Wondering about a Shop Fox 13'' Planer

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Forum topic by irishhandyman posted 06-01-2008 05:07 AM 4300 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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06-01-2008 05:07 AM

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This is the planer in question. Since I live in a rural area (Mayberry was bigger) my choices for shop tools are limited. I have considered the DeWalt 13’’ planer but by the time I pay shipping its a pretty hefty chunk out of my pocket. I actually got to see the shop fox and it seems like a nice planer. I like the fact it has a dust chute included and the extension tables included. I really like the roller on top as well. The only drawback I see is the fact it only has one feed speed, pretty high at 26 FPM. The side panels are made of plastic as well. I like metal for shop equipment whenever possible. The fine Amish gent that was talking to me about the Shop Fox said he had one and he liked it. What really surprised me was they sell Shop Fox brand tools but didnt carry the blades, he could get them in a week.
Since I can deal localy I might even be able to get a stand throwed in the deal to boot. The local store has a price tag of $420.00. From what I have found searching the net I cant do any better than that. If there are any of you that have one or have used one I would be interested in what you think. Years ago I had a DeWalt planer and it really done well.
While looking around for planers I was also considering the Makita. Any and all input on this would be greatly appreciated.

-- God bless the men and women who protect our counrty.

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#1 posted 06-01-2008 08:03 AM

You can order from Amazon. They will pay for shipping for a lot of items.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#2 posted 06-01-2008 01:58 PM

Thanks Gary. The only problem, I am one of the few left in this country that doesnt have a credit card. LOL
That makes ordering anything online a lil difficult. When I was interested in purchasing a table saw I considered Tool King, the only draw back I had was being able to order from them was they wouldnt accept a debit card. I was going to buy one of those loadable ones and use it, but TK said only a regular credit card would work. On a side note, the local place here matched the price I had found on the net for the table saw.
They took better than $80.00 off their price to match what I had found.

-- God bless the men and women who protect our counrty.

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