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Deano56

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04-15-2015 12:04 AM

I was on Craigslist last night and ran across a Ridgid 13” planer for 220.00, new ones on Ebay can be bought for 312.00 shipped. This lady has a resale place and she’s saying the price is firm and that they go for 359.00 new, which some do but others sell for less. I would pay half of new if it ran well and looked clean. The add shows no actual pictures, only a online ad picture, and she did not offer a picture during our conversation. If it was clean and planned well is it worth the 220.00 in your eyes? I don’t want another fixer after the last two pieces of michery I have bought needed work.

-- Deano


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Rob

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#1 posted 04-15-2015 12:14 AM

You can probably do better unless this one turns out to be like-new. How long have you been watching CL, and do you have an alert set?

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#2 posted 04-15-2015 02:01 AM

I have been watching only a week or two, missed some great deals by hours. I emailed this lady back and canceled the appointment for tomorrow. I’m debating on buying something like this new, they seem a little more fragile than the heavier pieces of equipment. Problem is, I really could use one yesterday for a project that needs to be done by the fifth of May. I thought I had a Delta lined up for 125.00 but missed that one too. Should I be wanting a 3 knife planer?

-- Deano

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#3 posted 04-15-2015 02:23 AM

220$? Maybe.

-- Shooting down the walls of heartache. Bang bang. I am. The warrior.

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#4 posted 04-15-2015 02:35 AM

Yeah I pick this same model up off of Craigslist for $125…. I think he was asking $150…..but I got him to drop it a little. Even threw in a new set of blades for it. Great machine…been very happy with it. Good luck on your hunt.

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Deano56

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#5 posted 04-15-2015 02:41 AM

i wont pay 220 at all when a new one can be bought for 312.00

-- Deano

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#6 posted 04-15-2015 02:59 AM

$200-$250 is the ballpark for most lunchbox planers in good condition… frequently the seller bought it for a one time project and doesn’t need it any longer, so it has seen little use. Fine if you have the cash and were otherwise going to blow it on a new one anyway. However, they frequently pop up in the $50-$125 range (or even less) if you are patient.

If you don’t have the time, you will make up for it by paying more money for less machine. If you have the time, you will make up for it by paying less money for more machine. Your time, your money, your call.

Cheers,
Brad

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#7 posted 04-15-2015 03:15 AM

Run away from it.

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#8 posted 04-15-2015 04:08 AM

I’ve only used a 10” ryobi and a dewalt 735. The 735 was worth every penny.

-- Shooting down the walls of heartache. Bang bang. I am. The warrior.

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#9 posted 04-15-2015 12:00 PM

Wait, I got a dewalt 733 for $175 with outfeed tables and dust collection. Have missed several 735s with stands for $350

-- -Paul, South Carolina Structural Engineer by trade, Crappy Woodworker by choice

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#10 posted 04-15-2015 04:04 PM

I recently sold an 8 year old one for $175 with 3 sets of blades. I put it on CL at about noon on Sunday and it was gone by 7:00pm. I sold it and a Grizzly jointer for $650. That night I got to order a Jet JJP-12HH 12” inch jointer planer, this was the last day of the Jet 15% off sale. Amazing piece of equipment to me!

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#11 posted 04-15-2015 04:14 PM

For the price difference, I would go get one at Home Depot. If it fails prematurely you can return it.
I doubt the lady at the pawn shop will extend that courtesy.
A planer is a great tool to have.

-- Willie, Washington "If You Choose Not To Decide, You Still Have Made a Choice" - Rush

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#12 posted 04-15-2015 04:16 PM

Which model are your looking at? It makes a difference. The old TP1300 was a war horse. The newer R4330 was a chump. The current R4331 is better than the R4330 IMO.

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Tennessee

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#13 posted 04-15-2015 10:37 PM

When I sold mine, it was in great running condition, with three sets of blades. I got $150 for it.

-- Paul, Tennessee, http://www.tsunamiguitars.com

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#14 posted 04-15-2015 10:38 PM

its the R4331, I didn’t go look at it, I’ll keep looking for a week or so

-- Deano

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