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SSotolongo

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05-13-2019 02:05 PM

This one here. https://offerup.com/item/detail/626155394/ It’s been sitting on the market for a little while. I thought that at that price it would have sold already. Maybe I’m overestimating it’s value. There was a Ridgid one for about the same price that lasted only a day a week or two ago. I’m going to be reaching out the owner this week. Is there something I need to be looking at for when I go see it? I wonder if there’s something that might be wrong with it. Thank you.


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EugdOT

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#1 posted 05-13-2019 02:40 PM

I have it, payed double of what what he’s selling it for. Nice reliable planer with two speeds. I say grab it And the. Grab the extension tables on line if he doesn’t have them

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HackFabrication

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#2 posted 05-13-2019 03:02 PM

I own one.

Nice thing about that model, is it has an internal blower for chip extraction. Pretty much eliminates the need to hook it up to a dust collector. I rigged up a simple trashcan lid separator and bag filter. Works great:

You will need to do something like I did, as this will make one incredible mess!

I have well over double that amount for the planer/stand/extensions. IIRC, I paid $449 for just the planer (included extensions and extra blades). Picked up the DeWalt stand for around $160. Probably around $100 for the trashcan, lid separator/fittings, 4” flex hose, and filter bag.

For $250, if I was in the market, I’d be all over it.

-- "In the end, it's all Hack..."

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ruger

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#3 posted 05-13-2019 03:07 PM

best used price I have ever seen for a 735..I own a 735 does everything very well for a bench top planer. no regreats.

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Kazooman

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#4 posted 05-13-2019 03:17 PM

Hard to believe it has been on the market so long at that price. When I look at the pictures, I see what might be some corrosion. The bottoms of the feet look suspicious in two of the pictures. In the picture showing the insides, the black area below the center red thumbscrew looks fishy. In the top view with the Dewalt name facing you the right rear post looks like it might have a problem. Some of this could be artifacts in the photos. Perhaps not.

Has this thing ever gotten wet? Been in a flood? I would have a very hard look at it before making a purchase, even at that price.

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SSotolongo

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#5 posted 05-13-2019 04:22 PM



Hard to believe it has been on the market so long at that price. When I look at the pictures, I see what might be some corrosion. The bottoms of the feet look suspicious in two of the pictures. In the picture showing the insides, the black area below the center red thumbscrew looks fishy. In the top view with the Dewalt name facing you the right rear post looks like it might have a problem. Some of this could be artifacts in the photos. Perhaps not.

Has this thing ever gotten wet? Been in a flood? I would have a very hard look at it before making a purchase, even at that price.

- Kazooman

I noticed some of what you said. This is south florida so if he keeps it on the floor of his garage, then a little rust is going to happen to the base. Hopefully it’s not serious. I noticed the stuff on the top. I checked and these machines don’t use oil. I hope its the picture like you said or he rinsed it off to take a picture. I need to stop by this weekend and take a look at it.

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SSotolongo

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#6 posted 05-13-2019 04:26 PM



I own one.

Nice thing about that model, is it has an internal blower for chip extraction. Pretty much eliminates the need to hook it up to a dust collector. I rigged up a simple trashcan lid separator and bag filter. Works great:

You will need to do something like I did, as this will make one incredible mess!

I have well over double that amount for the planer/stand/extensions. IIRC, I paid $449 for just the planer (included extensions and extra blades). Picked up the DeWalt stand for around $160. Probably around $100 for the trashcan, lid separator/fittings, 4” flex hose, and filter bag.

For $250, if I was in the market, I d be all over it.

- HackFabrication

Good to know that dust collection won’t be a problem. I made my own cyclone with a bucket. I may make a second one just for this one, if I can get it. I’ll be heading over this weekend to go see it. Unfortunately, I can’t during the week.

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Gene Howe

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#7 posted 05-13-2019 05:01 PM

GRAB IT!

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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Fred Hargis

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#8 posted 05-13-2019 05:12 PM

That’s certainly the most reasonable price I’ve seen on one. It’s a little hard to understand why it’s still for sale (maybe the “Offer-up” site hasn’t many users.

-- Our village hasn't lost it's idiot, he was elected to congress.

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avsmusic1

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#9 posted 05-13-2019 08:12 PM

are you sure it’s not sold and the post was just never taken down?

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SSotolongo

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#10 posted 05-13-2019 08:21 PM



are you sure it s not sold and the post was just never taken down?

- avsmusic1

May be, but another post I was following said sold a few days later. I’m going to email him and find out.

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Andybb

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#11 posted 05-13-2019 08:54 PM

are you sure it s not sold and the post was just never taken down?

- avsmusic1

May be, but another post I was following said sold a few days later. I m going to email him and find out.

- SSotolongo

That happens often if people don’t update the stuff that sells. If not, grab it NOW!

-- Andy - Seattle USA

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Kazooman

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#12 posted 05-16-2019 01:05 AM

OK, you cannot leave us wondering.

Was it long, gone, sold? Was it still for sale but ruined in a flood? Had a hoard of idiots failed to find this amazing deal and you are now grinning as you prep your stock?

Having spent some time navigating to the file pictures to evaluate the planer and then offering my (non-expert) opinion, I would anticipate a response letting all of us know how this all played out.

Provide an update, or don’t anticipate a whole lot of help in the future.

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SSotolongo

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#13 posted 05-16-2019 01:12 AM



OK, you cannot leave us wondering.

Was it long, gone, sold? Was it still for sale but ruined in a flood? Had a hoard of idiots failed to find this amazing deal and you are now grinning as you prep your stock?

Having spent some time navigating to the file pictures to evaluate the planer and then offering my (non-expert) opinion, I would anticipate a response letting all of us know how this all played out.

Provide an update, or don’t anticipate a whole lot of help in the future.

- Kazooman

I’ve reached out to the seller but I haven’t gotten a response. That’s why I haven’t said anything else about it. I was hoping that maybe he was just busy, but its been two days. I’m beginning to think he either already sold it and didn’t take down the ad or decided against it and has left it up. That was an amazing price for it to be up there this long.

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SMP

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#14 posted 05-16-2019 01:20 AM

Thats why i never use offerup, i actually have never seen people take stuff down that has sold. There is stuff thata been on there for months and years.

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therealSteveN

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#15 posted 05-16-2019 03:12 AM

South Floridah. The nations hometown for telemarketing, and scam joints. You did call, using a working phone number right? Those tooooo good to believe prices for a pristine looking “used” product are all over this world. The world where more people work trying to scam you, than have real jobs.

You probably won’t hear from him, but you will be called repeatedly by his associates. They call that kind of ad, a number generator. Lots of guys like you called about that steal. They in turn will be called by his associates, employee’s, whatever you want to call his minions, or the people he markets good working numbers to.

My reason for never playing in the “offer up” sandbox. Give me e-mail contact every day. If it all goes South, you can walk away from a throw away e-mail address.

2019, unfortunately folks this is reality.

Below the ad there is a button that says report. Look there to see one of the listed reasons, SCAM, it’s there, and it’s been reported.

-- Think safe, be safe

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