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Forum topic by SammyT posted 08-03-2017 09:04 PM 984 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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08-03-2017 09:04 PM

Hi all,

Being up in Alaska, prices are already high. I was looking into a new planer and came across this. I was wondering if iI could get some advice on if this is a good purchase or not. Or what I should offer. Thanks for all your insight.

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#1 posted 08-03-2017 10:47 PM

It will be hard for folks to give a good price target on that, given costs are so much different in Alaska. The normal craigslist crowd will tell you that you should pay pennies on the dollar compared to new price. That one looks like it is roughly half the cost of their new 15” model (I think the new one clocks in around 1K before shipping, could be wrong). It seems like a fair price to me if it is really in that good of shape.

One other thing I’ll point out is that that is a 220V machine. You probably already know that, but I thought I’d point it out in case it affects your decision.


-- Part of engineering is to know when to put your calculator down and pick up your tools.

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#2 posted 08-03-2017 11:53 PM

sammy I had one identical to that for near 20 yrs.

did minimum pm on it

Just sharpened knives 2-3 times a year

Grease the chains once a year, etc.

sold it 10 yrs or so ago.

If your in need of a planer…...650 is not bad, a little strong, but not bad

It is the heaviest 2hp planer i ever touched

Oh….i forgot to tell you….never had a problem with it

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#3 posted 08-04-2017 12:02 AM

Thank you for your responses! It’s definitely informative and helpful. I have a lunchbox one and I don’t really care for it. No matter what I try doing, I always get snipe. I’m sure I’ll get some with this one too but, a 15” planer sounds amazing. After, I posted this I realized the person selling it is the guy I get my tools from. Once, he found out it was me, he’s throwing in a mobile base and free delivery. Anyway, thanks you two! Have a great day.

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#4 posted 08-04-2017 12:04 AM

start at 500.00….. plan on paying 600.00…... 6- 100.00$ bills do the talking :<))

-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN

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#5 posted 08-04-2017 02:08 AM

I have a no-name planer otherwise just
like that. It’s a great planer but the motor
is just barely enough and it can only take
shallow cuts in wider boards of modestly
hard woods like oak. I’d prefer a 3hp motor.

Other than that, it may be a good deal
for where you live.

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