|Forum topic by Vrtigo1||posted 03-20-2012 02:17 PM||3354 views||0 times favorited||6 replies|
03-20-2012 02:17 PM
One of these popped up on craigslist today and I was thinking of taking a look at it after work today. The guy is asking $400. It includes the planer, stand and mobile base. He said the knives need to be sharpened, so I take that as they probably need to be replaced as he said they’ve been sharpened previously and I don’t know how many times they can be sharpened. It has some minor surface rust, but he said he used a 220 emery cloth on part of it and it it took the rust right off.
From looking at previous threads, I gather that there’s a knife setting jig, but I looked at some parts websites and didn’t see that listed, so I’m unsure if that’s something that should come with the planer or a 3rd party item. Any info there? Also, if I have a oneway multi gauge, would that work for setting the knives or is it too large to get where it needs to get?
The planer has what look like particle board in/out feed tables (not the steel rollers). Is one better or worse than the other? Is there any reason why this wouldn’t be desirable?
He said it has a 4.5” dust port with a 4.5 to 4” adapter he bought from rockler, but he said it doesn’t exactly fit 4” flex hose. Any idea if there is a different adapter out there that would fit 4” flex?
Other than testing all the adjustments, making sure the two speeds work and running some boards through it, is there anything else I should look at before making him an offer? Oh, and speaking of, any thoughts on the fairness of the price? I figure I’ll take the cost of replacement knives and subtract that from his asking price and offer him that? Am I on track there?