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Forum topic by longgone posted 01-29-2013 07:03 PM 988 views 1 time favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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01-29-2013 07:03 PM

I just received this email ad for the carbide cutter planer that really seems like an affordable price.
check it looks good

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#1 posted 01-29-2013 07:32 PM

That is a great price. I have a Steel City bandsaw and I am very pleased with the way it is built.

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#2 posted 01-29-2013 08:24 PM

A good but affordable planer is on my wishlist, too. I’ve been looking at the Dewalts and a Makita. The Makita is $519. I’d love to hear opinions on these choices!

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#3 posted 01-29-2013 08:30 PM

It looks good. It must be carbide tipped straight knives. Anyone own it?

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#4 posted 01-29-2013 08:31 PM

I think it’s 2-sided carbide inserts, instead of the HSS ones they had before.

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#5 posted 01-29-2013 08:47 PM

I do not have this planer but my grizzly planer had carbide inserts ands it is fantastic..especially when cutting highly figured or hard wood. The ad says it has 26 inserts and each is two sided. They are very easy to replace and do not require adjusting.

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#6 posted 01-30-2013 01:52 PM

Yes, that doesn’t seem too bad.

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