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12-03-2013 11:19 PM
So we won a bid on a new to us planer. The deal I worked out fell in our favor. I knew the planer was for auction, and a very nice unisaw with overarm dust collection and 52” biesemeyer fence that is in very clean condition was also up for auction. It was online and I had to wait for about 2 weeks. So I sort of went out on a limb and sold the unisaw we owned, it also had a 52” Bies fence and was an excellent saw. Without going into detail, I bought the Uni/52” Bies and the Powermatic 20” planer for 150.00 more than what I sold my unisaw for. So we had minimal out of pocket expense.
The risk I had was loosing our Unisaw and not replacing it. But the risk was low because we have a PM65 just being stored that is in fine shape and waiting in the wings of being placed into service. Plus, there were 2 other auctions that had a total of 3 PM66 saws for sale so I might have been able to win one of those PM66 saws, all had 52” T square fences.
So now I am excited about our new planer, and our new table saw. Due to our schedule, I will not be able to pick up the equipment until next week.
I did not need another planer as we have the Woodmaster 25” 7.5 hp and the Woodmaster 12” 5 hp. I just wanted the Powermatic because it interested me some. I researched it some, and this Model 180 comes with an extra motor that is wired 110 and attaches to the planer in order to use some sort of grinding wheel and it sharpens the knives. I found that to be very neat. So needless to say, we are excited. Weighing in at just about 1200 lbs, it will be a beast and we will love the planer as much as our Woodmaster.