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Forum topic by BerBer5985 posted 08-03-2012 11:49 PM 2599 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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BerBer5985

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08-03-2012 11:49 PM

There’s a listing for one near me for sale and I don’t know if they are any good. It’s a 12 1/2” planer. He’s looking to get around $250 or so. Is a decent machine?

-- Greg, Owner, Quality Carpet One, www.qualitycarpetonecrofton.com


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crashn

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#1 posted 08-03-2012 11:51 PM

I looked at that one on CL. As you know, we are in the same neck of the woods. I liked it, if I was in the market for a planer. I’m saving my pennies (lots of them) for a Grizzly 12” jointer/planer combo with spiral cutter head. It will save me a lot of space in my very cramped one car garage (ok, no cars in there, just tools ! )

-- Crashn - the only thing I make more of than sawdust is mistakes

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#2 posted 08-04-2012 12:40 AM

If it’s the Belsaw moulder/planer, in good condition, and especially if it has any bits or heads with it, it’s a great price

-- Gary, DeKalb Texas only 4 miles from the mill

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#3 posted 08-04-2012 12:53 AM

Oh yes. Better than a decent machine.

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#4 posted 08-04-2012 11:08 AM

check the infeed an out feed rollers..make sure they are not worn out….

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#5 posted 08-04-2012 11:56 AM

check these out
http://lumberjocks.com/donwilwol/blog/series/5401
and
http://lumberjocks.com/topics/38059

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#6 posted 08-05-2012 04:08 PM

I love mine. If the rollers are worn out, you can replace them for under 100$ I believe. They are workhorses.

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