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Forum topic by Hautions posted 497 days ago 859 views 0 times favorited 10 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Hautions

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497 days ago

I have been looking for a 12” planer for several months to replace my 20 year old Delta lunch box screamer. I was not afraid of the old classics like Powermatic 100’s and Rockwell 22-401 etc. I also gave serious thought to the Grizzly shop fox Delta offerings. I am a huge CL fan and concentrated on used machines. I finally brought one home today and just got done putting it in my basement shop. These things are very top heavy and I ended up taking it apart as it was frightening on the dolly trying to get it down 4 stairs. I bought it from a shop teacher at a private school in Indianapolis. Yes there is such a thing as shop class there. Someone left this planer to the school but the shop teacher explained it was way more then they needed. Most of their projects just use dimensional lumber, no rough sawn lumber. I picked up and we muscled it in to the van but my son and I used the engine lift to get it out when we got home. It is all hooked up and runs great . I need to get some knives sharpened next. I am really glad I ended up with the 15” planer as the added width will be great. The cast iron table extensions are awesome and it will really help with longer pieces of wood. Here are a couple of pictures.

With sharpened blades also brings the task of setting up knives. I need a dial indicator set-up. I am really excited to run a big pile of wood through it.

-- Larry, Mak'in Sawdust


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Jerry

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#1 posted 497 days ago

Awesome deal. Congratulations!

I am looking at an older woodmaster 712 on CL I am trying to talk myself into. I own the woodmaster 725 I bought off of CL. I love CL.

-- Jerry Nettrour, San Antonio, www.topqualitycabinets.net

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#2 posted 497 days ago

Great find . How much was it ?

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Hautions

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#3 posted 497 days ago

We haggled for quite a while and I eventually got him down to $750. It is barely used and I also got 4 sets of knives with it. I do not put this in the screaming deal category, but it was 50 minutes from the house and a real easy transaction.

-- Larry, Mak'in Sawdust

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#4 posted 497 days ago

Seems like a pretty good value to me. Good luck with it.

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#5 posted 497 days ago

Saaa – WEET!

Congrats!

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Dusty56

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#6 posted 497 days ago

That’s a steal compared to what they’re asking for a DeWalt 735 these days !

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BilltheDiver

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#7 posted 497 days ago

Congrats! I got a similar deal on a powermatic the same size a couple years back and really enjoy it. I’m sure you will enjoy yours to.

-- "Measure twice, cut once, count fingers"

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Hautions

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#8 posted 495 days ago

OK who uses the factory blade setting gauge? The owner just called and found the gauge. I see a lot of dial indicator how too’s but what do you guys use??? Thanks for the input.

-- Larry, Mak'in Sawdust

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runswithscissors

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#9 posted 495 days ago

I have used Planer Pals, which work pretty well, though I had to remove some interfering parts from my old Rockwell/Invicta 13X6 to do it. Doubt if you would have the problem with the SC. Amazon has them, and also the MLCS 9397 and Big Horn 19612. These latter two look identical, and are about the same price. They look like a better jig than the PP, because they are adjustable. The advantage of all of these types is they use magnets, which help hold everything together while you tighten gib screws.

I’ll bet Byrd makes a spiral head for that planer. Course it will cost a fortune, but they really are nice.

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#10 posted 495 days ago

I use a set of planer pals the are dead on and very easy to use.mine came with my 15 inch Grizzly.Chuck

-- Chuck, wiswood2 www.wisconsinwoodchuck.com

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