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BigBrownLog

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495 days ago

Topic tags/keywords: question planer

hey everyone IM looking at getting a Steel city planer for christmas I just cant decide on witch to go with model 40200h or model 40300h.

the 40300 is much cheaper so I had steel city send me a comparison document cause i cant find any reviews on the 40300h.

40200H
1. 14×14 in and out feed tables
2. 15 amp motor
3. 10,000 rpm
4. cutter head lock
5. 6 post design, 2 threaded, 4 guide
6. Easy to make parallel due to the 2 threaded posts. Loosen nut, use open end wrench on post
7. 92 lbs
8. tool storage closet/door on side
9. 2 dust ports, either side
10. 4” and 2.5”
11. side handle crank
12. depth gauge at front
13. repetitive cut, slide gauge,
14. scale on top of machine
15. removable to access cutter tips
16. 2 or 4 sided, depending on place of purchase and manufacture date
17. 5 year warranty

40300H
1. 12.5×9” in and out feed tables
2. 15 amp motor
3. 10,000 rpm
4. 4 threaded posts, fine thread
5. no cutter head lock needed
6. parallel by loosening chain tension and rotating sprocket
7. 62 lbs
8. tool storage on the cutter head guard
9. 2 dust ports, same side but can use right or left
10. top handle crank
11. depth gauge at front
12. repetitive cut, turret style
13. rollers on top
14. 2 sided cutter tips
15. 2 year warranty

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shampeon

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#1 posted 494 days ago

I’m curious about this, too. I’ve thought on and off of getting a benchtop planer for when I’m dealing with a lot of rough wood. If I had the space for an old Parks, I’d get that, but I don’t. The lower volume of the Steel City due to the segmented cutter head (not really a true helix, I guess) is appealing to me, and the lower TCO for dealing with cutters.

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#2 posted 494 days ago

So the cheaper one has 3 years less warranty. You didn’t say how much cheaper.

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#3 posted 494 days ago

Amazon prices are: $500 for the 40300H, $630 for the 40200H. I don’t get Steel City’s numbering schemes, btw. The 40100 is their entry level straight-blade planer. The extra warranty is probably more important than the extra outfeed table area.

-- ian | "You can't stop what's coming. It ain't all waiting on you. That's vanity."

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#4 posted 494 days ago

Thankyou so much guys those posts arent exactly what i was looking for . mostly i wanna know if anybody has had use of ththe 40300h and if it was as good or brtter than the 40200h because its cheaper i wanna go with the 40300h the waranty isn’t much of a concern for me. im kind of a preventive maintanance natzi. there isn’t much mechanical or electrical i cant make last well beyond projected lifespan.

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