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Forum topic by tool_junkie posted 02-14-2012 03:34 AM 810 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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tool_junkie

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02-14-2012 03:34 AM

Hello All,

Someone is selling a Delta TP300 planer on local craigs list. The ad listing says that it is hardly used. Asking price is $200.

No pictures yet and I haven’t seen it either. Assuming it is in good condition, what should be a good price for it? I think I will go check it out tomorrow; what all should I be checking / looking for (I have never used a planer before)?

Thanks for all your help!


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Grandpa

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#1 posted 02-14-2012 04:06 AM

take a board and run it through the planer side to side. Make sure it planes smooth and it cuts side to side. That is the main thing in my book. is it powerful enough?

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#2 posted 02-14-2012 04:16 AM

the first thing I would do is run a board threw it, and if it has a dust hood I would take that off and take the belt off the blower, that is if u have dust collection this will give it more power that can be easily seen when this is removed, make sure it raises and lowers all the way after u run yur 1st board check thickness on both sides make sure its planiing evenly and listen to the sound if its loud as u know the blades will be dull, but mainly listen to the motor its the key

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