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Forum topic by eric4716 posted 06-15-2017 01:43 AM 501 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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06-15-2017 01:43 AM

I have been looking for a planer. I had a Ryobi AP-12 planer that I sold last week. I was never satisfied with its performance. I also went and looked at a Belsaw. It would have needed a lot of TLC to get it running, but the price was cheap for a Belsaw. After careful consideration, I ruled that one out.

I don’t really have the space or money for a huge 15” or 20” planer and not sure if I would ever need something like that. I am also renting and only have one 220 outlet and don’t want to have to have the landlord install more for my woodworking.

I had contacted someone that has a Shopsmith Pro Planer for sale. It sounds like it’s in excellent condition and comes with an extra set of knives. It would be about a 7 hour round trip to go get it.

Another person also posted a Dewalt planer for sale. He is helping a lady sell off her deceased husband’s woodworking equipment. He wasn’t sure of the model of the Dewalt. He said that it’s on a stand and her husband had made rollers for it to feed wood into it. He said its probably about a 4’ section of rollers. I was the first to contact him and said I could come look at it on Sunday. It’s local so it’s very close.

Both are priced the exact same. Which one would be the better planer? If you use either, what are your likes and dislikes?

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#1 posted 06-15-2017 01:52 AM

if the DeWalt is the 735 I’d get that one. It’s really the best of the lunchbox planers right now.

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