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Forum topic by richardwootton posted 08-05-2013 04:31 PM 1159 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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richardwootton

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08-05-2013 04:31 PM

Do any of you guys have the Grizz lunch box planer? It’s right in my price range and I haven’t seen much about them. Love to hear some suggestions. I have a birthday coming up and I’m trying my damndest to drop hints to my girlfriend.

-- Richard, Hot Springs, Ar -- Galoot In Training


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Loren

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#1 posted 08-05-2013 04:42 PM

All the portable planers are made in the same handful
of factories, perhaps as few as one factory in Taiwan
and one in China. The heavier ones tend to work
a little better than the lightest in class ones.

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cabmaker

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#2 posted 08-05-2013 04:49 PM

I had one about ten yrs ago . My hope was that it would substitute as a jobsite planer to keep from needing to carry the 15 inch around. Boy was I wrong ! It went on the sale block promptly,

If your girlfriend loves you let her get you the real deal.

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NiteWalker

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#3 posted 08-05-2013 06:43 PM

A better planer for less.

I’m extremely happy with mine.
An advantage, should you have the desire down the road, byrd makes a shelix head for it.

-- He who dies with the most tools... dies with the emptiest wallet.

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Bill White

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#4 posted 08-05-2013 07:04 PM

I’ve had a DW 733 for years with no problems. Just regular cleaning of the rollers, waxing the tables, and sharpening the knives.
I’d be hard pressed to rec. something else (except DW).
That being said, I’m not much of a fan of single-use/reversible blades just because of the economics involved.
Bill

-- bill@magraphics.us

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Burgels

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#5 posted 08-05-2013 07:08 PM

I just bought a used Dewalt 733. I’m really happy with it. I would have LOVED a 15 inch stationary grizzly planer but the price was an order of magnitude higher ($130 vs $1500)

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knotscott

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#6 posted 08-05-2013 08:17 PM

A lot of Grizzly tools offer a great bang for the buck, but the portable planers not so much IMO. By the time you pay s/h, you’re nearing the price of some nice planers with cutterhead locks to help reduce snipe…...like that DW734 that NiteWalker linked to.

-- Happiness is like wetting your pants...everyone can see it, but only you can feel the warmth....

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