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Forum topic by blackspring posted 07-19-2014 11:38 PM 1481 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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07-19-2014 11:38 PM

Hi gents -

I made a similar post weighing out keeping my own Ridgid Table saw and a Delta 10” construction saw.

My grandfather recently passed and left me all of his tools. Many of which, I have already, so I’m going through the process of deciding what is best and selling the rest to give some funds to my grandmother.

I own a Bosch compound miter saw Model: 3915 – app 8 years old

My grandfather had a Craftsman 10’ 137.285980:

This saw is almost new.


Next up is the thickness planer. I own a Mastercart 12.5 ” model number 55-5523-4

This has been a good starter planer, but I do get some snipe at the ends of my boards – maybe this is common to all entry level planers.

And he left me a Delta 12.5” Model 22-560c

Not sure which is the better planer.

Thanks guys – I appreciate your experience and advice.


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#1 posted 07-20-2014 11:07 PM

I’d keep your Bosch slider (you didn’t mention it was a sliding CMS) over the Craftsman.

I would take whichever planer is in better shape. They are pretty much the same thing – lunchbox planers. If the Delta shows less signs of use and runs well, keep that. If your existing one is better, keep it, even though it’s a pretty generic import.

The Delta would be worth more in resale value, so that’s a consideration as well.

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#2 posted 07-20-2014 11:46 PM

The Delta 22-560 is a nice planer….I’d definitely keep that. Even though the Bosch is likely the nicer SCMS, I wonder if you’d live to regret not keeping your GF’s like new Cman…if it cuts remotely as well as your Bosch, I’d be inclined to keep it.

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#3 posted 07-21-2014 12:07 AM

I think he’d get more for the Craftsman because of its condition than he would for his Bosch because of the like-new condition.

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#4 posted 07-21-2014 12:14 AM

Where are you located? (I need a planer…and I’d probably have to look at the miter saw too…)

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#5 posted 07-21-2014 12:33 AM

alternatively, ou could consider selling both and buying what you really want.

I might consider what a combined value would yield on an upgrade path.


-- Dave, Oak Park, IL

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