|Forum topic by SouthernWoodworking||posted 07-21-2014 12:53 AM||880 views||0 times favorited||9 replies|
07-21-2014 12:53 AM
So, I have been browsing craigslist for about a month looking for a good planer and some other tools. I had just finished eating supper and was looking for some woodworking videos. So I start typing in google “woodworking” and missed clicked and it sent me to a craigslist search for woodworking. Now I have looked at most of these post but saw one that I hadnt clicked so I did. Low and behold, a guy in Atlanta was selling a Dewalt 735 planer with stand for $250. I thought for sure it had to be messed up or a old listing…NOPE it was posted 3min before I clicked. So I called the number and talked to the owner. He said “its pretty much new”and I was thinking “yea right” but I drove to 2 hours to make sure. Got their and this thing is immaculate. Was used once for a board and never used again. The dust was still on the floor from the board he planed. Needless to say Im a happy camper and on top of that got to go by Highland Woodworking while I was up their and was in hog heaven. Couldnt afford the tools in their but got to mess with some Festool stuff. Haha.
This guy was moving and was selling some other tools too like a Jet lathe with chucks and bowl turning items for $100 and a Delta contractors saw with T2 fence for $100. If I had more money I would have bought all 3 items.
So now the question, should I keep it on its stand or build a new one. Seems stable but Ive never used a lunchbox planer. Also, for a sled, what should I use? I saw a video of a guy who used a 2×10 to fix a warped board but couldnt that board get warped too? would plywood be better?
All in all, a good day! Thanks guys!
-- Noah Lambert, Georgia, 2x2 Designs.