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    Looking for a Planer

    I was thinking of getting a Dewalt DW735x or a Makita 2012NB.

    Anyone have opinions comparing the 2 one way or the other or where I might be able find them at better prices than Amazon ($599 and $699 respectively)?

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    Re: Looking for a Planer

    +1 on the DeWalt...and consider and upgrade to a Byrd cutter head. It's a great machine.
    And in the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years.-- Abraham Lincoln

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    Re: Looking for a Planer

    If you want one at a lower price, I could sell you my used Ridgid. That way I could upgrade to a shelix version ��

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    Re: Looking for a Planer

    Quote Originally Posted by dancam View Post
    +1 on the DeWalt...and consider and upgrade to a Byrd cutter head. It's a great machine.
    Holy smokes - the Byrd cutter head is almost as much as the planer!

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    Re: Looking for a Planer

    It doesn't say what model

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    Re: Looking for a Planer

    Contact the seller for the details you are looking for.

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    Re: Looking for a Planer

    Maybe check this one out from Grizzly. Made in Taiwan, not China.

    http://www.grizzly.com/products/Griz...terhead/G0889Z
    I know you believe you understand what you think I said, but I am not sure you realize that what you heard is not what I meant.

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    Re: Looking for a Planer

    Went with the one in the classifieds. Thanks!

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    Re: Looking for a Planer

    By the time you upgrade to a helical head, you can just about buy a real stationary planer that will last the rest of your life.

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    Re: Looking for a Planer

    Quote Originally Posted by Rwe2156 View Post
    By the time you upgrade to a helical head, you can just about buy a real stationary planer that will last the rest of your life.
    Agreed, however most "real" planers are 220v and that can be an issue for many

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    Re: Looking for a Planer

    Quote Originally Posted by chris_goris View Post
    Agreed, however most "real" planers are 220v and that can be an issue for many
    Yep - no 220v in my garage, and I think it would cost quite a bit to add any as I think I would need a new panel?

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    Re: Looking for a Planer

    I have a delta with a bad cutter head. you could get a shelix head and I'll give you the delta. not sure how much aggravation is involved to do the change out. I've been holding on to this for parts but it's been 3 years and haven't needed any parts. It's got to go!
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    Re: Looking for a Planer

    Quote Originally Posted by dazart View Post
    Yep - no 220v in my garage, and I think it would cost quite a bit to add any as I think I would need a new panel?
    You may not need a new panel, you just need to have access to 2, 110v feeds dedicated to the 220v circuit. BEWARE!!! Once you go 220, youll never go back! Its a slippery slope!
    Last edited by chris_goris; 01-17-2019 at 06:20 AM.

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