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Gilley23

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09-02-2017 04:55 AM

The seller said that it has a Shelix head on it….he thinks lol. Still waiting on the pictures to confirm. Assuming everything is in good shape of this older, Jet 12” planer, what’s an approx value with the Shelix head and with the standard head?

Thanks!


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patcollins

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#1 posted 09-02-2017 02:02 PM

Without a Shelix head I would pay $250 for it, with I would go up to $450.

It is pretty easy to tell if it has a Shelix head.

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Gilley23

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#2 posted 09-02-2017 02:05 PM

Yeah I can tell if it does or not, my main concern was the value of the machine itself and what the Shelix adds to it. I haven’t seen one of the older Jets listed before and haven’t read much about the quality of them.

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jonah

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#3 posted 09-02-2017 02:11 PM

It’s a standard import lunchbox planer of decent quality. I would frankly be surprised if it actually had a helical head, but I suppose anything is possible.

Personally, the helical dead doesn’t add all that much value to me. Maybe $300 with it and $200 without.

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JackDuren

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#4 posted 09-02-2017 04:28 PM

$150-$250 with Shelix..No interest without. What will that Shelix fit if the planer fails?

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AZWoody

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#5 posted 09-02-2017 04:41 PM



$150-$250 with Shelix..No interest without. What will that Shelix fit if the planer fails?

- JackDuren

This is the answer.

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#6 posted 09-02-2017 04:47 PM

I would not spend more than $150 on a used
lunchbox planer with regular knives. If you
buy it for the cutterhead and the planer gives
out parts may be hard to get, so check for
parts availability.

I had a dewalt planer that had a sintered drive
gear that broke in half. Replacing the part was
no big deal but I was a little surprised that
such a weak part was used in a wear area.

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Gilley23

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#7 posted 09-02-2017 10:13 PM

Thanks for the advice guys, I didn’t even think about parts on the older model.

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Loren

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#8 posted 09-02-2017 10:19 PM

I am not normally concerned about parts availability
with used machines. However portable planers
really are built for economy. They are in a class
of tool with portable table saws and miter saws,
imo. They are not built for the ages.

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Gilley23

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#9 posted 09-02-2017 11:51 PM

The seller is asking $500, but it’s negotiable. Since the cutterhead is &400+ in itself (new, of course), I was thinking that $300-$350 would be a fair deal.

I’m thinking that for $230 brand new, I might pull the trigger on the WEN model. It gets overall solid reviews. I keep looking for used, but not squat comes up around here for the portable models for a decent price.

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#10 posted 09-03-2017 12:00 AM



The seller is asking $500, but it s negotiable. Since the cutterhead is &400+ in itself (new, of course), I was thinking that $300-$350 would be a fair deal.

I m thinking that for $230 brand new, I might pull the trigger on the WEN model. It gets overall solid reviews. I keep looking for used, but not squat comes up around here for the portable models for a decent price.

- Gilley23

He’s asking way too much. He’s trying to basically get all the money back he put into it for changing the cutter head.
You can get a new Cutech lunchbox with spiral head for $630 so that shows you how high he is (in more ways than one)...

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Gilley23

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#11 posted 09-03-2017 12:04 AM

Of the lunchbox planers, what did you guys think the best bang for the buck is? It would be an occasionally used tool.

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JackDuren

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#12 posted 09-03-2017 12:04 AM



The seller is asking $500, but it s negotiable. Since the cutterhead is &400+ in itself (new, of course), I was thinking that $300-$350 would be a fair deal.

I m thinking that for $230 brand new, I might pull the trigger on the WEN model. It gets overall solid reviews. I keep looking for used, but not squat comes up around here for the portable models for a decent price.

- Gilley23

I’ve got a Delta planer I bought used for $425 many years ago. I have seen these go for $200-$400 just in the last few years. I would rather have my planer without the spiral vs a cheap planer with a spiral.

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JackDuren

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#13 posted 09-03-2017 12:05 AM



Of the lunchbox planers, what did you guys think the best bang for the buck is? It would be an occasionally used tool.

- Gilley23

I hear Dewalt…

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Gilley23

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#14 posted 09-03-2017 04:36 PM

After months and months of looking through Craigslist, OfferUp and FB Marketplace, I finally found a decent deal on a used planer that was posted on CL about 5 hrs ago. So I picked up a like new DeWalt 733. Yes, it’s been discontinued and superseded by the dw733 for almost 11 years, but this guy is in fantastic shape and still had all of the onboard tools. The only thing that it didn’t have was the dust shroud. The knives are super sharp and it test planed like a dream. $160 out the door, saved me $80 over buying the new WEN unit.

Time to make some sawdust.

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#15 posted 09-03-2017 04:41 PM

I don’t think the cutech are actual helical head. Will have to check.

I put a shelix in my jointer and planer. Worth every single MF penny I tell you.

-- Shooting down the walls of heartache. Bang bang. I am. The warrior.

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