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MissouriOutdoors88

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11-05-2014 03:14 AM

I’m really looking hard for a planer and would appreciate any advice. I’ve seen a couple decent deals on CL but wasn’t able to jump on them in time. Anywhere else to look? If anyone has one they’d like to part with I would gladly pay shipping for a decent one. Would like to keep it under 200 bucks. Maybe I can get a new guy starting out discount haha.

-- I'm an aspiring woodworker with a degree in Biology.


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CharlesA

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#1 posted 11-05-2014 03:26 AM

Good luck on CL. I’ve done really well that way.

If you have to break $200, I continue to think the best low cost retail planer is the reconditioned Ridgid.

Not the best lunchbox planer, but often hundreds of dollars cheaper.

-- "Man is the only animal which devours his own, for I can apply no milder term to the general prey of the rich on the poor." ~Thomas Jefferson

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MissouriOutdoors88

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#2 posted 11-05-2014 03:29 AM

I wish I could find something for 100-150 but that’s probably dreaming. I don’t see a point in buying something like this new. Unless I had the money if course haha.

-- I'm an aspiring woodworker with a degree in Biology.

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#3 posted 11-05-2014 03:49 AM

Found one in Bowling Green. http://bgky.craigslist.org/tls/4739511704.html

-- "Man is the only animal which devours his own, for I can apply no milder term to the general prey of the rich on the poor." ~Thomas Jefferson

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CharlesA

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#4 posted 11-05-2014 03:51 AM

Use tempest search and remember to search for planner as well as planer.

-- "Man is the only animal which devours his own, for I can apply no milder term to the general prey of the rich on the poor." ~Thomas Jefferson

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MissouriOutdoors88

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#5 posted 11-05-2014 03:54 AM

Is that a decent brand? Also what do you mean by tempest?

-- I'm an aspiring woodworker with a degree in Biology.

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CharlesA

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#6 posted 11-05-2014 04:14 AM

Google: tempest search. It will search all CL and ebay listings within a specific radius of your location.

That SC is a 2 blade version, I believe and would be the only one around your price range used, but good condition. in your range, unless you luck out, serviceable is the best you can hope for.

-- "Man is the only animal which devours his own, for I can apply no milder term to the general prey of the rich on the poor." ~Thomas Jefferson

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#7 posted 11-05-2014 04:25 AM

I recently bought a Dewalt DW735 but it’s $550.
Really can’t beat it for the price though.

-- Joel, Encinitas, CA

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#8 posted 11-05-2014 04:34 AM

I bought my DW733 from CL for $125. I just had to replace the base plate (under the cutterhead and rollers) for $20 and it’s like new. Just keep at it on CL. It took me 2 – 3 months before I could jump on one. Also look for estate sales; that’s where I got my Drill Press for $120 (Ridgid 14”). Worse case is a Harbor Freight Planer with coupon would bring it close to $200, I believe. It’s got good reviews but it is HF…

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bowedcurly

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#9 posted 11-05-2014 10:00 AM

Try going to local auctions you can get some great stuff dirt cheap, I bought a Rockler Router table with stand brand new in box for 20.00 it was 299.00 at rockler. I guess it will be the same when I get old or pass someone will buy my stuff dirt cheap.

-- Staining killed the wood<<<<<>>>>>Dyeing gave it life

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MissouriOutdoors88

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#10 posted 11-06-2014 03:12 AM

Wow Rayne I’d say you got quite the deal there! I hope I can come across something like that. I wish I could find a good used tool place around here. Pawn shops seem to be pretty steep most of the time.

-- I'm an aspiring woodworker with a degree in Biology.

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#11 posted 11-06-2014 12:28 PM

Missouri, I believe CharlesA is referring to:

www.searchtempest.com

I’ve been using it for years rather than going straight to CL.

-- I'm selfless because it feels so good!

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rfulford

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#12 posted 11-06-2014 01:13 PM

I bought my dewalt 733 at a pawn shop. They had it listed for $325. I told the clerk i was interested but the price was way out of line. I ended up paying $150 plus tax. Their policy also included a 7 day money back garaunty.

At the time i had been looking for weeks with no luck on craigslist. Then suddenly i came accross the dewalt, a central machinery at another paw shop, a ap10 ryobi and a craftsman on craigslist. Feast or famine as they say.

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TheWoodenOyster

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#13 posted 11-06-2014 01:30 PM

Sit tight and watch CL. You’ll get a deal sooner or later as long as you are in a decent area. Some areas are harder for some reason, but I got a killer deal on my planer on CL.

-- The Wood Is Your Oyster

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#14 posted 11-06-2014 02:13 PM

Given your budget, you’ll find something that will suit you needs, it just take time. I found my DeWalt DW734 for $200 and looked like it had never been used. The ability to act quickly is a must if you want to get the best deal.

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#15 posted 11-06-2014 02:34 PM

It took me a year to find the jointer I wanted at the price I wanted. If a DW735 appears at a good price, you have to respond within minutes. Items like planers and jointers—you can go a long time with no good options, an then several will show up. Never know.

-- "Man is the only animal which devours his own, for I can apply no milder term to the general prey of the rich on the poor." ~Thomas Jefferson

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