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danjo

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697 days ago

What do you guys think a fair price for a used one of these. It is in good condition. It has straight knives (new) and rolling infeed/outfeed. 220V/3HP

thanks
http://www.amazon.com/Powermatic-1791209-15-Inch-Horsepower-230-Volt/sim/B0000225TO/2

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danjo

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#1 posted 697 days ago

I am looking at buying one of these on CL. The asking $ is 1200. Is that high?

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Domer

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#2 posted 697 days ago

I bought one last year for $600 from a fellow member of our local Woodworkers Guild. It is an older model but Powercraft still has parts and their customer service guys can help with questions.

Nice machine.

Domer

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#3 posted 697 days ago

I think you could find a similiar machine for between six and eight hundred depending on condition. At 1,200 for just a few hundred more, you can get a brandnew Grizzly with a warrenty and better features.

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#4 posted 696 days ago

$1200.. I think is too high… No doubt it is a good planer but you could get a 13” for much cheaper and hae some money left over to get some other tools. Like Finisher mentioned a few hundred more get brand new with warranty. Do you need 15 in or would a 13 work for what you really need it for. Making panels for doors would be nice to have wider of course.

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#5 posted 696 days ago

Yeah, that’s way too high! I would get a 13’’ thickness planner, this planner takes up a lot of room. And plus a 13’’ thickness planner isn’t $1200! Rigid makes really nice thickness planners, I have used a craftsman 13’’ professional planner, and it’s great!

If you wanted to get this planner, I would ask about $600-$800. The highest you would want to go is about $800 bucks. But again, I would just get a nice 13’ thickness planner. Finisher suggested the grizzly, that planner is great too. A wide thickness planner is nice to have though, but they are huge! And they really hurt you back when you try to move them. I would just do a lot of thinking about these planners.

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#6 posted 696 days ago

I sold a 3 hp Jet 15” for 450.00 on CL, I bought that same planer on CL for 450. I think prices for equipment are a little less on average here in San Antonio. The Jet was a little older but in good condition. If the PM is newer then I agree with the 600-800. I typically would start out at 50% retail and subtract for age and condition and would even go higher depending on age, like new condition and my own “needs” basis.

-- Jerry Nettrour, San Antonio, www.topqualitycabinets.net

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#7 posted 696 days ago

Thanks for the advice guys. They wouldn’t go any lower than $1000 so I passed for now. I found this 13” Delta on CL for $450. I think its a better fit for me. Anyone have any XP with one of these? http://www.normstools.com/images/normstools/dc-33.shtml

thanks

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Gshepherd

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#8 posted 696 days ago

For 450, Look into Steel City and Ridgid, 13” size.. Brand New less room and will do just as good of a job. I do not know much on Steel City so check them out. Helicial Head 13” can be had for less than 600 and that is the way to go. Especially if your doing high figured woods….. Cheaper in the long run cause you do not have to change blades as often, I have a 25” Wood Master and a PM60 with the Helicial head and I love them. Just a pain in the butt to get the big woodmaster out for a few boards so I am going to get a 13” myself someday. Be interesting to see what you get…

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AJswoodshop

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#9 posted 696 days ago

Steel city makes really nice planners. The Helicial Head 13’’ is one of the best planners out there. That machine gives you nice, flat clean boards. Gshepherd had some good tips in his comment.

-- If I can do it.....so can you! -AJswoodshop

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#10 posted 695 days ago

There is a huge difference between the planer you are looking at (solid, cast iron, belt driven 3hp) and a lunchbox style planer (light, direct drive, 1 to 1.5hp). Make sure whatever you get will fit your needs. If you are taking rough cut boards of significant width/length down to final dimensions, a lunchbox will do it, however it’s not going to be quick about it. You are not going to want to take off more than 1/32” at a time on anything wider than 6” in most cases with a lunchbox planer. You are going to burn through knives as most lunchbox style planer knives cannot be resharpened.

I abandoned trying to fully plane rough cut lumber myself with a lunchbox planer. I will get them skip dressed at the mill for a very small fee (down to about 7/8 on a 4/4 board) and then finish them up at home to suit whatever I am building

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