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Forum topic by Submariner posted 12-08-2012 05:19 PM 976 views 0 times favorited 9 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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12-08-2012 05:19 PM

I have the opportunity to buy a Delta model 22-580 planer (which I need since I don’t have one yet). It looks brand new, the plastic is still on the infeed and outfeed tables. The guy who has it says he has only ran one board through it. It comes with a Delta base and all the manuals. He is asking $400.00 for it. I think I will offer $350.00 to see if I can get it a little bit lower but I think the 400 is reasonable. What do you more knowledgable folks think?


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#1 posted 12-08-2012 05:28 PM

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#2 posted 12-08-2012 05:29 PM

Looking around it seems to be a model no longer available. I seems to have good reviews but this planner was $420
new ,since you don’t get a warranty with it I would not pay more that $300 for it.

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#3 posted 12-08-2012 05:33 PM

I have that planer. I love it but in no way is it worth more then $300. If your willing to pay $400 for a planer go for the Dewalt 734

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#4 posted 12-08-2012 05:57 PM

Ok. Thanks for the help. I was basing my thoughts on the price of the newer 22-590 price, and adjusting for the fact that they are selling it with the base. I’ll see if they will take 300, otherwise I’ll let them set on it for a while.

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#5 posted 12-08-2012 06:11 PM

Not sure if I would even pay $300 for it. A new Dewalt 734 can be had for $369 on Amazon with free shipping. I have it and think it is a well built machine. I got lucky and scored mine for $175 in like new condition on Craigslist, but even at $369 I think it is worth it. Plus you would get the warranty. This and the fact that Delta has been having trouble keeping/supplying replacement parts for older machines would keep me away from it unless it was a great deal. Don’t get me wrong, Delta made some great stuff and I have a lot in my shop, but most bought used, at a great price.

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#6 posted 12-08-2012 06:22 PM

I’m going to do some more research. Like I said, I was really just basing it on the price of a new Delta 22-590 plus the base. Truth is for $40 I could probably build a better base.

I looked at the 734 as well as the Rigid 4331. Now that I think about it, the Rigid with the lifetime service at $399.00 might even be a better option.

Again, thanks.

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#7 posted 12-08-2012 07:13 PM

The delta isn’t worth it.
+1 on the ridgid or dw734.

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#8 posted 12-08-2012 09:42 PM

and if you can find a HD that will honor harbor freight’s “20% off any single item”, the ridgid could be had for $320 new. the 22-580 was once a best in class benchtop planer, but even $300 would be pushing it.

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#9 posted 12-08-2012 09:46 PM

I’d also look around for the Ridgid. IIRC, HD was closing them out a while back and was offering them at even lower prices.

-- Dave, Colonie, NY

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