Steel City 40200H Helical Planer Opinions?

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Forum topic by Matt Przybylski posted 07-21-2012 01:23 PM 1018 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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Matt Przybylski

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07-21-2012 01:23 PM

Topic tags/keywords: steel city planer helical

Hey everyone,
I’ve come across this planer on CL. It’s directly from Steel City and here is what the person told me:

“Hi Matt,

the unit was a demo from a show for 5 days a year a ago and then we
brought it back to our show room. Our show room is not open to public
so the condition of the unit is nearly brand new.”

They’re asking $360 for it. Is this a fair price? I don’t know much about Steel City and I’ve read some reviews on the planer (some good, some not so good) and it seems kind of up in the air. Do any of you have this planer and have any thoughts you could provide? Also how about Steel City as a company in general?

Also worth noting is this, which was part of the posting:

“All items come in with 6 months limited warranty. All sales are final and no Return”

Would really appreciate your advice on this.

-- Matt, Illinois,

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#1 posted 07-21-2012 01:34 PM

It retails at $629 on Amazon. It looks like the chief complaint in the reviews is too much tear-out on hardwoods.

-- "It ain't what you don't know that gets you into trouble. It's what you know for sure that just ain't so." - Mark Twain

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