|Forum topic by rfulford||posted 06-06-2014 04:22 AM||1330 views||0 times favorited||9 replies|
06-06-2014 04:22 AM
Hello, its my first post so I suppose an introduction is in order. I am a new woodworker who has been slowly building up a collection of tools over the last year. I wanted to build frames for my photography and decided to start off my shop by building a workbench. One thing led to another and now I am hooked.
Now,I constantly have a project or two going. I am currently looking to add a thickness planer to my collection. I have had really good luck buying used so far but planers rarely come up used in my area. Suddenly, I am seeing them everywhere and I am having problems deciding. Bargains rarely come up where I live. Alot of the ads I see are ridiculously high priced for used tools when compared to cities that are 2 – 4 hours away. I really do not what is fair for a old and discontinued planer which is what these all are. Here is what I am faced with.
1 Ryobi AP10
2 Craftsman 351.217130
3 Delta 24-540
3 Dewalt DW733
None of these will be portable. Most likely I will build a custom table with a nice in feed and out feed. I am looking forward to any wisdom from the community.