Fair price for a Delta 22-580?

  • Advertise with us

« back to Power Tools, Hardware and Accessories forum

Forum topic by guitarchitect posted 02-26-2012 03:33 AM 10998 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
View guitarchitect's profile


35 posts in 1825 days

02-26-2012 03:33 AM

Hi all,

I’m trying to pull the trigger on a thickness planer and I’m having a heck of a time. I found a guy selling a Delta 22-580 for $400CAD with a set of 3 replacement blades and a mobile shelf/base for it. I think a better price would be $300CAD for everything considering it’s discontinued and may be hard to find blades for as time goes on – right before the unit was discontinued they were going for $400 new. Is $300 a fair price for that package, or too low? I’m also considering offering $250CAD for the planer+blades, because the base is something I will probably have to rebuild anyway so that I can roll the unit under an outfeed table when not in use. I’d love to hear everyone’s thoughts.

To complicate things, I have also found a seller of a Ridgid planer that is 1.5 years old for $200. It includes an extra set of blades. Would that be an even better deal? Ridgid has a great LSA but it’s not something I’ll have access to when purchasing used, so part of me wants to stay away from used Ridgid stuff.

7 replies so far

View Tyrone D's profile

Tyrone D

314 posts in 1755 days

#1 posted 02-26-2012 03:38 AM

I wouldn’t pay 400 for the Delta. I’d offer 250 and if he doesn’t take it, walk. You can’t buy something and expect to sell it for what you paid.

-- --Tyrone - BC, Canada "Nothing is ever perfect, we just run out of time."

View Grandpa's profile


3256 posts in 2098 days

#2 posted 02-26-2012 03:41 AM

I think the general rule of thumb on here seems to be about half of the new price. Considering that I think $225 would be more than fair.

View guitarchitect's profile


35 posts in 1825 days

#3 posted 02-26-2012 03:41 AM

ah, well, to be fair when he bought it new he paid almost $700 for it and the blades were $150. I found out from someone else that the prices were dropped when it was discontinued (which is what always happens, I think). Maybe I’ll offer $250 firm for just the planer and 3 sets of blades, and forget about the base.

View BurtC's profile


101 posts in 2552 days

#4 posted 02-26-2012 05:25 AM

The Delta seems overpriced to me. That Ridgid could be something to look at if it is the TP-1300. Nice planer but can’t find them anymore. The Dewalt DW734 and DW735 are good too.

View guitarchitect's profile


35 posts in 1825 days

#5 posted 02-26-2012 05:27 AM

where would it cross the line into not-overpriced, if it’s just the planer and blades? Remember that these prices are canadian dollars, too :)

I was looking at the dewalts, but I think maybe they’re too much for me and hard to find at my price limit of $200-$250, even used. I assume the Ridgid is a R4331 – it’s just over a year old and looks very similar

View knotscott's profile


7146 posts in 2798 days

#6 posted 02-26-2012 12:34 PM

I don’t recall exactly what I sold mine for, but I think it was in the $200-$250 US range.

-- Happiness is like wetting your pants...everyone can see it, but only you can feel the warmth....

View Dallas's profile


3599 posts in 1909 days

#7 posted 02-26-2012 02:11 PM

I have a 22-580 and have been saving up my pennies to make it run again.

When it was given to me the fellow that owned it had replaced the belt – twice and found the driven belt pulley was broken.

I took it home, replaced the belt and ordered a pulley ($23 and $22 respectively) again, only to find the

was trashed beyond redemption.

Replacement cost for the gear box is $193, a bit beyond what I can afford right now.

I’ve been considering making a drum/thickness sander out of it and selling the spare parts on eBay.

-- Improvise.... Adapt...... Overcome!

Have your say...

You must be signed in to reply.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics