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Jetfuel

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03-13-2014 10:31 PM

What would you guys be willing to pay for this planer and cart/stand?

http://minneapolis.craigslist.org/ram/tls/4371328747.html

He bought it in 2008, and used it on a job, but it’s been sitting in his shop, not being used ever since. Additional things that isn’t listed.

1) He doesn’t have the extra infeed and outfeed extensions.
2) He doesn’t have an extra set of knives.

I went and checked it out the other night, plugged it in and turned it on. Sounded good. I didn’t run any boards through it though because he didn’t have anything hooked up to it for DC.

-- Dan B, Twin Cities, MN - "If it's not Boeing, I'm not going."


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johnstoneb

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#1 posted 03-13-2014 10:42 PM

That’s new price. Lowe’s has that planer new on the shelf for $599. $00 $50 is probably about where it should be.

-- Bruce, Boise, ID

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bondogaposis

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#2 posted 03-13-2014 11:09 PM

Tools plus has it with extra knives and indeed out feed tables for $575 NIB.

-- Bondo Gaposis

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syenefarmer

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#3 posted 03-13-2014 11:17 PM

The fact that it comes with that DeWalt stand is a plus but as has been said, his asking price is a bit on the high side. You can figure you’ll spend at least $50 for the infeed/outfeed table set which are really needed to make this planer work the way its supposed too. A stand is easy enough to make yourself so the value of the DeWalt stand is up to you. I would say that $500 is a good price for both pieces but $450 isn’t really low balling as you will have to purchase those infeed/outfeed tables.

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Charles Maxwell

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#4 posted 03-13-2014 11:23 PM

I have one of these planers. Outstanding output and durable! I’d make an offer of $400, not a penny more.

-- Max the "night janitor" at www.hardwoodclocks.com

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NiteWalker

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#5 posted 03-14-2014 12:18 AM

What bondo said. If you want to pay that much, get it from toolsplus (great store btw) and pay less, and have the tables and an extra set of knives.

The stand goes for about $150. Or you can build your own for less than $30.

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

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mikeevens45

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#6 posted 03-14-2014 12:22 AM

ditto to high…plus… new you get warranty

-- as technology progresses, wood workers seem to regress...all my power tools and my favorite is a chisel and a hand plane

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woodworkingdrew

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#7 posted 03-14-2014 12:31 AM

Jetfuel- Dont be fooled by a stand. You can make one for cheap. This planer is not a good buy IMHO. I dont know your needs or how much you have to plane, but take a look at the 734. I am in the same boat right now and the 734 got great reviews and sells for 399.99. Hope this helps

-- Andrew, California

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Jetfuel

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#8 posted 03-14-2014 12:53 AM

Thanks for the input guys. I offered him $500 the night I checked it out. He re-adjusted his price to $575, but he wouldn’t budge from that. So…I left without it and let him know that if he reconsiders to give me a call.

I got an email from him today offering $525. I haven’t replied back yet, but I was really thinking of sticking to my $500 offer. I told him straight up the night that I saw it that the planer is what I am interested in. I don’t need the fancy stand/cart, but if it had to be a package deal, I would use the stand/cart.

Would you guys throw in a counter to see if he would only sell me the planer? He wasn’t interested in selling just the planer the night I checked it out, but he might be now that he isn’t having any other interest. I even told him that I would need to buy the infeed and outfeed extension tables.

-- Dan B, Twin Cities, MN - "If it's not Boeing, I'm not going."

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Shawn Masterson

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#9 posted 03-14-2014 01:22 AM

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Jetfuel

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#10 posted 03-14-2014 01:28 AM

Shawn, I did see that listing for the Ridgid planer. I wasn’t really looking to get a Ridgid, but maybe I should re-consider.

-- Dan B, Twin Cities, MN - "If it's not Boeing, I'm not going."

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lightcs1776

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#11 posted 03-14-2014 01:42 AM

Frankly speaking, I think $525 would be him taking advantage of you. As mentioned, you can get it new for less than $600, which means a full one year warranty, infeed and out feed tables and an extra set of knives. Home Depot has it for $540 on sale right now – http://m.homedepot.com/p/DEWALT-13-in-Heavy-Duty-2-Speed-Thickness-Planer-with-Knives-and-Tables-DW735X/203054755

-- Chris ** If there must be trouble, let it be in my day, that my child may have peace. — Tom Paine **

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Tim78

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#12 posted 03-14-2014 01:51 AM

At $525 you will be very happy with the stand. It is a nice sturdy stand that rolls well. Check the bolts on the blades. If they are not torx, call the local DeWalt repair shop and they have a replacement set. There are many threads on the old bolts here on Lumberjocks. They gave me a new torx wrench and bolts for free a few years ago. Great people here in the Twin Cities.

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bigblockyeti

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#13 posted 03-14-2014 02:47 AM

$350 – $400 the knives are pricey and the infeed and outfeed tables I’ve found are almost mandatory. These are great planers, but you’re buying with zero warranty and the price should reflect that as well.

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mrg

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#14 posted 03-14-2014 03:05 AM

Amazon has one listed for 649 with extra blades and the in feed and out feed tables.

-- mrg

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#15 posted 03-14-2014 03:09 AM

$500 is still insane.

I paid $519 on Amazon a few months ago for a new one with extra knives and in/out tables.

Bought a mobile base and stand from HF for $50, and I think it’s as good if not better than the Dewalt stand.

I wouldn’t suggest paying any more than $400 (and honestly, even at that price I’d pay the extra for a new one).

The only way I’d buy that is if it were a ridiculous steal ($250 or less).

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