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Forum topic by jasonallen posted 08-16-2014 07:03 PM 782 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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08-16-2014 07:03 PM

Topic tags/keywords: question planer

I currently have a 13” Ridgid planer and I’ve worn out the bearings in it. I started tearing it apart to replace them and about halfway through I decided I might look at an upgrade instead. I’ve never been very happy with the Ridgid planer anyway. Now I’m looking at a 15” Grizzly GO453, a 16” Jet JWP-16OS, or a 20” RBI 720 that is used. I wondered if anyone has any advice or experience with any of them. The RBI is $1900 and comes with a Jet DC-1182 dust collector that would also be an upgrade for me. It is a planer/moulder/sander, which I have no experience with.

-- Skill and confidence are an unconquered army.

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#1 posted 08-16-2014 10:56 PM

If the RBI is in good shape it is an excellent machine and the extra width will serve you well, but I think that price is too high. The Jet is a solid machine, you can’t go wrong with Jet.

I would not consider anything from grizzly unless you are willing to spend a lot of time and effort solving the myriad of issues they have.

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#2 posted 08-18-2014 02:58 AM

Thanks for the input. I found another RBI that came with a sanding drum and molding shaft for $1300.

-- Skill and confidence are an unconquered army.

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