15" grizzly planer price

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Forum topic by SirIrb posted 03-21-2015 12:35 PM 784 views 0 times favorited 8 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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03-21-2015 12:35 PM

I have only worked with grizzly table saws and don’t have as much experience with the planers as I do delta and powermatic. What do yall think about this machine and price. Owner said it needs to be sharpened and cleaned. Other than that it works fine. I thought it a bit high.

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#1 posted 03-21-2015 01:06 PM

I’d offer less, but I’d be prepared to pay his asking price.

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#2 posted 03-21-2015 01:26 PM

I’d look at the blades, and be prepared to replace and that will cost a bit of money. Get the manual and see what a stock blade should be size wise.

Then when you measure the blades on the unit for sale that will tell you how many time’s they have been sharpened. Take a look at the condition of the gibs (bolts that hold the blades in) make sure they have not been mangled).

I bought a big 20” northfiled planer, and the blades had been sharpened so many times that they were barely being held in place. Luckily blades are pretty common, but on a 15” planer depending if it’s 3 or 4 blade HSS, that could run a hundred bucks.

Then just size up does the table elevate ok, does it look abused.

Just looking at the picture, I’d use the blade conversation to try to knock it down some. If in good shape other than surfaces rust or being dirty, offer 300 – 350.

I’d go the 400 if decent.

Good luck!

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#3 posted 03-22-2015 01:11 AM

Fire it up see if it runs ok, check that the feed motor is functioning, run a 2×4 through it, and offer less. But I would buy it for the asking price. See if he has spare blades, setting jig, manual.

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#4 posted 03-22-2015 01:17 AM

I had that same two hp model for….....10-12 yrs.

Paid for itself many times over and don’t recall ever having a failure with it

400 is a bargain if its in decent condition

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#5 posted 03-22-2015 04:12 AM

2 years ago I bought a delta 15” planer and paid $450.00 identical to the Grizzly one. I felt I got a great deal! I put new blades I bought from amazon for under $40.00, and they worked great. If the motor sounds good I would get it, I believe you wouldn’t regret it once you used it.

Let us know if you get it.

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#6 posted 03-22-2015 08:02 AM

I paid $600 for a similar Taiwanese planer in great shape and have never regretted it for a second. If it is in good shape go for it!

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#7 posted 03-22-2015 10:34 AM

Grab it before someone else does! I have this same planer. I bought it new around 1990. I just upgraded it with a spiral cutterhead and a Jet 3HP motor. Awesome machine even before the upgrade.

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#8 posted 03-23-2015 11:23 AM

thanks for the feedback, gents.
I will have to first see if the A/C at my place is dead and if so how much that will cost me before I can get this. This is the style of planer I like, similar to the delta 33. The extra width is only better.

Again, Thanks.

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