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Posted on Last machine to think about, planer

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#1 posted 03-05-2021 01:22 AM

I have a Powermatic 15 S (spiral blade) bought before the price for large shop tools went crazy ($1700)....and before the helix heads were available. Thought about changing it to the Shelix head but for $700+ I can buy a lot of replacement blades for the current head…. For sharpening you can touch them up but it would be a problem to sharpen them because they are thin and flexible. They are easy to change with no alignment problems. It does a great job of planing and it is not noisy.

My vote is for the Powermatic, second is for the Jet which is essentially the same machine.

-- Les B, Oregon

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