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Forum topic by ALBeam posted 533 days ago 445 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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ALBeam

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533 days ago

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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Purrmaster

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#1 posted 533 days ago

I’ve been pretty pleased with my DeWalt DW734.

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#2 posted 533 days ago

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 533 days ago

I like my Makita 2012NB.

-- Rich, Seattle, WA

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#4 posted 533 days ago

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

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#5 posted 532 days ago

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 532 days ago

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

-- jay, www.allaboutastro.com

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