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dpsnyder
12-23-2009, 12:15 AM
Has anyone had any experience with or heard anything about the Steelex ST1002 15" planer? I am considering some type of a 15" planer, used or new. also considering Grizzly G0477,

Thoughts?
Dan

Additional Info - IGNORE MY NEIGHBORS COMMENTS and OPINIONS :rotflm:

LOML has given green light on building the kitchen cabinets and the door panels are wider than 13" so it seems a 15" planer would be in order. But not sure I can justify new or higher end 15" so looking at used or lower end 15" planers. Here are some options I was looking at:

Grizzly G0477 ($850 no shipping) - 2 hp, 110v, 2 feed rates, 2 knives, open stand, planer/molder
http://grizzly.com/products/15-Planer-Moulder/G0477http://grizzly.com/products/15-Planer-Moulder/G0477
Steelex ST1002 ($972 no shipping) - 3hp 1 phase, 220v, 3 knives, 5000 rpm, 2 feed rates, mobile base
http://www.amazon.com/Steelex-ST1002-Thickness-Planer-Mobile/drillpress/B001ONTJC2http://www.amazon.com/Steelex-ST1002-Thickness-Planer-Mobile/drillpress/B001ONTJC2
Oasis P1015 ($689 + shipping) - 3hp 1 phase, 220v, 3 knives, 5000 rpm, 2 feed rates, mobile base
http://www.toolorbit.com/Oasis-Machinery/Oasis-Machinery-P1015.htmlhttp://www.toolorbit.com/Oasis-Machinery/Oasis-Machinery-P1015.html
Sunhill CT-382A ($749 + shipping) - 3hp 1 phase, 220v, 3 knives, 15000 rpm, shelix head upgrade - $795 - http://www.sunhillmachinery.com/en/home-shop.html?page=shop.product_details&category_id=49&flypage=flypage.tpl&product_id=161&vmcchk=1http://www.sunhillmachinery.com/en/home-shop.html?page=shop.product_details&category_id=49&flypage=flypage.tpl&product_id=161&vmcchk=1

Or the Bas route (junior version):
Jet 707410 10" jointer planer ($419 no shipping) - 2 knives, 110v, 9000 RPM, open stand
http://content.wmhtoolgroup.com/sellsheets/707410_ss.pdf


other option is to get a nice Dewalt 13" planer and simply pay/swap favors for use of a 15" planer when I need one - there are several around. Can likely get a good used Dewalt easier.

decisions, decisions :eek:
Dan

ScottM
12-23-2009, 07:00 AM
Dan, you need to pay Bas a visit and check out is new Jointer/Planer combo. Not 15" but the way to go.

woodArtz
12-23-2009, 07:07 AM
Dan, you need to pay Bas a visit and check out is new Jointer/Planer combo. Not 15" but the way to go.

No Scott, we need a 15" planer. :eek: I mean Dan needs a 15" planer. :gar-Bi

ScottM
12-23-2009, 07:27 AM
No Scott, we need a 15" planer. :eek: I mean Dan needs a 15" planer. :gar-Bi


What are you guys building?

froglips
12-23-2009, 07:32 AM
Speaking as one of Dan's neighbors, let me reiterate what woodartz said. WE need a +15" planer.

Jim

woodArtz
12-23-2009, 08:25 AM
What are you guys building?

Things that need a big planer... :help:

Umich684
12-23-2009, 08:37 AM
Dan,
Gotta say that $850-950 to me is a lot for mobile head planer. I wonder if you would consider the mobile feed table instead..like the G0453 (http://www.grizzly.com/products/15-Planer/G0453)? I use a similar grizzly planer to the 453 and love the quality. Additionally, there will be a point where consideration on a helical head comes in. The G0477 can't be upgraded to my knowledge.

Guy in Paradise
12-23-2009, 02:08 PM
Seems like these models would be more temporary than a lifelong, one time purchase. If I was going to spend $800 or more, I would probably go another few hundred and get a higher quality machine.

Suggest looking at Craigslist, there are a couple of planers listed (not mine):
sale-wx7bg-1495064937@craigslist.org (sale-wx7bg-1495064937@craigslist.org?subject=Dec%205%20-%20Professional%20Woodworking%20Shop%20Retirement% 20Sale%20%28Indoors%29%20%28High%20Point%29&body=%0A%0Ahttp%3A%2F%2Fgreensboro.craigslist.org% 2Fgms%2F1495064937.html%0A) (15" Woodtek, needs bearing, but probably a good deal)
sale-dnnuk-1491532942@craigslist.org (sale-dnnuk-1491532942@craigslist.org?subject=230-Volt%201%20JET%20708531%20JWP-16OS%2016-Inch%203-Horsepower%20Open%20Stand%20Planer%20-%20%24500&body=%0A%0Ahttp%3A%2F%2Fraleigh.craigslist.org%2Ft ls%2F1491532942.html%0A) (16" Jet, seems like to good of a deal at $500, careful on this one)
sale-sk66q-1480771376@craigslist.org (sale-sk66q-1480771376@craigslist.org?subject=Delta%20woodwork ing%20Machinery%20-%20%244500%20%28Fayetteville%29&body=%0A%0Ahttp%3A%2F%2Fharrisburg.craigslist.org% 2Ftls%2F1480771376.html%0A) (15" Delta, looks like owner is wanting to sell as package with a bunch of other tools)

There are others but thought the distance might be too much to Ohio or PA.

Good luck.

eyekode
12-23-2009, 03:33 PM
Seems like these models would be more temporary than a lifelong, one time purchase. If I was going to spend $800 or more, I would probably go another few hundred and get a higher quality machine.

