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Forum topic by Greg..the Cajun Box Sculptor posted 580 days ago 615 views 1 time favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Greg..the Cajun Box Sculptor

5030 posts in 1945 days


580 days ago

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

http://www.highlandwoodworking.com/steelcityportableplaner13helicalheadcarbide40300CH.aspx?utm_source=iContact&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Wood%20News&utm_content=2013+Festool+Prices

-- If retiring is having the time to be able to do what you enjoy then I have always been retired.


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amagineer

1384 posts in 1233 days


#1 posted 580 days ago

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

-- Flaws are only in the eye of the artisan!

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docspencer

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#2 posted 580 days ago

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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pintodeluxe

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#3 posted 580 days ago

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

-- Willie, Washington "If You Choose Not To Decide, You Still Have Made a Choice" - Rush

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shampeon

1358 posts in 820 days


#4 posted 580 days ago

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

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

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Greg..the Cajun Box Sculptor

5030 posts in 1945 days


#5 posted 580 days ago

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.

-- If retiring is having the time to be able to do what you enjoy then I have always been retired.

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Roger

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#6 posted 579 days ago

Yes, that doesn’t seem too bad.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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