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Forum topic by ichbinpete posted 01-27-2013 10:26 PM 1067 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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ichbinpete

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01-27-2013 10:26 PM

Not really looking to upgrade but this planer caught my eye:

Grizzly 1021z

Anyone know anything about this planer? When it was retired? What was retail? What would you pay for it? And would you replace a Dewalt dw735 with it (bought used on CL)?

Thanks!

-- It is better to keep your mouth shut and appear stupid than to open it and remove all doubt.


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Straightbowed

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#1 posted 01-27-2013 11:44 PM

yes I would buy the bigger planer and replace the lunchbox it will give years of service and plane all day long bet ya can’t do that with the dewalt

-- Stevo, work in tha city woodshop in the country

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#2 posted 01-27-2013 11:45 PM

this is a nobrainer

-- Stevo, work in tha city woodshop in the country

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#3 posted 01-27-2013 11:46 PM

The G1021 is a heavy duty stationary planer vs a portable. You get cast iron, a large induction motor, more capacity, more mass, heavier duty construction all around, and essentially a lifetime of service with minor upkeep. I view portables as being less permanent, and less feasible to maintain long term, though they can last a good long while. The finish you get will depend a lot on the condition of the knives and setup. There’s no question that the G1021 is a heavier duty planer that’ll handle more work more easily….whether or not it’s worth replacing your 735 with is up to you. I’d be mighty tempted. You could always buy it, try it, and make an informed decision based on which one your prefer.

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#4 posted 01-27-2013 11:58 PM

I’ve been looking at that planer…..................

If the knives are in good shape he’s at the high end of the value, I’d try to talk him down $50 at least. I had the Jet version several years ago and it was a solid planer. Just remember it is a 220v machine.

Go for it before I talk my wife into it…............

-- Artisan Woodworks of Texas.... www.awwtx.com

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#5 posted 01-28-2013 12:36 AM

My rule of thumb is 25-75% of the new price depending on the condition. This one looks to be mint. I think you should buy it. Let us know your decision.

-- Art

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#6 posted 01-28-2013 12:57 AM

If I used a planer several times per month, I’d definitely consider an industrial-sized machine.
However, since I only use my planer 4-5 times per year, I’ll stick with my lunchbox. It wouldn’t be worth my while to pay for and store a large machine.

I personally think $650 is fair-given the condition. But chances are, the seller would love to clear it out for $575-600.

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#7 posted 01-28-2013 01:40 AM

I already have the 735 and it works mighty well. I’ve torn it down and cleaned eveyrthing out\lubed up what I could. Just saw this and have kept going back to look to see if someone bought it. It’s might tempting and I’m pretty sure I could get ~$400 on my 735.

WWWD – What would the wife do? – though….hard to sneak in something of this size

-- It is better to keep your mouth shut and appear stupid than to open it and remove all doubt.

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