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Forum topic by ALBeam posted 02-12-2013 07:13 PM 645 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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ALBeam

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02-12-2013 07:13 PM

Topic tags/keywords: tip question planer

i’m new to woodworking and am looking for a good planer that will last but won’t break the bank. any ideas?

-- -"He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain what he cannot lose." Jim Elliot


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#1 posted 02-12-2013 07:35 PM

I’ve been pretty pleased with my DeWalt DW734.

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#2 posted 02-12-2013 07:38 PM

About the cheapest planers you will hear people recommend are the Ridgid R4331 or the Dewalt 734. Both of these will offer essentially the same level of performance, and most owners love them.

If these prices are still too high, the next best option would probably used rather than buying a cheaper new unit.

-- Rex

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#3 posted 02-12-2013 07:40 PM

I like my Makita 2012NB.

-- Rich, Seattle, WA

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#4 posted 02-12-2013 07:43 PM

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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#5 posted 02-13-2013 01:49 PM

thanks guys!

-- -"He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain what he cannot lose." Jim Elliot

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#6 posted 02-13-2013 02:36 PM

I think the prices I’ve seen on the DW734 recently represent a very good value.

-- jay, www.allaboutastro.com

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