|Forum topic by jonwright||posted 03-19-2013 10:29 AM||5223 views||0 times favorited||7 replies|
03-19-2013 10:29 AM
I’m a noob looking to get a planer, and I’m thinking a nice cab planer would be a nice addition to the shop. vs. a new benchtop model.
Found used Delta 22-785X planer. Google turns up next to nothing on this. Anyone know anything about it?
It has foldable roller in and out feed tables – I’m HOPING that it isn’t difficult to get them parallel to table? that’s rather a selling feature for me in a smaller shop.
Dood is asking for offers, so I have no idea what’s market or what’s reputation on this machine. I’m not interested in spending more than $600 for a used planer – that’s about my budget I’m hoping.
I’m in Arkansas and ironically used equipment is hard to come by and when it does pop up it’s either really old or folks just want nearly new prices. I’ve used a Dewalt 735 and the noise is just insane – however given the current rebate and price for the full pacakge (735x with another set of knives and in/outfeed tables) it seems to be a small premium over the Ridgid and Dewalt 734.
Maybe the portable General Equipment lunchbox planer with spiral head? That’s about same as the 735 at roughly $650 (actually 735x is $530 with rebate now). My addiction dealer I use has one but has few clients that have purchased it.
Otherwise I’d prolly just get a Griz Go453 and call it day – but I’ve spent over my individual tool budget with my table saw so I need to compromise somewhere else.