dewalt 735 or an older 15” planer. there’s a older 15” planer with fixed bed for sale locally…looks similar to the old deltas. i would come out cheaper with the 15” initially…it is in good working condition. owner replacing to move up and HH.

anyone with one of these older 15” planers regret their purchase and wished they had gone new? tia

looks similar to this

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#1 posted 03-16-2017 07:54 PM

I sure like the capacity, power, and long term durability of a 15” cast iron stationary planer. With minimal maintenance and feasible repair/parts replacement, I’d view the 15” as a lifetime tool.

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#2 posted 03-16-2017 08:06 PM

I have one. A 2hp unit. I liked my old 3hp
Belsaw better for power but the Delta/Invicta
copy has superior dust collection.

It also has a 2-speed gearbox though I’ve
never switched the setting on mine.

All I can say is look for a 3hp motor.

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#3 posted 03-16-2017 09:38 PM

One thing that is really nice about the lunchbox planers or other units, like the one in your picture, where the table is stationary, is that you can incorporate them into a mobile or stationary cabinet with built-in infeed/outfeed tables.

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JRsgarage

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#4 posted 03-17-2017 04:05 PM

thanks for the replies and advices. i’ve kept an eye for a belsaw/woodmaster but only ones that come up around here are the 12” series and these go quick, but often. as Knotscott mentioned, the 15” capacity will be nice although i seldom get a chance to work with anything that wide.

the one i am looking at is a 2hp unit and can work both 110 and 220 which is nice. it does have a two speed gear and hope to leave it alone as well.

how does the above compare to say an old makita2040/jet 15” planer?

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#5 posted 03-17-2017 11:50 PM

never mind

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