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CRAFTEX 15" HELICAL PLANER & CRAFTEX 20 HELICAL PLANER.

CRAFTEX 15" HELICAL PLANER & CRAFTEX 20 HELICAL PLANER.

08-09-2021 10:14 AM by Bentley2021 | 13 comments »

CRAFTEX 15” & 20” Helical Cutterhead Planer Review/Rant.It had way worse snipe than the Dewalt. The Dewalt was over 8 years old when I sold it with the upgraded cutterhead. I had absolutely ZERO issues with my Dewalt DW735. So now onto the Craftex 20” Helical planer. Like I mentioned above the machine leaked as soon as I got it home and tried running it. I made sure I pointed this out to Busy Bee immediately The build quality of this machine was a bit better than the 15” model but...

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The new laguna PX planers

The new laguna PX planers

06-01-2021 09:08 PM by Surfridge | 3 comments »

I’m not big on using message boards but I was doing research for the new Laguna planer models and couldn’t find anything so this is my review for others checking out the Laguna planer redesign. First basic info: I am a one person custom furniture and cabinetry shop in LA. Been in business since 2013. 1400ish sqft shop. I replaced my dewalt 735 bench top planer which I had upgraded with the Byrd Shelix cutter years ago. Great little machine with the upgrade but I’ve pus...

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Oliver Byrd Shelix Benchtop Planer

Oliver Byrd Shelix Benchtop Planer

03-24-2021 12:41 AM by chip73 | 8 comments »

I just purchased this planer for $699 plus $95 for shipping. After running electrical for a 20 amp fuse I got to try it out. My initial reaction was wow. I’ve had two different panera a jet and Dewalt. This Oliver planer is fantastic! I planed walnut, cherry, maple, paduk, curly cherry and birdseye maple. The finish was excellent will take very little sanding. The curly cherry and birdseye was just excellent. No tear out nothing but a smooth finish. It comes with a Wixey Digital Readou...

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Grizzly 0815 Planer Review: Must read if you own it or want it.

Grizzly 0815 Planer Review: Must read if you own it or want it.

02-24-2021 07:26 AM by rbtools | 5 comments »

5 star planer that has a “but” which makes it a 1 or 2 star planer This is a marvelous planer: absolutely zero snip [as long as you lock the cutter head], 8” of travel, 2 speeds, no huge expensive cabinet, heavy, no need for adjustments worked great right out of the box. Zero snip even when planning 7’ hardwood without infeed nor outfeed tables. Grizzly sells the Shelix helical cutter head for this planer. I purchased and installed it. The results are perfectly smooth boards th...

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Grizzly T31496 - Helical Cutterhead for 13" DeWalt Planer

Grizzly T31496 - Helical Cutterhead for 13" DeWalt Planer

09-17-2020 11:33 PM by Davevand | 18 comments »

I purchased and installed this new cutterhead for my Dewalt 735 planer. Very smooth online purchase and delivery, good install instructions along with a Youtube video was all I needed to get the cutterhead installed. I was a bit skeptical about installing the two bearing, but they were fairly easy to seat with a block of wood and a deep socket. With this setup you do not have to remove all the carbide cutters to install. I took my time and the whole install process took about two hours.Th...

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A lot of thought went into the ergonomics and engineering

A lot of thought went into the ergonomics and engineering

08-08-2020 05:43 AM by sansoo22 | 5 comments »

There was a post back in January about the Woodpecker One-Time Corner Plane. I was one of the few that thought it was an excellent idea. After all I do have a Stanley 95 in near mint condition for putting on crispy corners so why not have a dedicated plane to soften them. So I ordered one and agreed to review it when I got it. I’ve been playing around with this thing on just about every species of scrap stock in my lumber rack and I must say I really enjoy using it. Lets start wi...

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Steelex Helical Head 15" Planer, Model ST1012

Steelex Helical Head 15" Planer, Model ST1012

02-20-2020 04:56 PM by PPK | 16 comments »

I’ll not write a really lengthy review, since there is a lot of information out there about this style of 15” planers. It’s been discussed before that most machines are produced in the same plants in Taiwan or China, and then individual companies customize slightly and apply their own paint colors/decals. I’ll limit this to what makes this unit stand out from the others. 1) Price. This machine can be had for about $2100 shipped to your door. 2) Helical Head...

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Feed roller replacement for outdated Makita planer

Feed roller replacement for outdated Makita planer

02-20-2019 10:50 PM by KirkA | 6 comments »

My Makita 2030N 10 inch planer/jointer is over 20 years old. Recently the feed rollers had their plastic coatings dry and crack off, rendering my planer unusable. New rollers were very expensive but after extensive internet searching I found Wood Tech Enterprises. They were able to take my 2030N feed rollers and replace the coating on the rollers to a like-new condition. After placing the re-covered rollers on my Makita planer I have been able to plane to my heart’s content. The r...

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Ridgid 13" planer. Disappointed

Ridgid 13" planer. Disappointed

12-09-2018 05:57 AM by Mark | 20 comments »

I’m not going to lie, at first i was very impressd with this planer. But I have come across a serious problem for the second time now with the same one. Not sure if it was just a lemon but its a real disappointment and frustration when you run a nice piece through and on one edge its lets say 3/4” and its tapered down to almost 5/8” on the other. The blade over time keeps slipping on a slight angle when it should be even all the way through. Adjusting it shouldnt be an opti...

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Grizzy G1021x2 15" Helical Planer - Initial impressions review

Grizzy G1021x2 15" Helical Planer - Initial impressions review

10-22-2018 12:53 PM by edapp | 16 comments »

This is another one of those “I just got the tool” reviews, but there is so little information out there about this planer I thought this might be helpful to some… Grizzly offers a few 15” planers, and more than one with helical cutterheads. I chose this one because it wasnt made in China (no tariff fee) and because the cutterheads are curved and set at a 30 degree angle. their other option, G0453, is made in china and uses straight inserts that are parallel to the ...

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