|Forum topic by ellen35||posted 776 days ago||4412 views||0 times favorited||14 replies|
776 days ago
I have been looking for a new planer. Right now I have the Ridgid lunchbox which works well (I will be passing it along to a friend should I actually be able to find a new planer). I was at a local machine supplier 2 wks ago and saw the General International 13” with a helical head. I did as much research as I could on this machine and couldn’t find anything of substance. FWW says it is a good machine and one of the other magazines reviewed the cutter heads and compared several small models. Please… don’t tell me to go to Craig’s List. I am not mechanical, or I would trick out the Ridgid with a helical head. What I am really interested in is whether anyone actually has some experience with this machine and how he/she likes it.
The cons for me are:
The real “con” for me are the HSS blades.
I could use some wise advice from those of you who have one or who have investigated purchasing one.
Thanks for your help.
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