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Forum topic by Cole Tallerman posted 07-22-2012 04:46 AM 1576 views 0 times favorited 13 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Cole Tallerman

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07-22-2012 04:46 AM

I am a very beginning woodworker so I don’t need really large or super high quality tools yet. I am trying to decide from these options below although I am in no rush so if you think i should wait for a better deal then let me know.

Planers:

http://cnj.craigslist.org/tls/3154873218.html

http://newyork.craigslist.org/jsy/tls/3147860050.html

Jointers:

http://newjersey.craigslist.org/tls/3121915725.html

http://newjersey.craigslist.org/tls/3100414783.html (little out of my price range)

http://newjersey.craigslist.org/tls/3066944881.html

http://newjersey.craigslist.org/tls/3042161112.html


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nwbusa

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#1 posted 07-22-2012 04:51 AM

If it was my money… I’d go for the 2nd Delta jointer, assuming the knives were in good shape, etc. I’m not a big fan of either planer, but if the choice was between the two I’d take the Delta over the Ryobi.

-- John, BC, Canada

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waho6o9

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#2 posted 07-22-2012 04:56 AM

Wait for a Dewalt planer.

+1 for the 2nd Delta jointer.

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#3 posted 07-22-2012 05:05 AM

Ok so im going to take a look at it tomorrow. And thanks for the advise on the Dewalt. i know that there are two models (the cheaper one and the more expensive one) are they both good?

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nwbusa

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#4 posted 07-22-2012 05:48 AM

They’re both good. Also consider the Ridgid if you’re looking at the Dewalt 734 (less expensive than the 735). They all have 3 blade cutters on the current models.

-- John, BC, Canada

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#5 posted 07-22-2012 08:21 AM

The DeWalt 735 can do no wrong. Grab it amd make sawdust.

Steve

-- Steve in KY. 44 years so far with my lovely bride. Think I'll keep her.

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#6 posted 07-22-2012 09:58 AM

Delta joiner for $200.00 is a good price, I paid $350.00 for a similar one,
I have a Rigid planer that works very well , but I hardly use it.
I found it more practical and economical for me to buy my wood already planed both faces.
By the time you buy the wood unplanned that you join one face and then plane the other faces you have spend a lot of time and physical efforts and then you have to dispose of the shaving that you in fact have paid for.
I decided that to buy my supply ready to go, is a better way for me.
I use the joiner a lot. I just wish I bought a 8” or more, 6” is just too narrow.

-- Bert

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#7 posted 07-22-2012 11:40 AM

That Delta 37-196 for $200 is a good unit…..the rust will scrub off pretty well, then you’ll have a nice machine. The Ridgid is a good tool also, but $350 is too high for my blood….$250-$275 max. The smaller Delta would be fine too, but $250 is more than I’d be willing to give for it.

The Delta TP400LS was the successor the Delta 22-560, which was a pretty nice basic planer….$200 seems like a reasonable deal to me, but you could always offer $150-$175.

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

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RogerM

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#8 posted 07-22-2012 04:12 PM

Neither planer is going to perform well for you. If you have to go with one of these go with the Delta Planer http://cnj.craigslist.org/tls/3154873218.html. Do not under any circumstances go with the RYOBI.

The Delta Joiner http://newjersey.craigslist.org/tls/3066944881.html is definitely the pick of the lot in my opinion.

-- Roger M, Aiken, SC

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#9 posted 07-22-2012 05:14 PM

I’ve had Delta planers and they did the job, can’t complain but there was snipe. But I too would hold out for a DeWalt 735, had one since they came out and between the superb finish and the lack of snipe I won’t be replacing it. I’m so satisfied with it I popped for a Shelix cutterhead for it. I also second the stay away from Ryobi.

I’d also go with either Delta joiner, but if you can you might want to consider an 8”, that extra 2” does come in handy and the longer beds of the 8” models is also a plus. I started out with a Star 8” because it was what I could afford at the time but when I could I upgraded to a Delta DJ-20 and never looked back.

-- -Curt, Milwaukee, WI

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canadianchips

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#10 posted 07-22-2012 05:26 PM

If you are starting out the Delta planer is better than the ryobi.Offer him a little less money, see what the response is. Make thinner cuts and it will do the job.
as far as jointers…..that craftman is also a goog jointer. I have had mine for 37 years.The out table is not adjustable. In my case I never needed it adjustable. Set the knives properly and it does a good job. People talk about longer tables ? I don’t think they are necessary. I have planed solid core exterior door on mine with no issues of snipe. I did use infeed and out feed rollers set at the PROPER height.

-- "My mission in life - make everyone smile !"

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BlankMan

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#11 posted 07-22-2012 05:30 PM

You can fit a door through your planer? Wow! That’s industrial size!

Having worked on short and long table jointers I definitely find the longer tables a plus, especially when I’ve jointed 10’ boards, didn’t/don’t need to use roller stand which themselves, a pair of good ones, can set you back $100-$200.

-- -Curt, Milwaukee, WI

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#12 posted 07-23-2012 02:00 AM

Roger – There’s no reason at all that the TP400LS won’t do a good job with good blades and when adjusted properly. It’s got a cutterhead lock to reduce snipe and a dust chute, and has been well reviewed and well received by owners. My 22-560 was pretty much the same planer and it did as good of a job as my Delta 22-580 and Ridgid R4330. I always thought the 22-560 was as good as any portable planer with the exception of the DW735.

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

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Cole Tallerman

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#13 posted 07-23-2012 02:59 AM

Thanks for the advice! I picked up the jointer for $125 and it looks like it will clean up nicely. Ive seen dewalt planers on craigslist before so im going to wait.

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