Suggest looking at Craigslist, there are a couple of planers listed (not mine):
sale-wx7bg-1495064937@craigslist.org (15" Woodtek, needs bearing, but probably a good deal)
sale-dnnuk-1491532942@craigslist.org (16" Jet, seems like to good of a deal at $500, careful on this one)
sale-sk66q-1480771376@craigslist.org (15" Delta, looks like owner is wanting to sell as package with a bunch of other tools)

There are others but thought the distance might be too much to Ohio or PA.

Good luck.

The 16" Jet is definitely a scam. Stay away :)

FredP
12-23-2009, 03:49 PM
Soon as you get the 15" planer you will need 16".:gar-Bi may as well bite the bullet and gat the 20" model. a drum sander wood be nice too........ AKCHOOLEE the sander would be more useful. :icon_thum panels could be glued up in 2 halves, planed, glue halves together and drum sand the panels to thickness. flat too!:rotflm:

dpsnyder
12-23-2009, 07:21 PM
OK Fred,
your post is more evidence that association with this website is definitely responsible for a definite increase in the $ spent for tools. All for a good cause, but more dollars none the less. I am aiming at $1000 tops, so while I like your sentiment, it ain't gonna happen!:no:

but thanks for the encouragement :gar-Bi
Dan

FredP
12-23-2009, 07:25 PM
OK Fred,
your post is more evidence that association with this website is definitely responsible for a definite increase in the $ spent for tools. All for a good cause, but more dollars none the less. I am aiming at $1000 tops, so while I like your sentiment, it ain't gonna happen!:no:

but thanks for the encouragement :gar-Bi
Dan

happy to be of service....:rotflm:

Travis Porter
12-23-2009, 09:14 PM
I had a Grizzly 1021 for 15" planer many years and it was a good machine. No experience with the others you are checking.

junquecol
12-23-2009, 09:42 PM
15" planers are pretty much generic, with the two different types being movable beds, or movable head. My Delta has the movable head. I like the fact that tables stay the same height. If you should snag a used one without infeed / outfeed tables, you will appreciate this. But the one drawback is I have to swing the motor out of the way to change knives. My Rockwell 13" has a movable bed. Don't confuse my Rockwell with current JUNK carrying the Rockwell brand. Salem snagged a used generic for about $200. I paid $600 for my Delta (used) a couple years back. It was in "mint condition." If you watch craigslist, used Delta's pop up for $600 - $750 range regularly. Except when you are looking one.

froglips
12-24-2009, 06:39 AM
Some great feedback. I think Bob and I would prefer the 20".

Thanks for the help!

Jim

dpsnyder
12-24-2009, 07:02 AM
I think I'll just write the check to Froglips and WoodArtz! They talk a great talk, but haven't pointed out any deals yet!

Fred had some good thoughts, that maybe a smaller planer and a drum sander might be a better more versatile route and be good for a wider variety of projects,

What to do, what to do

Dan

Travis Porter
12-24-2009, 09:52 PM
I think I'll just write the check to Froglips and WoodArtz! They talk a great talk, but haven't pointed out any deals yet!

Fred had some good thoughts, that maybe a smaller planer and a drum sander might be a better more versatile route and be good for a wider variety of projects,

What to do, what to do

Dan

Patience. That is the key. Used is a great route to go, and one will pop up here or on Craigslist sooner than later. A 15" is a good size, and I used mine for many years before I ever decided I wante to get a drum sander.

Matt Schnurbusch
12-26-2009, 02:23 PM
15" Powermatic Planer/Molder on Raleigh CL right now $750.00

http://raleigh.craigslist.org/tls/1525049046.html

Makinsawdust
12-26-2009, 04:06 PM
15" Powermatic Planer/Molder on Raleigh CL right now $750.00

http://raleigh.craigslist.org/tls/1525049046.html

Now that's a real deal!:icon_thum

Ken Massingale
12-26-2009, 04:27 PM
Now that's a real deal!:icon_thum
Yep, go look at it and flash 6 C notes and a 50 at him and I bet he'll take it.

petebucy4638
12-26-2009, 11:55 PM
Dan,
Gotta say that $850-950 to me is a lot for mobile head planer. I wonder if you would consider the mobile feed table instead..like the G0453 (http://www.grizzly.com/products/15-Planer/G0453)? I use a similar grizzly planer to the 453 and love the quality. Additionally, there will be a point where consideration on a helical head comes in. The G0477 can't be upgraded to my knowledge.

I'm in the market for a planer and I've been looking at Grizzly's G0453. It can be upgraded. Grizzly offers three different helical heads for that model. It's actually less expensive to order the straight-blade planer, then install the new head, then it is to order it with a spiral head.

Pete

Herbie
12-27-2009, 11:42 AM
I personly like the Jet 15" planer,I have mine under my old tractor shed on a cement pad both ends of the shed are open so no problem with long boards and I just back-up my lawn tralor up to it and let the shavings land in it and put them around my better halfs flowers. Rain or shine I can plane.You can get the spiral head for it if wanted,but it is rather pricy you can also get carbide blades for it out of Canada for less than 1/2 the price here in the USA.Herbie:thumbs_up

James Davis
12-27-2009, 11:50 AM
you can also get carbide blades for it out of Canada for less than 1/2 the price here in the USA.Herbie:thumbs_up

Wouls you care to share where?

Thanks,
James

Herbie
12-27-2009, 06:39 PM
Elite Tools.com,you can check them out @ elitetools.com

Herbie
12-27-2009, 06:43 PM
Made a mistake its elitetools.net,sorry