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jcecil

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2056 days ago

Topic tags/keywords: wilton planer on sale question

I got the Rockler email that shows the Wilton 12.5” planer reg. 269.99 on sale for 99.99. I currently have a 13” delta but was thinking for 99 bucks it wouldn’t be all that horrible to have a spare sitting around. Looks like it comes with the stand which I don’t care so much about but I am curious does anybody have any experience with this machine to say its a decent machine or not?


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KenGa

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#1 posted 2056 days ago

I saw that as well and would be curious as to how good this planer was also.

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#2 posted 2056 days ago

One question I just now thought to add, was if it has any dust collection port? The only pictures I am seeing online are with either both tables folded up or from the front side only.

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#3 posted 2056 days ago

I’m not finding it on their site for some reason….do you have a link ? Thank you

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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jcecil

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#4 posted 2056 days ago

It appears to be a closeout or something, I couldn’t find it on the Wilton site either. Here is Toolking’s link:
http://www.toolking.com/wilton99182121-2inchthicknessplanerwithleg_stand.aspx

The replacement knives look to be around 19 bucks plus shipping so that is a plus compared to the delta I currently have

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Dusty56

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#5 posted 2056 days ago

Looks like a $99 special…. I could use something like this . Now if only we could get a link to Roclkler offer. Is the email that you got specifically for you or can you pass it on to others ? Can you forward the offer to Dusty56 at comcast dot net ? Thank you

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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jcecil

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#6 posted 2056 days ago

It was one of the emails I get from the store manager from the St. Louis store. It says in regards to this particular item Minimum 10 per store. I looked up the item # from the ad online and it is not found. I will assume it is being clearanced via the stores. Not sure if you have a rockler near you but if you do it goes on sale starting January 3rd and our store is opening at 7am. So if you have a store close by give’em a call.

I forwarded you the email.

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Dusty56

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#7 posted 2056 days ago

Thank you very much for all of your help ….I live in western Massachusetts and the closest Rockler store is in the Boston area (Eastern MA).....Maybe I’ll check the Albany NY area for stores as i am only about an hours drive to that neck of the woods. Happy New Year : )

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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David A. P.

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#8 posted 2056 days ago

On the topic of cheap Wilton shop tools, ToolKing seems to have the Wilton 6-1/8” Bench Jointer on sale for $99.

-- David A. P. -- Ars Arboris ("Art of the Tree") -- ArsArboris.com

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KenGa

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#9 posted 2056 days ago

For a newbie like me this seems like a deal too good to pass up on.

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Dusty56

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#10 posted 2055 days ago

Hello,
Many people are requesting special accomodation for either the early sale of these items or the shipment of items from our store to their home/shop. In fairness to all, we are sticking to the “first come first serve” method of selling sale items with limited quantities. I hope this information clarifies any questions you have regarding tomorrow’s sale. -Management

Rockler Retail Stores and Rockler Online run their own independent sale offers, and the Wilton Planer is only available in limited quantities for purchase at Rockler Retail locations beginning tomorrow 01/03/09. We have answered several dozen inquiries about the sale items found in the e-mail flyer you received.

This is the reply I got from Rockler…...Only available in store…...only 10 items per store , so you’ll have to be there early !

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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klt

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#11 posted 2055 days ago

looking at the one we have on the floor there is no incorporated dust port but it would be easy to improvise one. the blades are actually exposed from the back of the unit which is a bit scary, nothing a little red warning paint wouldn’t fix. all in all not a bad little unit for the price (this coming from a Rockler associate).

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ChuckV

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#12 posted 2055 days ago

This looks like somebody was at Rockler early this morning!

It just goes to show that some people are always out to make a buck, or in this case, 75 bucks.

-- “That it will never come again / Is what makes life so sweet. ” ― Emily Dickinson

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Dusty56

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#13 posted 2055 days ago

The sad part is the fact that they took something of limited supply out of the hands of someone else that actually needed the machine ! I was going to make the trip from Western MA to the Boston area ,(closest store to me…205 miles round trip) but they couldn’t “hold” one for me even if I gave them my CC number over the phone .

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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PurpLev

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#14 posted 2055 days ago

Dusty – I know what you mean. more power to capitalism, but in this case, it IS a limited supply item, and I’m sure some people could really benefit more by getting this at store cost, then using this as a money maker… kind of a shame…

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

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#15 posted 2055 days ago

I was lucky enough to pick up one of these planers this morning from my local Rockler here in Milwaukee. The store opened at 7am, and I got to the parking lot at 10 after 6 and received a ticket for the last planer. There were about 10 cars there ahead of me at that time. The item I was most interested in was the Delta JT360 jointer selling for $200. There were 8 of those I believe. Unfortunately I did not get one of those. Now I have to break it to my wife that I have to buy the Ridgid one. ;)

-- Ezra in Brew City

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