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#1 posted 03-30-2019 10:49 PM

What CaptainKlutz said.

I’d recommend waiting for a 20” 4-post planer (the best deal will be on the no-name “20 planer”) on craigslist, buying the helical head for it and install it yourself. You should be able to get the planer for $800-$1,000 and the head will set you back $1,100. I just did this myself and it was a good way to learn the machine and save about $3K.

15” is OK, but if you have access to so many species, I’m betting most of your lumber will be closer to 20” than 15”.

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